I super love Mexican food. Like a lot. I think maybe you know this by now?! But sometimes, you just need to switch it up, ya know? A couple of weeks ago I still felt like eating tacos, but in some weird parallel universe moment, I didn’t want one with guacamole. (I was slightly concerned that the world was ending.) After going to the farmer’s market multiple times and seeing mounds of amazing squashes, I knew I had my answer. I picked out a nice Delicata, some onions and headed home.
The result was pretty outstanding. I ate the leftovers every day at work, and it just made lunch time happier. And I want to make your meals happier too! These tacos are crunchy, sweet and savory, warm and hearty. So while I fantasize about making another batch with the last Delicata I have sitting in the kitchen, let’s talk tacos!
So for starters when cutting the Delicata Squash open – save those seeds! They make a quick and easy snack! I just dried them out in the toaster for a bit and then sprinkled them with cinnamon, salt and the tiniest bit cayenne powder – and oh man. Was that snack good!
Second, I like my caramelized onions crispy. Aka, almost burnt. But that’s just me. You may just want to cook them till they are a pretty light brown. Cooking is all about personalizing the meal to the way you like it, so go crazy!While this is more of a low and slow meal that you have to pay attention to for 30 minutes while cooking, the leftovers hold up really well. I just wrapped up everything in the taco and reheated it work. So if you have a bigger family, and want leftovers, just double the recipe – it won’t take you any longer, and you will have plenty of food for lunches or quick dinners. And don’t we all love a quick dinner when we get home from work? I really do!I really love meals like this – that are super seasonal and combine all the best flavors of the moment in one delicious package. Plus tacos!!!! I’ve spent the long weekend cooking myself silly and having friends over to eat all the yumminess. Very excited to share with you what is coming up! We’ve got crazy chili mashups, focaccia bread, and a wedding Wednesday recap all about dress shopping!
So for first dibs on all this food – plus fall shenanigans – make sure you are following me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for behind the scenes pics of what I’m making and eating, plus Oreo silliness! Stay tuned!