Today is Tuesday and we are having tacos for dinner tonight.

There, I said it.

Taco Tuesday is probably one of the most cliched meals of meal planning (comment if you can top this one). I have no idea where it came from, or how long it’s been around.

Our family loves tacos, and sometimes I realize they don’t make the rotation as often as they should. Always a hit and (potentially easy), though I sometimes spend too long on the sides/accompaniments than I should.

We are not a family where we have a set meal schedule, I know many do. And that’s the thing about meals–they really are a highly personalized, or family-specific type of thing. At times, I really wish I could be one of those people with a predictable meal plan, but I am not. I have a plan (but didn’t always) that is getting better through small tweaks.

My latest one, is tonight. We are having tacos, about one week after the last Taco Tuesday (though, full disclosure, that one was actually Taco Wednesday, but no one really cares about Taco Wednesday. Just doesn’t have the same ring.

Are we doing the repeat because the family loves tacos? Kind of.

Are we doing the repeat because ground beef was on sale? Kind of.

Ok, so you are seeing lots of “kind of” what is the real reason?

It’s the shells (and also avocado).

I realized, that when I spread Taco …day out too much, the half-eaten package of shells is somewhat stale…not stale, stale…just not as fresh as they should be.

So, although we may not be doing Taco Tuesday EVERY Tuesday, I think that when we do it, we will have it in a two-week-ish rotation.

The other thing I like about tacos is just how flexible they are…

sometimes a quick saute,

others in the InstantPot…

When making a new batch, I always double and freeze (so many times, it’s just a quick reheat).

Tonight’s Taco Tuesday will be a new batch, and I have yet to decide which route I am going to take.

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