Thursday, April 30, 2009

Flashback and Foodie Friday ~ Happy Cinco de Mayo Week

It's been a long, busy week. Food has been, for the most part, quickly put together with a few leftovers thrown in. I guess that's what my Flashback Friday feature is really...good ole leftovers! (By the way..if you want to join in I have Mr. Linky up this week) I was trying hard to fit into the Cinco de Mayo theme of this weeks Foodie Friday hosted by Designs by Gollum.

I love Mexican food, but I couldn't seem to find many pics in my archives of Mexican food that I've actually prepared. My Taco Salad is about as close as I could get from back in February 2008.

Taco Salad
There really isn't a recipe. You put in what you like. Mine usually has:

Tortilla chips, crushed
ground beef
olives (which I leave off of Randy's)
sour cream

Some other things that would be great on this are black beans, avocados or fresh tomatoes. The sour cream and salsa make the "dressing". This all gets jumbled together but it's not nearly as nice a picture as when it's kind of layered on.

I took very few garden shots in February 2008 and who wants to go back to February weather right now anyways? So how about a few shots from August of 2007. We can all pretend there's a warm summer breeze blowing and maybe that we are sipping on a Margarita!

I'd like to put in a big plug for my friend Barb's upcoming Mother's Day Tribute event on May 8th. I know she'd like to have all of you join in. Go check it out at Foley's Follies.

So let's give Mr. Linky a try this time!


Foley said...

Love taco salad - make it often in the summr - I like the addition of fresh corn!
Pretty flower have such a green thumb.
Looking forward to your Mothers Day post..your Mom will be so surprised!

Ginger said...

I also really love the corn in this recipe!! I am excited because I have a big platter I just bought that I think would be cool to serve this in!! I really really really (REALLY) love all your photos.

Jayne said...

Suzy, good looking salad, fits in for Cinco de Mayo very well! Always, always love the garden pics.

Chandy said...

Love that food! Mmmm...

Happy Friday!

imjacobsmom said...

You can never go wrong with a Taco Salad and as usual your photos are spectacular! Ole! ~ Robyn

Marsha said...

I'll be right over for margaritas and taco salad...It's only 9 am and they both look good to me ;)

I love the flashbacks of your garden. Is that second flower some kind of agastashe? It is so unique looking and I love it. All your photos, food and flowers, are fantastic!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This looks so good. I made taco salad in the edible bowls a couple of weeks ago. Love it. J has requested one of the big taco salads I used to make. I'm definitely adding corn to the recipe, this time.

Kathleen said...

Looks good, Suzy..and the flowers..esp appreciated on this rainy , chilly day..
I will be back to link up later..didn't do my post yet...

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Whoosh! Finally got my Flashback and Foodie Friday post up. DH loves taco salad too! I'll take a margarita, please ;)

Cynthia said...

I always enjoy both the KITCHEN and BOUQUET parts of your posts, and today is no exception.

The taco salad definitely looks tasty, but right now the margarita is calling my name. I love a good (not too strong) frozen margarita with salt on the rim.

Pretty flowers, Suzy ...Love seeing the detail on the first photo.

Shelia said...

I do love taco salad and yours looks so yummy! What gorgeous flowers too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gollum said...

Your Taco Salad is making me soooo hungry! The "themes" for FF are totally optional....and flowers are specially welcome! They stimulate the appetite and make the heart glad. Your garden looks like a piece of heaven on earth! What are the flowers in the second picture?

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