Saturday, July 23, 2016

Meal Inspiration

As I surf the inter-webs sometimes ideas leap into my brain. In a Bon Appetit "Road Trip Week" article, by Rick Matinez,  he remembers tacos his parents brought along for their road journey. My kids'  memories would be of Triscuits and Easy Cheese, our warm weather road trip staples. In our defense we got a lot more creative after our arrival. During our vacations to Disneyland we would rent a hotel with a small fridge and a microwave. It was long before the days of prerequisite free hotel breakfasts, so we  brought our  Black + Decker toaster oven. It was almost like having our own secret kitchen. Breakfasts of toasted bagels with cream cheese or peanut butter were favorites. On a couple of days we bought very inexpensive Pan Dulce and orange juice from the Mexican Market next door. Trying to usher four kids around the market was like herding cats, so i promised them they could split  two packages of Pinguinos if they were good. Dinner items included hot dogs, frozen pizza and macaroni - cheese. For the vegetable-fruit meal components we bought snack packs of carrots, celery and sliced apples. We had the best times and did not bust the bank.

We decided on a small road trip to a local park today so I used Mr. Martinez taco for frugal inspiration. I put together some breakfast tacos and a thermos of coffee for less than three bucks. We drove past the Starbucks and headed to the park. Happy weekend!
Frugal Breakfast Taco


Chilebrown MadMeatGenius said...

Since the last price increase I have been driving by Starbucks too. I love your frugal breakfast taco.

Greg said...

Chilebrown- Don't get me wrong...I love Starbucks. I make better coffee at home..cheaper.

Chilebrown MadMeatGenius said...

I never loved Starbucks. Their houseblend 'Pike' is mediocre at best. What is nice about Starbucks is the convenience. They are everywhere. It is a large corporation and their last price increase only benefited the greedy shareholders. Catahoulas and Pete's will get my vote (money) from now on.