March 24, 2014
Homemade Taco Seasoning
My husband and I had a conversation that went like this last week:
Me: Is it too soon to have tacos again?
Husband: No, the kids loved it. Besides we have Pizza Friday now, why not Taco Tuesday?
Me: True! Catchy name too.
5 year old: Moooom, you know you can't copy the Lego Movie for everything, right???
That's right. Husband and I are so tired we forgot that "Taco Tuesday" was a major component of The Lego Movie and that our children would immediately notice this. Nothing like a kindergartener to keep you honest, right?!
The good news is that our Taco Tuesdays are nowhere near as dramatic as the inspiration and we have two nights a week that the kids are eating with NO FUSSING. That is a parenting win right there. I should give my boys credit though that at 4 and 6 they are outgrowing much of the pickiness we had last year and we don't have to fight over food very much.
Homemade Taco Seasoning:
adapted from All Recipes
1 tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper (add more if you want more heat)
Mix all ingredients together. This makes about 1/4 cup, and I suggest adding about 2 1/2 tablespoons in place of a taco seasoning packet.
This can easily be doubled or tripled to keep with your spices.