We love a good Dorito casserole at our house. Yum yum in the tum tum. Nothing like a nice, cheesy, meaty, totally unhealthy casserole at suppertime.
That’s what we were SUPPOSED to have for supper last night.
Take it from me. Do NOT substitute fajita seasoning for the taco seasoning when making Dorito casserole. I learned this lesson the hard way. I’d used up our big canister of taco seasoning from Sam’s Club a while ago and have been intending to make a batch of my own, but haven’t gotten to it yet. So I reached for a package of fajita seasoning to substitute for the taco seasoning, because tacos and fajitas are related so it should be about the same, right?
Wrong. So very, very wrong. Don’t do it. Since I cooked the casserole, I felt obligated to stand by my role and be the captain who goes down with the ship; I choked down my serving. Jon took one bite of his and pushed it away. I felt bad giving it to the dogs. The stuff was that bad.
It was at this point we discussed the nastiness of our supper and I explained our shortage of taco seasoning and my brilliant substitution. He proceeded to open the pantry and pull out a brand new container of taco seasoning. “Why didn’t you just use this?”
Good. GRIEF. Thank you, worthless memory of mine, for failing to remember that nice, big, beautiful container of taco seasoning just waiting to be used.
Oh, and to top it off, I big-time burned Jon’s replacement meal of grilled cheese sandwiches because I was blogging as I cooked them.
I am hereby banning myself from the kitchen indefinitely.