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dinner & portmanteau words

{happy first blogiversary to me!}



welcome back to the celebration of my blogiversary! i am so excited to have been blogging for an entire year. i can't believe it has been 365 days already.


i am celebrating with a weekend of fun - stay tuned to see how you can get in on the action!


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today i want to share one of mine and my husband's favorite recipes!

portmanteau word  (n.) a word derived by combining portions of two or more separate words

examples:
magalog = magazine + catalog
pixel = picture + element
fantabulous = fantastic + fabulous
tacolache = taco + kolache

wait - what is that last one again? tacolache??

hang on! before your head starts spinning let me explain what it is!

a tacolache (taco la cheee) is a combination taco & kolache. a spicy mexican hand-held masterpiece combined with a flaky, cheesy, warm breakfast item stuffed with meat.

stay with me now...

this is one of those meals i came up with when we were running dangerously low on food and grocery funds and i examined my pantry and fridge with a skeptical eye. after passing over the cans of veg-all (seriously what was i thinking?), tuna and diced potatoes, the packets of onion soup mix and leftover chicken parmesan this is the only thing i could come up with.

and by golly it was a winner! so here is how you make it!

to a pound of browned hamburger meat i added salt, pepper, ground coriander, a little garlic powder and taco seasoning and 3/4 cup of water. cook about 10 minutes over low and then let cool.

i roll out one can of crescents on a foil lined cookie sheet sprayed with pam. i pinch the seams together a little but i don't get all neurotic about it.


i have used several things here but for these pictures i had some philly cream cheese cooking creme. and yall, these are good. spread it on a car bumper and dive in. i promise it will be delicious! spread about 1/4 cup of it on the crescent dough leaving about a 1" border around the edge.


pour the taco meat over the cresent.
{this requires little culinary skill but good hand/eye coordination helps. or the dogs just get to have taco meat for dinner.}


top with shredded cheddar cheese and pull the sides of the crescent up and over the top of the meat.


you see here i could not get them to meet. let your neurotic side take a nap and just relax! fold and tuck the ends in.

bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, give or take. just until the outside gets browned and a little flaky. then eat it all before you get a chance to take a picture. {oops}

i serve it with baked beans and applesauce. this is not some groundbreaking discovery about what compliments what. its what i had and so we used it up. but it turned out pretty good nonetheless.


oh - and have your hubby do dishes. i mean, you slaved over this dish so you deserve a break right? ;)

4 comments:

  1. I'm definitely going to have to try this, it looks delicious! I think my son would love it. Thanks for sharing!
    Best,
    Gloria

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  2. My best meals are the ones that are just thrown together! I'll have to try this one for my hubby!

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  3. I made this tonight and let me just say YUMMMM! Loved it! =D

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