Taco Bar & Contest Winners

taco-salad-barHere’s a quick and easy way to entertain friends – a taco salad bar. (You know, this would have made a fun Superbowl party idea. I should have shared it awhile back. We had this for Christmas Eve dinner.) My friend Monica over at The Yummy Life blogged about these tortilla molds last fall, and I immediately ordered them. ($12.99 for 4 – great deal).

Making the bowls is easy. Buy 8″ diameter tortillas (the kind sold in a plastic bag at room temperature in the grocery store). Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Put one tortilla in each baking shell (no need to grease or spray them – just tuck the tortilla down in there). Bake for 15 minutes, or until evenly browned, and move them to a cooling rack.

You can make these ahead and store them in a ziploc bag or plastic container for several days.

See how easy that is? But your dinner guests will be so impressed. Serve with all of the makings for tacos or taco salad and put them on a lazy susan so that everyone can reach them easily. For dessert, you might serve Mango Fruit Salsa with Sugar & Spice Tortilla Chips. YUM!

We have winners from the Fourth Quarter Challenge contest! Congratulations to Mary from Texas who won the Reader’s Choice Award with her beautiful Pemberley Sweater. And congratulations to Chanina from Israel who won the regular drawing for her gorgeous Snuggle Up Wrap. We’ve added $25 to each of your Loopy accounts for winning. Have fun finding something to spend it on!

What’s up for your weekend? I’m laying low with the cold of the century (ugh), so that means staying away from Loopy, knitting and Netflix, or a good book.

Sheri caution:grumpywhensick


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19 comments on “Taco Bar & Contest Winners

  1. Just finished and posted the 2012 1st QTR challenge, so will be looking through my stash to see what’s next. Love the Snuggle Up Wrap, have to check to see if I have enough of one color to do it. Otherwise, it might be time to cast on for the Palindrome. It’s supposed to rain some more, maybe even a little snow, so no use cleaning the floors — the dogs will only mess them up again. Seems to me the perfect plan is to KNIT!!

  2. Feel better soon, Sheri. I hate colds. Kick back and relax. Let your body do the work while you rest and have lots of fluids.

  3. Get better soon. Simple knitting is best while ill. It’s too awful when you make a mistake on something while sick cause at least I already have limited patience due to the cold.

    Be happy knitting

  4. What a bummer! Get well really soon Sheri. A cold is no fun, it always impairs my knitting. Plenty of fluids and much rest is what you need, you have had a very busy year! Please take care of yourself.
    Thank you for sharing the “Taco Bar” that is a great idea!

  5. Ugh. I’ve had a cold for months. Mostly enough to be irritating, but I don’t expect it to be better until April. I know how my system works. So, citrus, tea, and as much rest as I can get. Hope you feel better soon!

    Also, going through pattern and yarn stash is a good activity when you have a cold. Queue up a few things you forgot about. :-)

  6. Deepest sympathies on the cold. I had two back-to-back. There are no polite words to describe spending 5 weeks rooted to the couch, too sick to knit or read. Hope you’re ‘all better’ soon.

  7. Wow all that lovely taco stuff and then the fruit salsa!? You should totally be feeling better already!! :) In the meantime, DayQuil / NyQuil and a bunch of hot water with honey & lemon are your BFF’s!! Get well soon

  8. This too will pass. I am in the last stages of my Cold of the Century and am headed out for knitting. 4 days of being cooped up was enough. get well soon!