In truth, we have been eating carryout in styrofoam containers and having lots of cheese, crackers and Ramen Cup of Soup this week. Last night we wanted home cooking. My son was coming over and he loves tacos. I decided to give it a try, after all I have the stove and refrigerator working...just nothing else.
I started with a casserole dish I could throw away. I used one saucepan and a few utensils to create my masterpiece. I meant to use paper plates for serving and out of habit I grabbed dinner plates (more work, bad idea).
I started with a layer of taco chips, broken and placed in the bottom of the pan.
I browned a pound of ground beef in my saucepan, drained it (that was tricky) and added a little water and a packet of taco seasoning. The meat went on top of the chips.
In the same saucepan (no sink, remember?) I warmed a can of fat-free refried beans and spread them over the beef.
A package of shredded cheese and a few more broken chips finished it off. Into a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes, until the cheese is melted and browning a little around the edges.
I topped each serving with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, avocado and sour cream. My husband added a spoonful of salsa to his.
It was actually really good and under normal conditions would have been easy. It also required lots of steps to the basement wet bar to wash the vegetables, wash the dishes, bring up the can opener and the worst part for me is that all the "garbage" goes into a trash bag instead of a garbage disposal. Am I spoiled? If living with running water and garbage disposal in my kitchen makes me spoiled...you bet I am. Living without the countertops isn't all that impossible, living without a sink...horrible! We both decided that there will be more Ramen in our diet until the project is done!
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