At the Mason House we have a tradition. Every Wednesday we have taco night. This is something Matt and I look forward to all week. We both love Mexican food and Wednesday signifies that it is almost the weekend, so it is our jam. Plus we love the Wednesday night show line-up with Modern Family. It is one night we can agree on the food and TV shows:) I especially love it because I don’t have to plan a meal I already know we are having tacos and that is easy!
We always start taco night off with Tequila. We both like tequila, I love it, Matt tolerates it but it seems to go perfect with tacos. When Matt gets home we each get a shot (small glass) of tequila that we sip while we talk about our days. It is a nice way to unwind and catch up with each other.
Hornitos is the Tequila we usually buy it is around $20, it is decent tequila but not awesome. If you love tequila you should try Corzo or Partida both are about $70 a bottle but they are Amazing (trust me I have tried many a tequila).
We have taco night down to a fine science and now we make our own taco seasoning and Mexican Rice. I can’t stand the prepackaged kind it tastes so processed. I am always in charge of the taco seasoning. Excuse how tired I look, this is my standard look come 8:00 pm.
This is the recipe we use for our homemade taco seasoning. Try it, I promise you will never buy the prepackaged kind again! It tastes so much better with all fresh spices and no weird additives. We make a big batch and keep it in an old jelly jar.
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Matt is always in charge of the meat. He insists on 80/20 ground beef, and don’t judge but it does make a difference. Lean meat doesn’t crumble properly for tacos it gets all clumpy. If you drain the 80/20 meat well alot of the fat and grease gets soaked up.
This how 80/20 meat should look red and fresh (according to Matt).
My man being a freak about the beef, I am not allowed near it while it cooks.
Hard taco shells are a must. I actually love a soft taco but for our taco night we always do hard shells.
And you can’t forget the toppings. We always serve ours with fresh diced tomatoes, julienned spinach, guacamole, diced jalapenos, sour cream, and shredded sharp white cheddar (I always shred my own cheese from the block I think it tastes better).
The end result, Mexican Heaven! (You might remember this picture from my post a few weeks ago. This is true I eat one taco and Matt eats 5. I am jealous of men and their metabolism.)
So me tell me do you have any weekly meal traditions in your house? This is one tradition I hope Sterling will grow to love as well! Who doesn’t love a good taco?? I know we sure do!