Sunday with Family

After breakfast Ben and I cleaned up, ran an errand and headed toward my mom’s. She lives about 45 minutes north of me.

First we made a pit stop for lunch.


There were no healthy options on the menu, so I went with a Taco Salad. Here’s to you Mr. Five Thousand Calorie taco salad guy. I think there’s lettuce in it…IMG_7104

Anyone remember that “Real Men of Genius” Bud Light commercials? This taco salad reminds me of that.


Bud Light Presents Real Men of Genius
Today we salute you Mr. Giant Taco Salad Inventor
(Mr. Giant Taco Salad Inventor)
A culinary invention that baffles the human mind,
a twelve thousand calorie salad.
Ground beef, refried beans, guacamole,
cheese, sour cream and, if there is any room left,
a few shreds of lettuce.
(I don’t see no mayonnaise)
Some may ask, is your Taco Salad Healthy?
Of course it is, it’s a salad isn’t it?
( You can eat that deep fried crunchy bowl )
So crack open an ice cold Bud Light, conquistador of the calorie.
You put the feast in fiesta.
(Mr. Giant Taco Salad Inventor)

Seriously I wanted to weigh the container because it felt like it was 7 pounds!


We actually ate at my grandma’s and I shared with her, so my twelve thousand calorie salad was only six. Smile


Then we headed to my mom’s!


Ben, my mom and Matt picked oranges and avocados from the trees in her backyard.


I made wishes Smile


My mom and I took the dogs for a long walk while everyone else watched football. IMG_7116

I refueled with a handful or two of cashews.


I apologize that dinner is not at all photogenic, but I just dug into some random leftovers and bites. I wasn’t even going to take a picture, but this ish is good!


My mom made this dish from her childhood and I stole her leftovers. It has pintos, onions and spinach. I used a whole wheat bodillo for dipping. So simple. So good.


I’m about to make a chocolate pb smoothie for dessert.


Yes, I keep the Yogurtland spoons for future use. It tastes better if you use a fun spoon. I swear.


Now that I’ve announced my half marathon plans I need to make the training plan for my full! Off to do just that…


  1. says

    Well, I’m pretty sure 1/2 of those calories come from the guac in that salad, and we all know guac is a much needed healthy fat, so there you go! No shame!

    Haha but your Bud Light rendition is hilarious!

  2. says

    SO cool your mom has an orange tree in her yard, my friend out there in Cali has one in her yard too and I always admired her orange tree, lol!

    If I had an orange tree I would be making fresh OJ for my boys alot ; )

    Holy Cow Huge salad! It looks really good though, I jusy love guac! U can pretty much plop guac on anything and I will say it looks good! lol

    Happy Monday!

  3. says

    I absolutely love “men of genius” commercials. My fiance has a bunch of them on his computer..they are Ammmmazing :)

    I’m pretty sure your taco salad didn’t have that much calories 😉

    your moms dish that she made as a child is somethng my grandma makes all the time…love it :)

  4. says

    LOL that is what they call a salad? At least they weren’t cheap on the guacamole part.

    Love the orange and avocado trees! My mom has a friend who brings home avocado’s from her mother’s tree every year. They are HUGE and so buttery.

  5. says

    I think of the ‘men of genius’ commericals every time I see a cooler with a handle and wheels (for when you have everything except friends to help you carry your cooler) :)

  6. says

    First time commenting although I’ve been following your blog for a while.

    I absolutely loved your version of the Bud Light song. Next time I see anyone eating Taco Salad, I can guarantee that this is the first thing I will think of.

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