Thursday, August 8, 2013

Taco Salad Bowls

One of our favorite meals is Taco Salad.  I usually make it all together in a great big bowl, mixing it together right before serving.  Everyone just dishes it into their own bowl, but when we have it, we never have enough bigger bowls.  And since it's the only thing we're having when we have it, you want a bigger bowl instead of a small one.  Another thing when we have this meal is that half of us like tomatoes and half don't. I usually leave them out of all of it and just put the tomatoes in a small bowl on the side.

But now I've found a new solution to this problem!  Have you ever eaten at Fuzzy's Taco Shop?  There Chicken Taco Salad with Garlic Buttermilk Ranch dressing is my absolute favorite! I think I could eat that salad every day.  Since there's no flour and no sugar, it makes it extra- appealing to me!  But the salad is neat because it's served in a huge stainless steel bowl.

And that was the inspiration. It's so easy to mix the dressing and salad together because the big bowl is extra-big!  I also liked the restaurant's bowls being stainless steel.  Kind of made it fun!  So, I planned to get me some stainless steel bowls for Taco Salad night.  I didn't need as big of bowls as Fuzzy's uses, but wanted something bigger than I had.  Guess what?  I went into Walgreen's today for something and happened to see some of those bowls! There were three sizes - in the dorm-living section, so probably a temporary item!  I bought the medium bowls (8 in. diameter) and bought the six they had - just enough for our family.  They were $2.00 each, but I'm wanting to get more of the for when we have company. I also want to pay $1.00 or less for each.  The quest is on!
(Ingredients:  Leaf and Iceburg lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, crushed tortilla chips, Ranch Style Beans (heated), browned ground beef seasoned with salt, onion powder, and garlic powder, tomatoes, and Kraft Catalina Classic salad dressing.)

Another thing I decided would be fun is to let everyone make their own salad.  There's room to mix them because of their size and now the non-tomato lovers can keep them out all on their own!  The kids thought it was really fun and it tasted really good! Maybe it tastes better done separately, maybe it was the bowl, maybe it was just in their heads :).  Who cares, right?  Everyone was happy.  Everyone was full!  Everyone had fun! 
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Wa Wa Waughs said...

Only time I eat Catalina dressing - something about that combination. So Good!

Unknown said...

There are a few pieces and features we really love. The fine mesh strainer is actually a thick, flexible plastic. It has held up very well and we have not had any rusting like we have experienced with metal strainers before. The non slip grip on the bottom of the big mixing bowl is really helpful as are the handles and pouring spout on the smaller mixing bowls ….

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