Tacos and Shot Glasses

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I am so into these blue corn chip taco shells – they’re delicious (and they’re organic)! 


The trouble with tacos is that the stuffing always falls out – I figured out tonight that little shot glasses, turned upside down, are the perfect way to keep them in place.  :)  It’s pretty much the only use I have these days for our shot glass collection!


I stuffed the tacos with a black bean and sweet potato mix.  I topped it with some Italian shredded cheese – yum!


On the side, fruit:


My afternoon was quite productive.  I got a lot done on the book and I actually made it to Anatomy class!  Go, me!  I obviously sit in the back.  ;)  We’re learning about urine right now, which is as exciting as it sounds.


However, being on campus gives me an opportunity to post Operation Beautiful notes:


Which is always fun!  🙂


My afternoon snacks included Stacy Pita Chips, salsa, and hummus (I had about twice the amount of chips shown – can’t keep my hands out of that bag!):


And ice cream.  I must get out of the habit of having my dessert at 4 PM!  A nutritious piece of fruit would be so much better.


Time for some So You Think You Can Dance?  SYTYCD is definitely our favorite reality show of the moment, although we are also HUGE American Idol fans.  I’m just a sucker for competition! 🙂



  • Lindsay November 24, 2009, 10:01 pm

    So when are you planning to move again?? Where are you moving to in South Carolina?? I really think it is cool that you are writing a book about a subject that many people are not really sure about, because everyone if beautiful no matter what their shape or size!!

    • Caitlin November 24, 2009, 10:09 pm

      we are actually moving to Charlotte this summer 🙂

  • Runeatrepeat November 24, 2009, 10:02 pm

    Fruit would technically be better, but I am trying to get out of the habit of topping off the night with dessert so eating something sweet in the afternoon is helping me avoid night time eating 🙂

  • Evan Thomas November 24, 2009, 10:08 pm

    I can not get into any dancing shows. Singing–maybe, but not dancing.
    And I can’t endorse Ortega, but their idea of flat-bottom taco shells was pretty genious…

  • Matt November 24, 2009, 10:14 pm

    LOL that class looks Really boring.

  • Lee November 24, 2009, 10:15 pm

    Very creative idea for the shot glasses. I put votive candles in mine. I think this means we’re old!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 24, 2009, 10:17 pm

    I love that you eat ice cream at 4pm. I also LOVE blue corn chips/shells. I had some for breakfast today. Is that wrong?

  • Kara November 24, 2009, 10:17 pm

    I like your focused picture-taking face! 🙂

    Great idea using shot glasses to hold up tacos — these days, we use ours to hold our wedding rings when we’re doing dishes! We’re definitely not in college anymore…

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite November 24, 2009, 10:19 pm

    I love dancing competitions! They’re so much fun to watch!

    American Idol is a classic though!!!

    I agree about the flat bottom taco shells… genius!

  • candice November 24, 2009, 10:25 pm

    A very creative use for shot glasses. 😉 I don’t normally eat tacos, but I think the blue corn ones look a whole lot more interesting (and appetizing!). I totally empathize with you on the pita chip thing–so good, so hard to resist! I also don’t really see a problem with you eating ice cream at 4 PM. You ate fruit with your dinner instead of dessert, right? 😉 It all balances out.

  • chandra November 24, 2009, 10:31 pm

    I think you should turn those shot glasses over and fill them with tequila… that’s what we’d do if I was there. 😉

  • Erin November 24, 2009, 10:36 pm

    Pita chips are so addictive! 😉

  • Nicole, MS, RD, LD November 24, 2009, 10:38 pm

    I just checked out http://operationbeautiful.com/ — what a great idea! I think I may start carrying sticky notes with me : )

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot) November 24, 2009, 10:42 pm

    Who needs ground beef for tacos when black beans sweet taters taste 10000000X better?

    Oh, and urine sounds so engaging… (wink)
    Have a great night!

  • Stephanie November 24, 2009, 10:52 pm

    Haha I love the use for the shot glasses, so cute!!!

  • Jenna November 24, 2009, 10:54 pm

    love the shot glass idea for the tacos! they look great!

  • KatieMoo November 24, 2009, 11:01 pm

    Haha, I love SYTYCD! Who are you rooting for?

    • Caitlin November 25, 2009, 7:06 am

      i like the redhead girl (former ballroom). i hated her at first but she’s won me over!

  • Lizzy November 24, 2009, 11:11 pm

    i am in love with stacy’s pita chips too. its a serious addiction! hehe

  • Kate November 24, 2009, 11:13 pm

    Ha hilarious creative use of shot glasses, love it. Those taco’s look really good, I’ve always want to try that kind out! Must do!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 24, 2009, 11:22 pm

    You are making me want to get Mexican food!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 24, 2009, 11:25 pm

    I don’t watch SYTYCD, but I totally LOVE American Idol!!!

    I love how you used shot glasses to hold your tacos up 🙂

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) November 24, 2009, 11:25 pm

    My preferred ice cream eating time is at 10 at night. No clue why, but I love it.

  • Molly @vegandorm November 24, 2009, 11:30 pm

    I’m a HUGE DWTS (Dancing with the Stars) fan. It all started last winter when I was on a treadmill a few days a week to get out of the cold, and DWTS was on at the same time I was working out.

  • Mama Pea November 24, 2009, 11:44 pm

    Oh man, I could write a book on urine. I cleaned it up three times today.

  • Lo November 24, 2009, 11:46 pm

    i love those ice cream dishes. i need perfect dishes like that for portion control lol. where are they from?

    • Caitlin November 25, 2009, 7:06 am

      i got it at marshalls – they have lots of cute little dishes for cheap!

  • Amber November 24, 2009, 11:50 pm

    one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE quotes! Thank you for being your change!

  • Melissa S. November 25, 2009, 12:42 am

    dessert at 4pm is nothing; i had mine at 11am. haha.

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run November 25, 2009, 1:13 am

    YAYA! Another SYTYCD fan!

  • Lauren November 25, 2009, 6:55 am

    I’ve had visions of making sweet potato and black bean tacos. I love how my mind is read by my friends on the blog world. 😉

    Enjoy your Wednesday sweet heart!

  • Katie November 25, 2009, 6:59 am

    You make a MEAN TACO! WOW, SO good!

    Giveaways start this week!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) November 25, 2009, 7:47 am

    We should all try to write some operation beautiful notes for you if we travel this thanksgiving!

  • Kristie Lynn November 25, 2009, 7:51 am

    Have you tried the cinnamon-sugar flavored Stacey’s pita chips? They are so so so so good. Even harder to keep your hands out of the bag good. So try them… or don’t. 😉

  • Emily Eats and Exercises November 25, 2009, 8:04 am

    I love SYTYCD. I’m not a huge reality TV fan, but I like this show because it includes professionals who are already fabulous at their craft. Some of the dancing is amazing.
    I must admit, I HATE dancing with the stars.
    Good job getting to class.

  • Lindsey @ EatReadRun November 25, 2009, 8:42 am

    You know I watched SYTYCD EVERY other season but this one! For some reason, the fall show just doesn’t work for me. I got hooked on The Biggest Loser and now I’m an addict. I do miss SYTYCD though. Except I always had to mute the TV when Mary comes on because she drives my husband crazy!

  • Janna November 25, 2009, 8:54 am

    Stacys Pita Chips are addicting!

  • Susan November 25, 2009, 9:04 am

    Umm, I eat my dessert in the mornings!! Seriously, I have a giant piece of chocolate with my coffee everyday. Why wait? 😛

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner November 25, 2009, 9:31 am

    Love the shot glasses idea! So smart 🙂

  • Tina November 25, 2009, 9:44 am

    Good idea with the shot glasses. My little sister has a collection too 🙂 My aunt was trying to get me to watch SYTYCD last night but I was too busy catching up on Biggest Loser, haha.

  • Stacey November 25, 2009, 12:54 pm

    Hi–my name is Stacey and I’m a Biggest Loser addict 😀 Mmm I love the blue corn taco shells! I always try to buy those whenever it’s taco night 🙂

  • Amanda November 25, 2009, 3:44 pm

    Using shot glasses to hold up the tacos is just fantastic! And now I have a serious craving for tacos.

  • Carolyn November 29, 2009, 12:06 pm

    I have some of Stacy’s pita chips that I got at Costco and I can’t wait to try them with the new flavor of Sabra I found: Spinach and Artichoke.

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