Why am I turning the oven on when it feels like an inferno outside? We do our best to keep the temperature down as much as possible. Fans blow throughout the day. Shades are closed to prevent any rays of light from sneaking in. Once in a while, we’ll even pop the A/C on for a bit to cut the humidity. So, again, why the heck have I turned the oven on?
I’ll tell you why. One word: tacos.
Tacos are my new, not so secret obsession. The funny thing is that I don’t really recall ever having them as a kid. For the longest time, I associated tacos with the ones stuffed with ground beef (“Yo quiero Taco Bell.”) and, therefore, I was kind of turned off by the idea of them.
Over the last few months, however, we’ve been doing “Taco Night” at least once a week. Shrimp tacos with mango salsa. Fish tacos garnished with fresh cilantro and pickled radishes. And then there are the black bean and sweet potato tacos… my own personal vegetarian heaven.
The fact that tacos and margaritas go hand in hand doesn’t hurt either (I can find a number of reasons to pull out the tequila bottle). They were meant for each other. And on a day when the thermometer hits 90+ degrees, it’s just what you need to take the edge off.
Speaking of summer, be sure to check out the latest issue of Foodie Crush Magazine. Heidi did a FABULOUS job producing it and it is filled with a ton of wonderful profiles and recipes. Of course, I may be a bit biased since I’m featured in the Boys of Summer article, along with some other fantastic male bloggers. Be sure to take a look!