I've also made Taco Meat from our Now & Later Booklet, bring it in the crock pot to keep it warm, and bring tortillas along too. Others add sides like grated cheese, chopped lettuce, diced tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, and dessert. The meat has lots of flavor and everyone likes it!
Last weekend we had our friends and their kids over for dinner. We had such a nice time, and we were all so relieved to find a time where all 5 of our kids were well at the same time - in February! :) Knowing that we would be having a yard sale earlier that same day (yes, we had yard sale weather in February!!), I made a double batch of Slow Cooked Taco Soup the weekend before from our September/October web magazine, froze it, and then warmed it up on the stove while I made grilled cheese sandwiches (with the kids in mind!), and cooked peas. This time, when I made it the weekend before, I skipped using the crock pot and made it pretty quickly in my Dutch oven. Taco Soup is one of our all-time favorites and it tastes so good with grated cheese, cilantro, and chopped lettuce on top! My friend very thoughtfully made some Ginger Snap Cookies for me along with the brownies she brought - such a treat!
Hope you're having a good Valentine's week!