Terrific Crock Pot Taco Bake

So I just wanted to share with you guys tonight’s dinner + tomorrows lunch.

I present to you my previous’ boss’ taco bake. This was the go to meal that she would bring to our monthly office potlucks. Of course she would add pasta and loads of cheese, so I had to Paleo-fy this recipe. I used shredded lettuce rather than pasta, put some guacamole and Paleo sour cream and we have a winner!! It turned out delicious, and I have leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch and for next Saturday as I had hoped for.

Paleo-fied Taco Bake

Paleo-fied Taco Bake

Here’s the recipe.


  • 1 lb. ground turkey, beef, sausage, or meatless crumbles (I used ground beef)
  • 1 large can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Homemade taco seasoning


Throw it all into the crockpot and put on high for 4 hours. When it’s ready to serve, put the meat first and then top with lettuce and a dollop of homemade guacamole (2 ripe avocados mashed with a touch of homemade taco seasoning), and a dollop of sour cream. Jose doesn’t like spicy food, but I like mine with a spicy touch (the hotter the better) so I add a few drops of Tabasco and red pepper flakes.


Anyway, that’s that for today. I am going to make myself a hot tea and get ready for bed. Tomorrow is a work day …

Good night everybody!


Long Time Coming …

So I have been quiet for a while (exactly a week), but truth be told … last week was one of the most stressful weeks at work that I have every had in a very long time. I didn’t quite follow Paleo but because most days I would get home around 9PM (I usually got of at 6PM) and all I wanted was a beer and a tapa (thank god for living in Spain), and then to top it off we go to Holland for two days … Did I also mention that I have to replace the battery in my weight scale?! Ugh … last week was no good. This week will be better. I promise.

I have just finished making up my meal plan, but I haven’t quite decided what the breakfast for the week will be. The meal plan (sans breakfasts) goes as follows:




Thursday: Valentines Day!! We might have plans for dinner with another couple, but if not, this is the plan:



  • Breakfast: Egg + bacon muffins
  • Lunch: Friday dinner leftovers
  • Dinner: Mexican Chicken Lime Soup (hopefully some Taco Bake will also be leftover from Monday … crossing fingers)

I might go crazy and make some type of Paleo dessert. Who knows … stay tuned!!


  • Breakfast: Egg + bacon muffins
  • Lunch: Saturday dinner leftovers
  • Dinner: Same os last Sunday (tradition maybe?!) Crock Pot Taco Back over Shredded Lettuce with homemade guacamole and Paleo Sour Cream

So that’s that for the week in terms of food.

On the plane to Holland, I finally finished reading Fall of Giants (such a long novel) by Ken Follett. I loved the book, it was just a bit long in places. All the characters were really easy to get to know and get into, but I think I will read another book before I read part two of the trilogy (The Winter of the World).  So that’s why I just started Mision Olvidado by Maria Dueñas. So far I have only read 100 pages and it’s a little slow.

That means 4 down, 16 to go. Go me. According to Goodreads. com, I am 2 books ahead of schedule.

Anyway, thats all for today. I hope to think of something to make for breakfast tomorrow … even though breakfast isn’t really a key meal for me.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.