Not so usual…

First and foremost, before going on with today’s post proper, I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to zmun2 for these…

M&S cookies

– my favourite cookies from M&S and it is so thoughtful and considerate of you to include these gluten-free ones…

Gluten-free

…for my girl. They just arrived yesterday morning, probably held up a bit because of the Gawai Dayak holidays over the extra-long weekend. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

And now, to get on with my scheduled post for today, it is not so usual for us to have meals at home without rice – most of the time, it would be rice with a few dishes to go with it and very rarely, we may have something different instead.

Well, my girl was thrilled to find this box of taco shells…

Taco shells

…at the supermarket here, the one that imports all kinds of stuff from countries overseas. If I am not wrong, the first time she had tacos was at the Taco Bill outlet in Singapore a long long time ago and it was love at first bite!

Well, this one was gluten-free…

Gluten free

…and despite being an imported product, it was not expensive – RM12.90 for a box of 12 so it works out to a little over a ringgit each only and all we had to do was to heat up the shells in the oven at 170°C for three minutes and they were ready to use…

Taco shell

There was some leftover grilled chicken that day so my girl shredded that…

Chicken

…and she also prepared some kind of salsa with tomatoes, cucumber and whatever else…

Salsa

…and there was this grated cheddar cheese…

Cheese

…too.

We also had this bottle of mayonnaise…

Mayo

…in the house , imported as well and gluten-free…

Gluten free too

That was all we had to stuff the taco shells…

Taco shell and stuffing

…to eat and yes, I thought it was very nice and we sure had a delightful lunch that day.

I do think this has a lot of potential though – one can add anything one likes to bring it to a whole new level. I thought prawns would be a nice addition or things like mussels and clams and thin strips of finely-sliced omelette would certainly add a bit of colour to it. Maybe we will try that next time but in the meantime, we will have to go back to the supermarket to grab more boxes of the taco shells, if there are any still available. The problem we have here is when they run out of something, they may not restock even though it sells really well and instead, they will have all kinds of other things though some of the bestsellers may reappear after a long while.

That night, my girl cooked this very lovely aglio-olio prawn spaghetti…

Aglio-olio prawn spaghetti

…for our dinner. Yes, we are very well-stocked indeed on gluten-free pasta that my girl could cook to enjoy as and when she feels like it.

It sure is nice to have her home for the holidays – we can get to enjoy these not-so-usual meals for a change.

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