Saturday, February 21, 2009

Our Favorite Foods #2


--Couldn't have said it better myself.

Few things excite me more than tacos. Crunchy tacos to be exact. I just can't get enough of them. Growing up, at least once a week we would have a make your own taco night in the Carpenter household consisting of crunchy taco shells (Old El Paso brand), ground beef, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and of course salsa (we went through the largest bottle of Pace Picante Mild sauce about once every two weeks on average.) Upon my arrival at college last year, I was thrilled to discover that once a week the cafeteria had the exact same buffet of taco amenities. Needless to say, it was my favorite meal.

There is just nothing like biting into a crunchy shell filled with your favorite fixings and experiencing the pure ecstasy that makes up this simple, Americanized-Mexican entre. Sadie and I have both expressed that if we would be the best eaters of anything, it would be crunchy tacos despite their subsequent danger in cutting your mouth and throat with the sharp edges of the shell.

Stay tuned for future discussions of favorite food which will most likely include many, many more Mexican dishes: Salsa, burritos, quesadillas... okay maybe we'll just make another entire blog about Mexican food; the possibilities are endless.



Lindsey said...

well praise the lord for songs about tacos set to homemade videos about tacos uploaded to the internet by people who truly appreciate tacos. i love a bed of lettuce drenched with salsa cradled, however loosely, in my crunchy taco shell. versatile and vegan friendly (perhaps). good call.

HungrySisters said...

I went to Mazatlan on Friday with Memaw and Papaw. It was the first time I've been in months and it was so good I can't even express it in words.


Jamie said...

Lindsey: of course tacos can be vegan friendly. cook up some tempeh or tofu. or even just some beans!!! delicious.

Sadie: maybe mazatlan for my bday since i'll probably have to eat at five million places whenever i get home.

Your cousin Dawn said...

Hello cousins!
I'm checking out your blog for the first time and enjoying it very much. However, when you discuss Mexican food I must insist that what you are eating in NC is not true Mexican food, and I cordially invite you to visit me and my hubby in the great state of Texas where we have raised the art of finding, eating, and critiquing Mexican food from a science to a religion.
Safe travels to Coney Island!