Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Damned with Faint Praise

Grandma K passed away Saturday. It was peaceful and she died without pain, and with family nearby. May we all go like that. We've been busy with arrangements here. S and his parents are on their way to Grandma's native Florida to see to her burial.

That leaves me and the Bug together for the week.

Tonight, I was defrosting a pound of hamburger for dinner, when K suggested Walking Tacos. Having never heard of such a thing, I offered conjecture that perhaps a Walking Taco was what happened when too many cucarachas made off with a standard taco.

Not so.

A walking taco is made with taco meat, served in a snack-size bag of Doritos and topped with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and salsa.

I was skeptical of this meal plan, but I always go on a guilt trip when one of us is out of town, so I agreed to it.

I cooked up hamburger taco meat for K, chicken for me. We opened our bags of Doritos, spooned in the various toppings, then squeezed the bags to crush up the chips. This concoction is eaten out of the bag. i found it somewhat repulsive. Perhaps not the nacho cheese Doritos next time.

K was delighted, however. In fact, she looked at me, smiled and said, "Wow, Mom! This is as good as the lunch we get in the school cafeteria!"

I've reached culinary rock-bottom.


bhd said...

What!? You never had Frito pie? Sam ting.

Okay, well, I haven't, either.

Ellie Creek Ellis said...

ahhhh beanie! That's one of the favorites at the small town high school basketball games! they are delightful at such an event...

you're a good egg for cooking it for K. good job, mom.

newwavegurly said...

I always thought it was done with a bag of Fritos. Not just that, but I thought you were supposed to crush the chips first, then split the bag open down the center (you know, baked potato style), and pile the other stuff on top that way.

I say that like I've had it before, but I haven't. It's just one of those things I've heard of... like folklore.

Beanie said...

BHD and NWG: I think this concoction might be better on Fritos. Because that thing last night gave me a case in indigestion for the ages. And Ms. C, I might just have to stop at the snack bar the next time we take in a Middies game and see if this small town does it. lol

ptooey said...

Note to self: Try this. Fritos, not Doritos.

Mike Carter said...

Definitely need Frito's, not Doritos, and the plain ones, not flavored. And don't forget the sour creme.

At our football games we sell them using chili, cheese and sour creme (they can add lettuce and tomatos themselves if they want).

winter said...

I have never heard of such a thing.

Xeric said...

Oh, yeah--definitely gotta be plain Fritos.

What a great reminder--we've got some Fritos, and now we've got a menu item for sometime this week!