Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A short story involving chainsaws and taco meat

Two really cool things happened yesterday. One amazing thing happened at Walmart on Saturday but I'm still processing that one and will write about it soon. But yesterday, sweet heaven above, was wonderful!

First, my husband cut down two dead trees. With a chainsaw!! This was a lot of fun for me and the kiddos to watch (from a safe distance) and then Muffin and Doodle helped him load up limbs and take them to the burn pile.
Second, an extremely rare event occurred. So rare, that while my beloved husband objected, I named it the best day of the year. I am quite confident that this has not happened in AT LEAST the last four years. Wait for it...Last night, every member of our family consumed their entire meal with complaint or cajoling. There was not a single utterance of, "How much of this meat do I have to eat?" There were even several, "Can I have more?" I am not exaggerating when I say that this has not happened one time since Doodle was old enough to eat table food. It is some unwritten rule that if Muffin LOVES something (Mac and cheese) then Doodle must dislike it. Similarly, if Doodle loves something (popcorn, pizza) Muffin must therefore intensely dislike the same food. And goodness knows that if Andy and I enjoy a certain meal (anything with garlic or tomato sauce) every small person in our home must loudly object to its presence at the table. So now we have ONE meal that everyone likes. And what is it? I will graciously share the recipe right here so that you may attempt this at home:
Taco Pie:
1 can of crescent rolls (pinch the pieces together so you make two sqaures)
taco seasoned beef
cheddar cheese (shredded)
Directions: Place on square of crescent dough into a greased 8x8 pan. Spread a layer of taco meat. Cover with cheddar cheese. Place second crescent square on top and pinch edges together. Bake according to package directions.

That's it folks. Andy and I used to make it all the time when we were first married. I believe it has Pampered Chef origins. Anyway, I don't know how I've forgotten about it this long but all I can say is that last time I was at the grocery store, it came to me like a vision from God. Now we know why He sent me the Taco Pie. It brought peace to our family and maybe it could do the same for the world. Give it a try and let me know what it does for you and yours!


BoufMom9 said...

Yep! That's a Pampered Chef goodie! I've made it lots of times and all of mine love it too.
YIPPEE for you to find something that everyone ate! Nothing like finishing a meal without complaints :)

Jennifer T. said...

Haha, that's great! Isn't peace wonderful?!

Alas, no crescent rolls here in Bolivia... I come across recipes using that or canned biscuits all the time.

Stace said...

WOO HOO! SO SIMPLE AND YET I WISHED I HAD MADE IT LAST NIGHT! WE HAD THE "REGULAR" VARIETY...tortilla shells and some chose taco salad. *usuall* it has to be "taco in a bag" to make it without complaints at our house... here at the beach they had worked up an appetite! I WILL TRY THIS OUT! DEFINITELY!