Food Fun: Apple Cinnamon Taquitos

So I mentioned that I wanted to branch out more into cooking posts. And I want to do that because, (a) I love food and I love cooking and I love writing about the things I love, but also (b) there aren't a lot of HAES-friendly cooking sites on my radar. I really want to be able to read recipes without there being a lot of diet talk or food moralizing in the post and/or comments, and I just can't seem to get away from that when it comes to food blogs. So Be The Change You Want To See and here we are. (I even have a cooks corner tag all picked out and everything.)

But then it hit me that just as I've been looking for a HAES-friendly site for cooking, I don't really have a lot of HAES-friendly sites for fast food and/or packaged food. And as much as I'd like to cook everything from scratch with ingredients lovingly harvested from the magical Narnia farm in my backyard (which is like a regular farm but with no bugs or weeds), the reality is that my disability frequently prevents me from doing exactly that. And my food choices in my area -- which isn't a food desert but isn't Organics & Fair Trade 'R Us on every corner either -- have similar limitations. So here is a food fun post that talks about something I enjoy putting in my mouth with zero fat shaming or liberal shaming attached.


Anywho. We were ambling through the local Walmart because Husband got turned around on the road and forgot Target exists, and I saw these: Delimex Apple Cinnamon Taquitos. And it was like angels were singing in the frozen foods section only instead of angels they were cinnamony apples wrapped up in a flour tortilla and then crispyfied. AND THEY WERE SINGING.

These are good. They are soooooo good. I wish you could press your nose up to the monitor and smell these baking because they are THAT good. And they are extremely low maintenance as long as you have the right equipment: you store them in a freezer and heat them in an oven for about 6-8 minutes on each side. (I use barbeque tongs to turn them over. Husband uses his thick hands while hissing ouch! between each one and pulling his hand back like a snake bit him. Or maybe just that one time when the tongs were in the wash.)

Here is what they look like fresh out of the oven: crispy. Which is precisely what apple taquitos should look like, in my mind; you (and when I say you, I mean me) don't want a soft limp tortilla with the apple spilling out and leaking through. NO. CRISPY ALL THE WAY.

And let us be clear: I am not a big ice cream fan. (I know. I KNOW. Quelle horreur!) But Husband has brought me around (for now!) on the exalted virtues of cold creamy ice cream with warm crispy apple taquitos. Because oh-my-gosh these just crunch and melt in your mouth at the same time. It should not be possible for something to simultaneously melt and crunch at the same time, yet these do.

So that is what we have been eating for dessert this week. And gods help me if Target doesn't stock these, because I don't want to go back to Walmart but I will. If I have to.

Please remember this is a HAES site and diet / weight-loss talk is not appropriate here. Thank you!


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