yea i went there.
just like when photographing animals, the key to photographing food is to get on its level. see what it sees. and what this family taco night sees is my face, closing in.
so i sort of know how to cook these days, but back when i didn’t really know how to cook, family taco night was sort of the only thing i could make that other people wanted to eat.
there are several key factors to a successful family taco night. first of all, don’t skrimp on the veggie crumbles. you don’t wanna get quorn because it sounds weird when you say it and it tastes not great. morningstar crumbles are the best by far. at my grocery store they’re so popular that i usually have to reach all the way back to get one.
so you’re frying up your onions, many garlics, and serranos with the crumbles and various spices until everything looks more or less good and fried. at this point you get a can opener for your secret weapon: ro*tel “mexican flavored” canned diced tomatoes. my hunch that ro*tel was getting popular was confirmed yesterday when i saw a bunch of generic kroger brand “mexican flavored” diced tomatoes in identical-sized cans sitting next to the ro*tels. if you’re interested in seeing pictures of food that should never be topped with canned tomatoes topped with canned tomatoes, the ro*tel website will help you out.
so you toss the ro*tel (and usually one small fresh diced tomato) into the mix. you can toss in some froze corn if you like. then simmer that puppy up.
after some simmering, you too can take attractive pictures of your adorable family taco night and put them on your very own food blog. with many toppings, it can be the one vegetarian thing your russian parents actually like to eat.