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post #21 of 23

Oh, and I second the idea of Mexican food... you can do a lot of variations on that - tacos, burritos, fajitas, that don't take lots of time to make, use lots of veggies - and you can use meat or not as you choose. (I always think that meat is a really expensive thing to buy a lot of!). I use refried beans as a protein in all of those things, and top with lettuce, fresh pico de gallo or store bought salsa, guacamole, cheese, olives, sour cream. In our house, our Mexican nights are flexible - whatever we have on hand or need to use up. Lately I make my own refried beans too (b/c they're easier than I realized!), but you can clearly use the canned ones. 

post #22 of 23

You asked about a guacamole recipe. I live in Tucson so the stuff flows like water here. I make mine by squashing ripe avocados then mixing in a good tasting jarred salsa. (We buy Trader Joe's chunky salsa.) I add a bit of salsa, stir, taste, and add more salsa until it tastes right. My husband, on the other hand, dumps in a bunch of salsa and stirs. He always adds more salsa than I do. Either way it tastes great.

post #23 of 23
I did a take on the taquitos today. Fry the potatoes in a little EVOO, salt n pepper, onion and garlic. Also had a tiny bell pepper I threw in. When it was all golden, I tossed in some diced (sandwich) slices of ham & topped with some left over cheese that was hogging up fridge space. Hubby are with tortillas and loved it.
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