“May all who enter our home as guests, leave as friends.”

Last year at an annual gathering of hobbyists, we put out an invitation to the assembly to come to our house on Thursday night for a taco bar.  Only about 15 or 20 people showed up.  We had a great time.

In fact, the evening was so much fun that we decided to repeat the gathering this year.  Because word spread about the fun we’re expecting a tad more people this year.  Maybe up to 40.  I’m ready, I said, before I began browning ground beef for taco meat.  Before I realized that I didn’t have any taco seasoning.

Enter the Internet with a recipe for taco seasoning.  Honestly, with the Internet, a recipe blog is almost not needed.


2 Tbsp. chili powder.

2 tsp. ground cumin.

1 ½ tsp. garlic powder.

½ tsp. onion powder.

1 tsp. dried oregano.

¼ tsp. paprika.

2 tsp. sea salt.

¼-½ tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

2 cups pureed diced tomatoes


Blend all the spices.  Mix into 7 pounds of browned, ground beef, which is not that easy to say.  Stir in the tomato puree.

I opted out of the cayenne.  I’ll have some jalapeños and tabasco on the side for those who want to put a bit of zip into their creations.

Of course, we’ll have margaritas, wine, and New Glarus Brewing Company  (Only in Wisconsin) Totally Naked beer on hand.  And for a final touch, two store bought cakes that will blow the roof off.  I know enough to always end on a sweet note.

I’m not just a pretty face!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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