It’s my son Paul’s 13th birthday today!! I can’t believe it!! We were up earlier than usual so there was enough time to open gifts before school. He was very happy with what he got! So, when I was thinking about what to make for dinner, one of his favorite meals I make is a Mexican Fiesta! We love chicken or beef tacos, lots of salsa, cheese, onions, tomatoes, Mexican rice. My brother in law Jim e-mailed me a great idea he made last night. He made chicken tacos but made his own hard shells.
Here is what he did:
I had some leftover roast chicken to use up, so I decide to make Chicken Tacos tonight. I had a lot of corn tortillas in the freezer (I made Enchiladas a couple weeks ago – the “family pack” of 36 tortillas cost me $1.09 – like $0.03 each!!). I found a recipe online for making taco shells from corn tortillas. You warm the tortillas in the microwave for like 30 seconds, then lightly spray both sides with cooking spray (I have a Misto spray pump filled with canola oil). Then you sprinkle a little chili powder and salt on one side. In a preheated
375 degrees oven, you then drape the tortillas over two wires of the oven rack. The sides drop down, the part hanging on top of the oven rack becomes the bottom, and they turn crisp in 7-10 minutes. The idea came from a cardiologist. No frying, and almost no fat.
Isn’t that a great idea? Thanks for sharing Jim!
I am going to make those tonight with out Mexican Fiesta!!
Have a Happy Birthday Paul, I love you, and I am so proud of you!!!