This past week our family was privileged to host two other families, each with four children. I decided that one of our meals would be tacos. Our little family of three can make 1 pound of taco meat last for two meals. Before our friends arrived I prepared 3 pounds of taco meat. When it came time to eat, the kids were in line, and the large bowl of taco meat was rapidly diminishing before my very eyes. There was no way that 3 pounds was going to be enough. I quickly defrosted 2 more pounds of ground beef and started cooking it. I didn’t have any more taco mix, so I used up the rest of my chili powder to make the meat. The kids waited (as patiently as possible) for me to finish cooking lunch.
Note to self: Make AT LEAST 5 pounds of taco meat for 9 children. The adults can eat lettuce.