Friday, January 16, 2009

The Taco Feed

Last Friday night Uncle Bill came over for one of his famous "taco feeds." What makes it so "famous" is that he makes the taco shells from scratch!

It doesn't take too much effort, and just a little bit of time, and the result is delicious!

First you mix together Corn Masa (from the grocery store -- it's cornmeal treated with lye) and water:

Then you roll the corn mixture into balls and cover:

Next you press the tortillas out with a tortilla press ($10 or less at a local Mexican store):

Then you cook them in a non-stick pan set over hot heat. And you keep them in a warm oven underneath a cloth kitchen towel:

In the mean time you get together your taco meat, cheese, lettuce, salsa, black olives, cilantro, onion, etc.

It's very fun to lick the cover to the sour-cream:

Uncle Bill says that newspaper covering the table is the authentic way to go:

Everyone digs in and makes their own taco:

Boy are they ever good!!!!

I've not been very detailed in my instructions. If you'd like step-by-step instructions and a recipe, go here. I think I'll be needing to get one of those tortilla presses and trying it out myself sometime.

Well, Michael is off again this afternoon to speak at a conference for the weekend. Emily flew the coop and went to Texas to visit our cousins. That leaves me and the children and some very, very cold weather. I have a few ideas and I hope we will have a pleasant few days together. Right now, I've got to get back to chores and finances.


Monica said...

That does look SO good! I like the newspaper idea, I might try that next time we have tacos.

The syders said...

Looks fab and something that all my family would enjoy...I will definately be buying one of those taco presses!

Seán MacC said...

this is Sean. Thank you for leaving our comment on my blog. I think they would like burger king just like me!
Mammy told me you used to live in Scotland.

Ruth MacC said...

Hi there,
the occasion my friend was going to is a débutante ball. Very big over here and very expencive!

What a great Uncle you have! He could teach young men a thing or two and it looks like he already is! (teaching your sons!)

I HATE THE COLD and am VERY sorry for you right now!