Ever heard of a Taco Salad Potluck?
It's a fun idea for a get-together with friends.
The hostess makes the taco meat and guests bring toppings for the taco salad. You build your own taco salad from a wide variety of ingredients each person brings. It makes for a fun party.
Great Taco Meat
1 pound ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup water
Crumble ground beef in a 1-quart glass casserole. Microwave on high for 6 minutes and drain. Stir in seasonings and water. Microwave on high 3 to 4 minutes or until meat is done. Makes enough meat for 10 tacos or a taco salad.
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
4 1/2 ounces chocolate candy bars
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Combine softened butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla in large bowl with a wooden spoon. Stir in flour, mixing well. Spread mixture evenly in a greased 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan. Bake in a 374 degree oven 15 minutes, or until top is lightly browned. Remove from oven and break up chocolate over hot toffee bars. Sprinkle with nuts. Cut into-inch bars immediately. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until chocolate is melted.
1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1/3 cup celery, chopped
8 ounces pizza sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 small zucchini, finely chopped
In a skillet, cook ground beef, onion and celery until meat is brown and onion and celery are tender. Drain well. Stir in pizza sauce, mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in zucchini; heat through. Fill each pita half with some of the meat mixture. Add a few alfalfa sprouts on top and enjoy.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Remember the good ol' days when a pie was set out to cool, not to thaw?
GARY'S TIP: After cleaning outdoor garbage cans, toss in dry laundry detergent to repel flies, etc.
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