Taco Tuesday Home Buffet, Not Tacos

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Taco Tuesday home buffet

My daughter and I made an arrangement whereby she’d come to my apartment on Tuesday, we’d have a lovely homemade dinner while watching Monday night’s DVRd version of So You Think You Can Dance, a show we both love for the fantastic choreography and skilled dancers while objecting to comments unfavorable by some judge who isn’t Mary Murphy. We both have superior judging skills!

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Taco chicken, chipotle mash, Ceasar with cukes, fresh mango

I’d intended to make the taco-seasoned chicken, red bell pepper and onion plus the chipotle mashed potatotes into a Taco Tuesday Shepherd’s Pie, but it was 85 degrees inside the apartment and no thanks to oven adding heat to 250 square feet. Instead: deconstructed! Right there on the plate! Each bite and each palate changer an individual decision without missing a dance move. (We did not prefer cheese this time, but it would have had a place in the pie.) Leftovers: yum, bubble-and-squeak Taco Wednesday and Thursday lunches. Also, it’s mango season and mmm-m.

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Bee happy.

Previous Taco Tuesday posts, or mention thereof:

https://mschefinseattle.com/2017/03/25/blue-light-blue-sky-long-meal-friday/

https://mschefinseattle.com/2017/01/24/chipotle-beef-shepherds-pie-with-sharp-cheddar-cheese-sauce/

https://mschefinseattle.com/2016/04/03/stuffed-eggplant/

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Hope the reader guessed the caption.

Brief update: I realized upon reviewing the above posts that I’d never credited a restaurant in the University District of Seattle for their creamy and deliciously spicy chili mashed potatoes. The Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club, sitting at the edge of the lake, rents kayaks and accoutrements for some water fun and provides a superb menu of fresh Southwestern-flavored cuisine, including smoked salmon tacos, my favorite. I don’t know their recipe for the mashed delight, but my chipotle mash was inspired by their offering so this is a bit of virtual gratitude.


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