Logo

NATIONAL TACO (tues)DAY

Is it a coincidence or is it fate that National Taco Day falls on what most refer to as Taco Tuesday?

For the past week, my friends and I have pondered and planned our Tuesday night. It’s finally feeling like fall in South Mississippi, so we decided to have a little bonfire in celebration. We normally make turcos (turkey tacos) during the week, so I’ve been doing a little research on how to spice things up. In the midst of my research, I came across an article and quickly learned something. I’ll share this little nugget of information with you guys: No matter how you celebrate – with friends, alone, with a nice bottle of tequila; you will not celebrate National Taco Day as well as the people of Corpus Christi.

Chacho’s Tacos is home to the All-Mighty Chacho’s Taco Challenge – where customers are challenged to scarf down a nearly four pound taco in under 10 minutes 😳 The grande taco is made up of 14 inches of homemade tortilla, beans, cheese, carne guisada, egg, potatoes and bacon. (Picture posted below.)

tacotwo

Fun Fact: Only 5 people have finished the challenge in 18 years. Talk about a lot of taco OR if you’ve tried challenges such as this and failed, all you have to say tomorrow is simply, “I don’t wanna taco bout it.”

Tacos wouldn’t be right without tequila, so I have included a refreshing drink recipe, courtesy of Don Julio. Here is the link:

http://www.donjulio.com/tequila-drinks/reposado-paloma-drink-recipe

FALL & FOOTBALL

Fall & Football

The two most anticipated times of year have finally arrived: fall weather and football season – unless you live in Mississippi and you’re just experiencing the second season of summer.

Football is known to bring fans across the country together (or in some cases, tear them apart). One of my favorite traditions is tailgating, for obvious reasons. I love food. All food.

If you are tailgating anytime soon – and I hope you are – you will more than likely bring food along for your friends to enjoy. Today, I’m sharing two fall-inspired tailgating recipes that I really enjoy. I hope you do, too!

TO DRINK:

AUTUMN SANGRIA: (from The Gingered Whisk)
• One bottle of Pinot Grigio (I like Villa Pozzi)

• Four cups of fresh apple cider

• One apple (cored and chopped)

• One pear (cored and chopped)

• Three cinnamon sticks

• Half a cup of Brandy

• One cup of club soda

• Half a cup of fresh cranberries

Combine all ingredients and let sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of four hours. Before you serve it, add the club soda.

TO SNACK:

Now, with all that alcohol, snacks are needed. One of my favorite, jaw-dropping treats is Salted Pretzel Marshmallow Bars (shoutout to Food Network for coming in clutch with this one).

I have attached the link to the recipe for this one, because it is a little lengthy, but SO WORTH IT. Plus, they’re really cute.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/salted-pretzel-marshmallow-bars-recipe.html

I’ll keep you guys posted on how tailgating in the deep, hot south goes. Hope you all enjoy the sangria and the tailgating appetizers. I know I will!