Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Havin' Me a Taco Tree in Front of My Mansion

I believe God’s Word is Truth, that it’s divinely inspired.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16

I trust in God’s Word because He said, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

Yeshua said, “In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2 So I know I have a big o’ house getting built just for me in Heaven. I imagine my front door will be a gianormous sparkling emerald—because I love green, and my Father knows that. He does, too. Just look around.

By divine inspiration, my favorite Bible character—the one after God’s own heart, King David—tells me to “Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he [Almighty God, my Father] shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalm 37:4  Okay. Anyone who knows me certainly knows that I do delight myself in Him, so, ladies and gentleman . . .

View from my mansion's front porch! Heavenly!
Right out in the front yard of the mansion with the emerald door, will be my taco tree! When you get to pass into eternity, please come on over and have a taco with me. I just LOVE visitin', even more than tacos!

Now still on this side . . . Uncle Jim, my mother’s older brother, married Aunt Helda, a Gonzales. She taught Mama to make many Mexican dishes. One of my favorites? You guessed it, tacos. But not like any you’ll find at Taco Bueno or On the Border either. I’d like to share my taco recipe with you, and the one for Mexican rice, too.

Oh yes, and if you enjoy Christian fiction, I’ve written a most excellent (according to the reviewers) historical family saga, the Texas Romance series. If you like my tacos, you’ll probably like my novels, especially since I pray my story gives God glory! Y’all have a blessed day, and may you walk in the favor of the Lord!

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Tacos by Grami

2 lbs. ground beef, crumble fried
20 corn tortillas
2 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp garlic powder & 1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt & ½ tsp salt
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups chopped lettuce
1 large chopped tomato
½ chopped onion
½ cup vegetable oil

~ Cook beef with 1 Tbsp garlic powder and 1 tsp salt.
~ Mix remaining salt and garlic powder into tomato sauce and heat in microwave – I put in large glass measuring cup then no extra dishes and pours easily.

~ Heat oil in small skillet.
~ For Kids : Using tongs, slip each tortilla one at a time into hot oil leaving only seconds on each side, just long enough to limber them. Place 1 Tbsp meat, a good pinch of cheese and a ribbon of seasoned tomato sauce across meat and cheese then roll and set on plate - or place many in a pan to go to the table : ) I make them plate at a time.
~ For adults : Place one tortilla dipped into hot oil flat on a plate, then a second—hold ’em in air over pan to let excess oil drip off. Overlap ’em slightly, cover with meat, lettuce, and tomatoes, then two or three more limp, warmed tortillas on top. Pour seasoned tomato sauce over top of pile and sprinkle generously with cheese.

Serve with Mexican rice and guacamole: ) ummmm Free to add onions and jalapenos! I do!

Mexican Rice by Grami

2 cups long grain rice
2 Tbsp oil
1 8oz can tomato sauce
Tbsp garlic powder
½-1 tsp salt (to taste – taste the juice just before reducing to simmer)
4 cups chicken broth (can use water, but so much better with however much broth you have)

Open tomato sauce and heap the garlic powder and salt on top of it, set aside
In a skillet that has a lid, heat oil then add rice.
Stir almost constantly until rice is coated then opaque then browning (the browner, the nuttier, stir stir)
Add can of sauce with seasoning (it’ll sizzle and pop) stir fast and
Add liquid, stir, bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes until rice is tender.

You can add chopped onions when stir frying the rice.
You can also add diced tomatoes (if you use the juice, too, make it a part of the 4 cups of liquid)
It’s really good served with English peas, the flavor combo is YUM

Bio : Caryl McAdoo loves writing stories for all ages that glorify God and is thrilled Christian fiction fits her life purpose so well. Bold not bashful, she’s quick to share the Bible principles she lives through her characters and hopes each title ministers His love, mercy, and grace. Known as the “Singing Pray-er”—with a YouTube channel to prove it—the prolific hybrid author also loves praising Him with new songs He gives her. Her high-school-sweetheart-husband moved the family from the DFW area—home for fifty-plus years—to the woods and seat of Red River County. After Ron, Caryl counts four children and seventeen grandsugars life's best blessings!


  1. Oh what a beautifully written heart warming post! I hope you'll come over to the new Fabulous Party. This weeks theme is 'Warm Heart'. Your post is perfect to share! The party is over here:
    Enjoy your week!

  2. Caryl, I love this post and the way you think. I enjoy Mexican food even the hot spicey. Heaven is going to be a fabulous place and the most important part is seeing Jesus.

    Love your books, too. Sing a New Song was a captivating one to read. I need time to finish the ones I haven't read yet in the Texas Romance series. God bless.

  3. Thank you for sharing your recipe and the link to your book.