Friday, April 3, 2009

Flaming Tacos

I know I have a large following of people who look up to me as a fantastic cook... Ok I can't keep a straight face :) I too have goof ups in the kitchen. I will share my recipe and the goof up, don't laugh!


1lb Ground beef
1 envelope taco seasoning
12 hard taco shells
1-2 C shredded cheese
toppings for tacos ie: salsa, sour cream, lettuce, whatever you like.

Brown ground beef in a skillet and drain if necessary. Add seasoning and 3/4 cup water, let simmer for 10 minutes. While meat simmers preheat broiler, and get the taco shells and sprinkle a little cheese in the bottom of each. Place under broiler for 45 seconds or until cheese melts. Why do this you say? It not only melts the cheese to make it delicious it makes the shells more crunchy. I have yet to find a perfect taco shell right out of the package. This helps it to taste fresh.

The Goof Up:

So I'm going about the recipe as directed above. I have the taco shells in the oven and I make the mistake of turning around to put a dish in the sink. Then I opened the door to retrieve the shells, yeah don't worry they are FLAMING! ON FIRE!! The sad thing is I thought for half a second that I should get my camera so I could post pictures. Luckily Steve was pulling into the garage, I ran out and said "I don't know what to do!" he told me to get the baking soda (duh I should have known that) By the time I got back out he had already blown it out, birthday cake style. Sadly they were not salvageable. I did not reattempt to put new ones in the oven, maybe next time. I hope this makes you feel better about your kitchen blunders, it happens to the best of us, happy

P.S. Be careful out there!


Ben and Heidi said...

I think I would have forgotten what to do to! This is pretty funny. Hope you guys like well done!

Tif said...

This is so funny! Who knew Steve has such powerful lungs.

Julie said...

Steve told us about this one - scary! (and this will definitely be added to the "why I don't cook" list.)