Sunday, January 31, 2010

Revisit: Taco Pie

Happy Birthday, Mom!


Yes, that is actually a cake! My mom's been a piano teacher for over 30 years so I thought this was fitting!

In July I shared my taco aka firework pie with you. It's still at the top of Johnny's list!

When we cooked the queso fundido I thought it was going to be a lighter meal, an appetizer of sorts, and this pie would be the main course.

Wrong! The queso fundido filled us both up, but luckily I hadn't thrown this pie in the oven yet. I assembled it up to the point of baking, threw plastic wrap on it and left it in the fridge for the next night's dinner.

What a great feeling to have dinner already made the next day. From that point all I needed to do was turn the oven on and pop this pre-made dish in for 30 minutes.

Delicious as ever, served with sliced avacado and sour cream on top. There are enough leftovers for Mexican dinner #3 of the week!

In other exciting news I was a runner up for Pioneer Woman's Vocabulary Quiz #1!

Johnny and I raced through the answers and managed to be lucky comment #166 to win a $75 Amazon gift certificate! We've entered about a dozen of her Smartypants quizzes, only getting all the answers correct for maybe 4 or 5. It was really cool to finally win a prize in one! Now if only I could be so lucky when she's giving away Le Crueset sets or Kitchenaid Mixers!!


Christo Gonzales said...

congrats on winning and this is one good looking and hearty dish...

mommy said...

Well thank you for the bday wishes daughter:) Would love to have some of that awesome looking pie mmmm Cool on the price as well.

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

I'll have to check her site, those contests sound fun, congrats on winning!

And I'm with you....I LOVE throwing a meal together the day before, so the next night I don't have to do anything!

I'm trying your honey mustard chicken later tonight:)

Cyndi said...

Congrats on your win! But now that I know about them..I'm so on it and you have a new competitor. :)

The taco pie looks amazing and that piano cake...unbelievable.

Happy b-day to your mom!

Laura said...

Johnny buy your woman a kitchenaid!! you will not regret how it will change your life...if you catch my drift :D

That pie is fantastic looking. I love the feeling of having dinner ready to go.

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Happy Birthday D@C's Momma!!

A Kitchenaid mixer as a prize!?? Oh my gosh I'll have to try and be the slow one that is chosen randomly haha. Can't compete for speed.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Great job on winning the gift certificate. Some of those words are on my son's vocabulary list!

I still have to make your taco pie! Yum!

Michelle said...

Holy cow about Pioneer woman’s crazy giveaways!!! A kitchen aid would be life changing. Hahahah Congratulations on the $75 amazon gift certificate. That is seriously a TOP NOTCH prize. I would totally buy myself some kitchen gadgets if I won. Heheheh

On another note, your taco pie…*drool* LOOKS SO GOOD and so professional!! Are you going to be taking advantage of Chicago Restaurant Week??

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! Love your Mexican pie, but do I see chunks of onions? :D

Congrats on the PW win! But winning a Le Crueset giveaway is tantamount to winning the lottery!

Julie said...

Now I'm hungry again and I just finished eating! Congrats on the quiz. I'd love to win one of those mixers too :)

A@ Please Don't Eat Me! said...

aw cool! happy birthday to your mom! my days bday is today : )

ummmm did you post up that recipe for the taco pie and i missed it? hello???? hook a sista up?! lol
i love the looks of that, it looks like something my olivia would die for .. haha

Christina said...

Michelle I'm not sure what Chicago restaurant week is?

Biz you noticed the onions last time too! The mixer contests get like 30k comments, so yeah that's like winning the lotto!

Amy if you click the words taco pie they're a link that brings you to the original recipe!! Enjoy!