When I saw Spaghetti Tacos on Tried-and-True Cooking with Heidi, I knew I had to make them!
Like Heidi's kids, my kids also watch iCarly on Nickelodeon. I've seen Carly's brother Spencer whip up a big batch of Spaghetti Tacos for Carly and her friends, but it never occurred to me to actually make them. Well, not until I saw Heidi do it!
Spaghetti with meat sauce (your favorite)
Put cooked spaghetti with meat sauce into heated taco shells.
Yup... that's it!
I didn't tell anyone what I was making for dinner until it was almost ready.
Jon was not excited. He said he'd eat one, but he really wasn't happy about it. He'd never heard of them and said that he doesn't like spaghetti with the sauce mixed in (it should be on top) and it definitely doesn't belong in a taco shell.
Bob didn't seem to care either way, but he knew what they were.
Lilly knew what they were and was very excited we were having Spaghetti Tacos.
Tawny didn't know what they were, or where I came up with them. She was on the phone with a friend while we were talking about it and he knew right away what Spaghetti Tacos were. She also was not excited about the idea.
Bob tried them first. He took one bite and dumped the spaghetti out of the taco shell and just ate it from the plate. Definitely not a winner in his book. But he will eat mountains of spaghetti, so not a total loss.
Lilly loved them right away and asked for another. Definitely a winner for Lilly.
Jon ate his Spaghetti Taco, but remained not thrilled about it. He opted for some additional spaghetti on his plate. But since it was already still mixed with sauce, still wasn't wicked thrilled. Dinner = FAIL for Jon!
Tawny wasn't thrilled at first, but then decided she really liked it and also had another Spaghetti Taco. Actually, last night she was looking for leftover spaghetti to make a Spaghetti Taco. Definitely a winner Tawny.
I had two. They were interesting. Can't say that I loved them. But they also weren't gross.
I really made them for the fun factor of making an unusual food that the kids see on TV. I thought they'd get a kick out of it. And they did. Ok... two did, and one wasn't mine, it was Tawny's friend on the phone.
But both girls loved them. Bob loves spaghetti. Jon and I, well... we had an unusual dinner.
Will I make them again? Probably not. But, Tawny probably will. I always have taco shells and often have leftover spaghetti.
If your kids watch iCarly, you should give these a try for a fun dinner. Even though I didn't really enjoy eating them, it was a lot of fun making them and surprising the kids!
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