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Thankful Thanksgiving Thursday and Some Tacos

27 Nov

“Tacos are like what the voices of a hundred angels singing Bob Dylan while sitting on rainbows and playing banjos would taste like if that sound were edible.”

― Isabel Quintero

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I am thankful for so many things, but my family is at the top of the list. My little granddaughters FaceTimed and said “Happy Thanksgiving.” It’s so wonderful to watch them grow before my eyes, even if from long distance. My son and daughter-in-law are so sweet to call all the time.

My son Matt in California called and we talked for almost an hour. I talked to both of my sisters, and I called my Tia’s. (Aunts) Two out of three answered, and we had a nice talk. I had a nice chat with my old friend Debbie.(Don’t tell her that I said she was old.) Another nice call to my sister-in-law Ann. Then, there were a lot of texts and emails from friends and family.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to be thankful and keep in touch with people to let them know how thankful you are to have them in your life. (You know who you are.❤️)

My neighbor and friend, Mr. Mike texted that he was going to drop of a plate of snacks, and just knock on the door and leave. That was nice. He knew I wasn’t going anywhere.

When I talked to my sister Jo Ann, I told her I was going to carry on the tradition that she and Mom had of having tacos for Thanksgiving. I found some shredded beef and avocado in the freezer. I had my Bernard’s salsa, tortillas, black beans, cheese, and lettuce.

Oh my. Fresh pan fried tacos right out of the skillet. Too good.

Then, the end to a perfect day. A beautiful two mile evening walk, catching the sunset at its finest.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends.

Toni’s Taco Tuesday and Sequestered Cinco de Mayo~ Salud.

6 May

Cinco de Mayo is here! Let’s give ’em something to taco bout!

How much Mexican food do I plan to eat this Cinco de Mayo, you ask? That’s nacho business!

Cinco de Mayo is boring… said no Juan ever.

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This is the first time in ages that I didn’t have friends over for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, or go out to lunch or dinner. It’s not fun celebrating all by yourself, but I managed.

I love to cook, but I haven’t been to the store in weeks. So, I took my life into my own hands by searching the overstuffed freezer for some possible ingredients for dinner. Only two things fell on my foot during my search. No injuries.

I found some frozen cooked chicken breasts, chopped green pepper, and some frozen avocado. Oh yes, the ever important container of Minutemade Limeade for margaritas. I already had plenty of tortillas in the fridge. Every good Mexican has plenty of tortillas at all times.

After my evening walk, I started preparing my shredded chicken tacos with black beans.

While the tacos were frying, I mushed the now defrosted avocado with some Bernard’s Salsa, poured out some tortilla chips, and blended the margaritas. I know…I know… that’s enough food for an army. I’ll be having taco Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday. As long as the margaritas hold out, I’m OK with that.

Salud Amigos. Feliz Cinco de Mayo.

Yes, I do have my very own super cool sombrero.

Saturday:) Starting A Sweet New Year With Old Traditions

1 Jan

“HopeSmiles from the threshold of the year to come, 

Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” 

― Alfred Tennyson

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New Year’s Eve, a time for old traditions and new resolutions. I’m visiting my mom and sister for the holidays. They have an unwritten long standing tradition of making tacos for holidays. Forget the turkey, ham, sweet potatoes and pies. We have homemade tacos. Yep! Nothing beats homemade tacos. A good way to ring out the old year. And…time to start the new year, start a new diet, and start eating right. Nah! Never mind. Too many tacos and brownies, too little will power.



Mom and I are going down to the community room for their New Year’s Eve party tonight. She asked me to make brownies for the pot luck. Of course, I had to make my traditional brownie face. I couldn’t find a single bowl to mix in. Mom doesn’t bake anymore, so I used a large sauce pan. Still works.


I cut up some large marshmallows, layered into the batter and topped with chocolate chips. They turned out magnificently. (Remember: Always play with your food. I always do.)



Yum! Looks good! Happy New Year!