Sunday Lunch: Tacos

Traveling solo has its positives and its negatives.  The activity of eating provides evidence of both sides of the coin.  One of the positives is that you rarely have to compromise what you want.  You’ll never have someone telling you that they want to eat somewhere, or something, that you’re really not interested in.  On the negative side, eating alone is rarely all too much fun.  Also, when you finally get to a place where you can cook you end up making sandwiches and easy one person meals because there is no point in cooking a huge meal for one person.  However, when I get into a place where I know that I’ll be a while I usually set out to cook at least one giant meal for myself of my favourite foods.  If I’m at a hostel I’ll usually invite some other people in on my plans, if I’m at an apartment alone, like I am right now, I’ll cook a big meal with plans on remodeling it for leftovers and later meals.  Today I made one of my favourites, and something that you just can’t easily find down here in South America, hard shell tacos.  I thought that even though I don’t usually post anything on Sundays that I’d post a couple of photos of tacos in all their splendor.  Enjoy, I sure did.

Fresh Vegetables and cheese

The toppings – Click to enlarge

Taco Shells

Warmed shells – Click to Enlarge

Taco Ingredients

Now time to put the pieces together – Click to enlarge

Hard Tacos

Yummmm – Click to enlarge

Hardshell Tacos

Finished Product – Click to Enlarge

Hard Shell Tacos

They wont look this pretty when I’m done with them – Click to Enlarge

Author: Brendan van Son

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  1. Sucks that you had to eat these alone… but omg I love hard shell tacos.

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  2. I am here in Mexico and I am all taco’ed out! I can’t wait to get to South America and feast on the amazing beef down there. Great shots all the same. I haven’t had a hard shell taco in ages. Love the crunch!

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    • Mmmm Argentinean Steak! I used to go to this place in Acapulco called Tacos and Beer… I got tacoed out quick too

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  3. Nothing beats the crunch of a hard shell taco. They look fabulous!

    I know what you mean about eating alone. It’s definitely one of the pitfalls to solo travel (or single life in general).

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  4. Drop by for dinner……… We’re barbequing pork tenderloin marinated in sundried tomatoe sauce. Sides include roasted potatoes, corn on the cob, vege’s with dip and house salad. Smiles. We miss you, especially on Sundays when we have our special family supper! (Note…no dessert as we have 10 pounds to lose before visiting Jennifer in Toronto in August. Smiles.

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  5. These look delicious..but this is too funny to me, because my pet rabbit is named Taco 😀

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    • I swear, I would never eat your dog….

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  6. Hi Brendan,
    You really have this depth of field thing figured out, nice shots, good enough for a magazine for sure. — I am hungry just looking at the shots. Well done. 🙂

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  7. I have been craving tacos since I left Mexico.

    @Anthony – say chau to Mexican food when you get down here. It’s hard to find and not authentic at all.

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  8. Yum! So jealous…I’m always crazing Mexican food but it has proved hard to find where we’ve been lately. No one seems to have real sour cream…

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