I was cleaning up my pictures when I came across all these vibrant colors! I had completely forgotten about this delicious taco meal. It was a meal we made early into quarantine and the social distancing measures. It was a super indulgent meal, made during a time that we didn’t think would last long so we really went into taco night.
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The Full Taco Night Spread
There is nothing more delicious than a full taco night spread, especially during a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Homemade tortillas. Pico de gallo. Guacamole. Meat that falls off the bone. This was a meal that took almost a full day of prep. But it was definitely worth it in the end.
Recipes to Use
If you’re looking to create a full taco night spread, here are some of the homemade foods we included in our indulgent table-spread, as well as recipe links.
*Please keep in mind that we didn’t use most of these recipes ourselves, since my husband likes to make-up recipes as he goes along! These recipes are the closest iterations I found.
- White Rice with Lemon – similar recipe here
- Pico de Gallo – similar recipe here – another recipe here
- Meat – similar recipe here
- Guacamole – our recipe here
- Homemade Tortillas – our recipe here – similar recipe here
- Black Beans
- Limes, quartered
- Cilantro Leaves
Guacamole & Tortilla Videos
I’m excited that we will soon be recreating a small part of this meal, my all-time favorite part of any taco night: how to make guacamole!
For Hispanic Heritage Month, I will be recording a video about how to make guacamole for older children and their parents for my library. I will also be making a video about creating homemade tortillas, even if you don’t have your own tortilla press!
I might try to add some history in there about the dish and its ingredients. After all, a dish doesn’t just spring out of nowhere; it tends to be born from aspects of a culture and its history. However, it’ll depend on the parameters for length of video set by the library.
Quarantine has been giving us quite a bit of extra time…and we’ve spent that time as wisely as we can: by making indulgent foods and margaritas! What have been your favorite drinks during this pandemic?
This was a food post about
Taco Night during the Pandemic.