Mini Taco Bites

I cannot believe it is already Tuesday and the third week of August. Holy crap. Where does the time go? I know time flew by this weekend because my bestie, Scott, was visiting. We spent most of Saturday at our new property. I love going up there because it is a constant reminder of how much I will love living there. Because our community offers so much in the way of activities and amenities we thought it would be a great adventure to take Scott up to explore a little bit. Also, it doesn’t hurt that we have two professionally designed and signature golf courses. So we decided to hit a round of 18. After 18 holes we sat down and stuffed our faces at our country club for dinner. Seriously, we ordered almost everything on the menu. It was nice to catch up over dinner. It doesn’t hurt that we can check up on the construction of our house. I think we will go up again to play some golf this weekend, too.

I cannot wait to get out of Fredericksburg and this apartment complex. It is such an incestuous building that we are living in that it feels like the walls are closing in on me the moment we drive through the gate to come home. It does not help the cause that we live in close proximity to some of the most intolerable people that have graced my life in quite some time. I mean, the husband smokes like a chimney, doesn’t appear to appreciate personal hygiene and may be dumber than a pile of bricks {he attempted to make an argument that unions were not protected by the constitution}. At that moment, almost a year ago, I wrote him off. I cannot talk to somebody who has the potential to spew ignorance and believe in it.

Yes, I have a low threshold for stupid. But, can you blame me? He cannot take a breath without spewing his liberal banter {not that I mind liberal banter… I tolerate it as much as I stomach conservative banter} and puffing on a cigarette. He’s giving everybody around him lung cancer. Oh and each time I see him I have a hard time not breaking out in hysterical laughter. That piece of the puzzle inhibits most conversation.

I crack myself up.

I’m sitting in my office and I’m making myself giggle at the thought of this entire soliloquy.

Anyway, I didn’t cook much of anything this weekend. That was not my plan, actually. But I have to roll with the punches. However, I do have a fantastic appetizer recipe for you. Well, I guess I am a little biased. I love tacos. I love crescent rolls. Because of this love I decided to marry the two together. How about some Mini Taco Bites? They are delicious. Take a look!

Nutritional Information
Servings: 15
Serving Size: 1 Taco Ball
Calories: 82.8
Fat: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 6.8 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 3 g
Points+: 2

Ingredients:

¼ pound ground beef, 90% lean

2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

1 container crescent rolls

¼ to ½ bottle taco sauce {hot}

Cumin

Cayenne Pepper

Paprika

Pepper

Salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

Cook the beef, drain and return to the skillet

Add ¼ cup water, taco sauce, cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt and pepper to the ground beef

Mix thoroughly and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes or until the mixture thickens up

While you wait for the mixture to thicken up, roll out the crescent rolls. Do your best to real seal the perforated edges of the crescents {instead of crescent triangles we you want a pizza – like rectangle}

Now cut the rectangle into 15 squares {slice lengthwise into thirds and then widthwise into 5 sections}

Fill each square with ½ tablespoon of the taco meat mixture and sprinkle with a bit of cheese

Seal completely

Place each crescent ball on a pre-greased baking sheet

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown

Enjoy!

They are super easy to eat, so be careful!! You could also dip it in some extra salsa or something. I didn’t have time for semantics; I just started popping them in my mouth. But we all know I have a slight self-control issue.

Enjoy!

xoxo Mel