6 large Potatoes
1lb Ground Beef
1 packet Taco Seasoning
Also Whatever Ingredients You Use as toppings on Tacos: Cheese, Sour Cream, Salsa, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Etc.
Cut an “X” into all 6 potatoes cover with tinfoil place onto baking sheets and place in oven and bake at 350° for an hour. Or if microwaving cut an “X” into all 6 potatoes place on microwave safe dish and microwave for about 20 minutes (I’ve found if using this option microwaving at 5 minute intervals work best checking on the potatoes every 5 minutes) Baking Tip: if baking potatoes in oven before placing tinfoil over, use long nails (clean of course) to pierce through the potatoes. Then cover with tinfoil leaving in the nails, this helps to bake the potatoes much more evenly.
Brown ground beef according to package of taco seasoning also add chopped onion into ground beef while cooking.
Once done cooking ground beef and baking potatoes, cut into the potatoes removing about 1/3 of the inside of the potatoes leaving the skin on.
You then want to add ground beef into the hollowed potato.
After top with your favorite taco toppings cheese, sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, etc. and serve! 6 servings
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1 Box (12oz) Pasta Bow Ties
9oz Cooked Chicken Breast Strips or Cubes (fresh or frozen)
2 cup Grape or Cherry Tomatoes (in my case I used fresh Roma tomatoes straight from the garden cut into 8ths)
1/2 cup Olive Oil
4 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Salt
Optional: feta Cheese (for topping)
1. Cook pasta (tender pasta works best)
2. Combine pasta, spinach, tomatoes, and cooked chicken into large bowl, mix ingredients together (I’ve found that large wooden spoons work best for mixing)
3. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, and salt into small bowl, mix ingredients together
4. Pour mixture of small bowl (dressing) into the larger bowl (of salad), mix both together
5. Top with feta cheese (optional)
6. And serve! (best when chilled) 6-10 serving
Halloween will be soon approaching and what better way to get into the spirit with none other than some spooky recipes. A few years ago my mom planned a Fear Factor birthday party for my little brother and they are just perfect for Halloween!
Green Slime Punch
1 – Jug Green Hawaiian Punch
1 – 2 liter Sprite
½ Gallon Lime Sherbet
Directions: add Hawaiian Punch and Sprite together in punch bowl. Once mixed add sherbet on top (don’t mix the sherbet in)
We added some Ping-Pong balls we drew on to look like eye balls to the punch as well.
We also bought little novelty rubber snakes, cockroaches, and mice (you can find these at most dollar stores) then added them to water in muffin tins and froze. Making for some spooky ice to add to drinks.
For our next treat we used a Jell-O mold (you can find these on Amazon) to make a creepy zombie brain. Once you follow the directions for the Jell-O just add in some gummy worms in for an extra creepy effect.
Lastly we went with a little twist for some hot dogs, we instead turned them into octopus hot dogs. Just cut the bottom into 8 strips and boil. They even curl up when done.