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Taco Night

I love Taco Night. Not only does it taste great, but it leaves little kitchen work for me that day. Usually when we buy meats Millard breaks out the food saver and vacuum seals batches to freeze. Recently, he cooked the ground beef with taco seasoning, portioned, sealed, and froze. So taco night was a breeze for me.

All I needed to do was take the taco meat out of the freezer, thaw, reheat and preheat the oven for the taco shells.

Then I chopped and diced the veggies and put in this neat tray that we bought years back at a dollar store.

Last, we assembled our own tacos which as you can see comes with a little mess of an 8 year old, but he really enjoys it.


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