I rode rides like a champ and had a blast people watching with friends.
We finished the day at Red Robin where I enjoyed a Troegs Pale Ale...brewed just a few parking lots over from the restaurant. That's pretty local...even if it was at a chain restaurant.
So today, I was totally in the mood for tacos. The ground venison was thawed, I picked up some tasty local veggies....
Yup....it's a purple pepper.
I had the venison browning, the peppers and tomato was diced, I had already realized I was making my own taco seasoning....but then I opened the fridge....and had no cheese. Arg.
So, I went to plan B: Sloppy Joes.
I dumped the diced peppers and tomato into the ground venison, chopped up some onion and added that too, and let the veggies soften up.
I went to add tomato sauce, but the remainder of pasta sauce in my fridge had a touch of fuzz. So, I added tomato paste, ketchup, some water and chili powder. I let it simmer for a bit...then tasted it and realized I wanted something more like a BBQ flavor. So I added some brown sugar and apple cider vinegar and let it simmer for a bit longer.
I popped some whole grain buns in the oven to warm them up....alongside some sweet potato fries.
And this is how my tacos turned out:
Pretty delish for a botched up taco tuesday, dontcha think?
Until tomorrow's tasty treats . . .