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Tostatas

by Meghann on May 7, 2009

It is HOT outside! The temp has climbed over 90 degrees for the past week and its suppose to be even HOTTER this weekend. Summertime has officially arrived in Florida.

With summer comes the craving for Summer Food, specifically Mexican eats. πŸ™‚

I missed out on a Mexican feast for Cinco de Mayo, but we can just call it Cinco de Mayo week and let the celebration continue on! Besides this meal was so good there does not need to be a special holiday to enjoy it. πŸ˜‰

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After brainstorming ideas about Veggie Enchiladas I decided Tostadas seemed like a more practical approach as it did not require rolling the corn tortillas or extra baking time. These Tostadas ended up being the best idea ever and were so simple, they took less then 10 minutes to make.

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I started by placing three Corn Tortillas under the broiler for a couple of minutes then flipping and toasting up a couple of more.

On the toasted tortillas I layered with…

  • Spinach
  • Trader Joe’s Rice Pilaf
  • Black Beans
  • Zucchini & Yellow Squash I heated up on the stove top with some Taco Seasoning
  • Trader Joe’s Peach Salsa
  • Blue Cheese
  • Jalapenos

I the put the layered tostadas under the broiler for a couple of more minutes, just to get the cheese nice and melty.

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Holy Yum!! These things were AWESOME!!! One of the best combos I have come up with yet. The corn tortilla toasted up under the broiler so crispy that they were able to hold all the yummy filling as I munched, munched away. And the addition of the blue cheese was a nice surprise. πŸ™‚

Before I left work I snacked on a package of Annie’s Bunny Grahams the amazing Danica sent me.

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I think there’s still time to enter her Annie’s Giveaway if you want some Annie goodies of your own. πŸ˜‰

And dessert was another new treat from my freezer.

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These little babies really are mini.

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I wasn’t expecting to be satisfied by the small treat, but it honestly was so rich and so chocolatey it’s little statue didn’t faze me at all. The ice-cream part was very, very vanilla. I loved it!

Only one more day until the weekend!!! I CAN’T WAIT!!! It’s going to be another great weekend full of running and celebrating! πŸ™‚

1 Meredith May 7, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Those ice-cream sandwiches look delicious. Where did you find them?

2 weight and meditate May 7, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Your love for veggies is very inspiring!

3 runsarah May 7, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Love the colorful tostados!

4 Katrina (gluten free gidget) May 7, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I am so jealous of you and your Trader Joes! I’ve only been there twice, . (both times while traveling). That salsa is killer on their Corn chips with Hemp Seeds. A-MAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

5 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) May 7, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Yay! Almost weekend!!!

I hear ya girl, it was freakin’ hot here in Tampa today. Blah. I was drenched in like two seconds of stepping outside.

Love the Cinco de Mayo part two =) Gotta love Mexican Food!

6 Nicole May 7, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Mmmmmmm, I love ice cream sandwiches. SO GOOD!

7 Bec May 7, 2009 at 8:14 pm

I love mini ice cream sandwiches, they are the perfect sized treat in the summer!

8 Lauren May 7, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I crave Mexican food in the summer too! I’ve eaten it 3 times this week. Tonight I made buffalo chicken nachos with the new flavor of “Food Should Taste Good” buffalo kind.

Oh wow, these were amazing.

Hope you had a great day!

9 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 7, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I LOVE those tiny sandwiches!! I just had a banana split one πŸ™‚

10 Shelby May 7, 2009 at 8:47 pm

I want all the food in this post!!! HOLY YUM indeed!

11 modhealth May 7, 2009 at 8:56 pm

90 degrees? Wowzer! It was 73 degrees here today and I just about died. Do you find it hard to adjust to the heat when you run?

12 Matt May 7, 2009 at 8:57 pm

It’s balzing here too!

13 Melissa S. May 7, 2009 at 9:03 pm

i want those ice cream sandwiches ! i need to find them asap!

14 Jess May 7, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Im so jealous of your weather!!! I LOVE that kind of heat!!!

Your dinner looks great!!!

Please check out our new blog ya’ll!!

15 Jennifer May 7, 2009 at 9:27 pm

It reached 100 degrees here today I believe, but it isn’t humid like in Florida so it is bearable. Tostadas are perfect summer food!

16 Sharon May 7, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Wow, jealous of your awesome weather!

17 Emily May 7, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Love your super colorful dinner. I love Mexican food, and we eat a lot of it at my house.

I’m a huge fan of ice cream bars, and a new fan of coconut milk products, so the So Delicious ice cream bars are definitely a product I’d like to try!

18 Christina May 7, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Mm the honey bunny grahams are the best ones! I got the mixed box last time with chocolate, honey, and chocolate chip and totally ended up just picking out all the honey ones.

19 Tanya May 7, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I’m a huge fan of the So Delicious stuff too – especially since I can’t have ‘regular’ milk. Your tostadas look awesome.

20 Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 7, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Your dinner looks so summery and good! I love summer!

I love ice cream sandwiches! I have to check my grocery store and see if they carry the product line you ate.

21 Amandaa May 7, 2009 at 9:50 pm

i need to try those ice cream sandwiches. they look so yummy!

22 jenngirl May 7, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Mmm those tostatas look amazing!! And yes, summer is definitely here too, I love it! πŸ˜‰

23 Danica May 7, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Yum! I should have just come to your place to eat tonight – your tostadas look and sound delish!

You picked my favorite flavor bunny grahams – LOVE dipping them in greek yogurt or almond butter.

Thanks for the Annie’s Mac & Cheese Contest Shout Out! Yup everyone has until 12 pm (PST) to enter. I have you down for a bonus entry now πŸ™‚ Good luck!

24 Pearl May 8, 2009 at 12:08 am

honey bunny grahams = so cute!

25 Chloe May 8, 2009 at 12:24 am

I wish it was 90 here! We’re still getting tons of rain, a windstorm, and 50 degree weather here in Seattle.

26 Erica May 8, 2009 at 5:38 am

Looks really good Meghann!I think I could eat Mexican inspired food every night of the week πŸ™‚ I’m enjoying the heat! I ran outside yesterday around 4 and it wasn’t too too bad but I can see that my runs are going to have to start taking place later in the evening!

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