A taco walks into a bar.
The bartender says, “we don't serve tacos here!”
The taco replies, “that's okay, I just came in for a margarita."
A Taco Walks into a Bar
A Balanced Diet is a Taco in One Hand and a Margarita in the Other
SOUTHWEST YUM BY VIRGINIA STOCKWELL
Seven days without tacos makes one weak. Having grown up in southern California, tacos are a part of my life! If our family has a get together, I know there are going to be tacos and guacamole. This cookbook is my California-minded version of healthy southwest food. Because I’m cooking professionally 5+ days a week, I’m given the opportunity to test one recipe hundreds of times until perfection.
MARGARITAS BY ED STOCKWELL
When Virginia began down the road as a personal chef, there were two things I found to help in her pursuits. First was learn amazing knife skills to aid in party prep and garnishing. Being a woodworker by hobby, this fit with my personality. The second way to help add value and depth to the event space was to learn craft cocktails. This is where it all started. It's well established that tacos and margaritas go hand in hand and building a perfect margarita seemed like a good place to begin.
Is a friend’s birthday or wedding coming up? Send them a copy of A Taco Walks into a Bar. Maybe they’ll make something from the book and invite you over…or invite me over for dinner, either works.
Feb 22nd is national margarita day in the United States
July 24th is national tequila day
October 4th is national taco day
Thank goodness I don't have to hunt for my food. I don't even know where tacos live.
What is a taco party?
Duh. It's a party that has enough tacos and margaritas that the neighbors are peeking over the fence out of jealousy.Invitations
Step 1: Order the banner
Maybe it is your daughter's second birthday, maybe it's Tuesday. There's tacos, so does it really matter?Banners
Step 2: Protect Your Table
Face it, your friends are slobs. Put out the tablecloth before the food hits the table. Plus, it makes for easy cleanup.Tablecloths
Step 3: Make Some Tacos
Set out the taco fixins of tortillas, seasoned ground beef, refried beans, shredded lettuce, cheese, salsa, chips and guacamole.Recipes
Step 4: Keg the Margaritas
Yes, I said keg the margaritas! Did you know that you can put mixed drinks into a keg and just pump it out like you would a beer?Keg Margaritas
Step 5: Queue the Music
Rodrigo y Gabriela are the ultimate guitar music for your taco party. Your guests will be chair dancing in two minutes. Good thing you have a keg of margaritas.Music
Weekdays, Virginia Stockwell arrives in your kitchen, cooks a few healthy dinners, then leaves them in your refrigerator for heat and serve throughout the week. Her personal chef website is at SimplyVA.com. Obviously on weekends she's eating tacos and drinking margaritas.
believes the following:
- Vermouth has gotten a bad rap and martinis are best with gin – stirred, not shaken
- Distillers are artists and their craft should be sipped, savored and shared
- Draft cocktails are just awesome