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Easy Family Dinner Idea: Tostada Night

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My kids made tostadas last week at camp and had been begging to make them at home, so last night that’s exactly what we did. I can’t believe I never thought to do this before. It’s so easy, fun, and best of all — customizable for everyone’s different tastes. Here’s what we used:

  • One package of Guerrero tostada shells
  • La Preferida vegetarian lowfat refried beans (which according to my son are WAY better than our usual Rosarita fat-free refried beans)
  • One package shredded lettuce
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Crema Mexicana (sour cream). If you have a Mexican supermarket nearby, the Crema Mexicana is delish and the packaging is so pretty.
  • Salsa
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Smashed avocado
  • Shredded Rotisserie chicken
  • Hot sauce (I like Sriracha.)
  • Tortilla chips

My son was in charge of the beans, which he heated in a pot on the stove. I laid out all the toppings in bowls, and when my parents arrived for the fiesta, we all got to work topping our tostada shells to our liking and digging in. I cropped the photo below not to be artsy, but to hide the big bites I took before I thought to get out the camera.

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If you have picky eaters in the family, just set out enough toppings so there’s something for everyone to love. Add some cerveza or margaritas and make it a party!

Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Food & Drink