August 17, 2010

Don't be a Nub, try Spaghetti Tacos...


Several weeks ago I ran a feature about the Spaghetti Tacos I created for my girls, inspired by their favorite Nickelodeon television show, iCarly.  Well, the show had its season premier just before school started, and to celebrate the end of summer and to round up some of the kids' friends, we decided to put together a low-key iCarly premier party.  I'm not talking party favors, decorations and a disco ball, here ~ just a simple dinner and show.  IF THERE'S ONE LESSON I'VE LEARNED (THE HARD WAY) OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, IT'S THAT IT DOESN'T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE OVER-THE-TOP.

In this event, simplicity was the key to its success:  The kids arrived around 6:00 p.m., enjoyed building their own Spaghetti Tacos, then watched the premier at 7:00 p.m.  




Bobbie over at A VISION TO REMEMBER is running a 30 Day Food Challenge this month, and I'm honored to have had my Spaghetti Tacos included in her menu of fabulous recipes!  Stop by, check out my irreverent, but delicious recipe (it's like spaghetti and italian sausage wrapped in garlic bread ~ yummmm....) and see what other culinary magic she's cookin' up!



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My entry is the "Friendship Cup/Plate"

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17 comments:

  1. you're such a cool mom! i love this :)

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  2. i actually think my husband would like these best of all! FA-BU-LOUS idea...and we were just talking about icarly this past weekend--kismet.
    thank you for your kind words and for linking up to TNSC..glad to have you!

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  3. Ok, not having kids, I am not very familiar with iCarly although my nieces watch it at my house the rare times they come to visit. This seems like a very interesting recipe. :) And I am so going to give it a try just to say that I've tried it. Ok...I am dying with curiosity to see how it tastes. By the way thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower!

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  4. This sounds like so much fun! You have the best ideas. I would never come up with such a fun idea.

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  5. I can't say that I've ever watched iCarly, but these do look good! Messy, but lots of fun! Would it be back for anyone over the age of 12 to eat these? I think I'd like them! : )

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  6. So true...memories can me made in the simple celebrations as well as the extravagant ones!

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  7. I'm so glad you visited me! I've heard of these spaghetti tacos, but I didn't realize they were and iCArly thing. My kids love that show, and would think I'm so cool if I made these!

    Thanks for your comment on the Carmelia recipe too. I don't mind people sharing what they didn't like about a recipe, but like you, I was annoyed by it being anonymous. I actually don't allow anonymous comments anymore so if someone wants to criticize, they'll have the nerve to identify themselves!

    Now, I need to go find your recipe for the beef you use in gyros, since my hubby prefers that to chicken.

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  8. This is pretty cool and bet the kids were delighted for sure! Way to go and I'm glad I found your blog!

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  9. Guess what we had for diner tonight...spaghetti tacos! Both kiddos devoured them! I did not make my own tortillas tonight but fried the corn ones with some butter and garlic to make them taste spaghetti taco worthy!

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  10. I voted for you!

    And...those tacos kind of look delicious.

    Stopping by from SITS

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  11. Hi Jenn! Thanks for stopping by my blog. For some reason your comment went into my spam folder so it took a couple days for me to see it.

    Love your blog - spaghetti tacos - that's awesome. And I saw your post about the homemade graham crackers/smores kits. Got to love that. I wrote about Kara's Cupcakes and their awesome S'mores cupcake. You would probably love it - graham cracker at the bottom, then chocolate cake, topped with toasted marshmallow frosting.

    Plan to follow you and pick up some more fun recipe ideas! And do check out the Grand Velas - it really was a special place.

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  12. That was a great Ideal. I bet the girls really enjoyed themselves. This is a real concept I try to focus on at Empowered Peace. God Bless You and I hope you get everything ready for the beginning of school that is on your list.

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  13. I have never ever seen something so crazy! I love it! I bet the kids thought it was such a riot! How fun! Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a fan! I am now your newest fan and am excited to see all of the "out-of-the-box" creations you have!!! Love it!

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  14. I am so going to have to make this!!! I think the kids would love it! (and I think I would to when I'm PMS'ing and craving carbs!

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  15. Stranged how all my boys love iCarly - or not love but watch. Well, half love tacos and all love spaghetti - maybe I will surprise them Monday night! However - I want to know - soft shell or crunchy? I think my boys would want you to cook for them:)

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  16. Lol, I have to try this JUST to try it. Loved the pictures of the girls, what a great and simple idea, they'll probably never forget it. Or the 'tacos!' =)

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I enjoy hearing from you! Thank you so much for taking the time to be part of the creative and positive spirit here at Rook No. 17! xoxo Jenn

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