I did challenge myself to see if the food I make really looks that bad, so I made everything from the last post.
Here’s my version of a taco salad, lettuce, beans, meat, green onion (I did put in some avocado because the previous one had some), avocado, tomato, tortilla chips, and cheese. The dressing is salsa and mayo. It’s an easy recipe and one can add or subtract ingredients to use up whatever is at hand.
Here’s my version of corn soup, it’s rather bland looking in comparison to the restaurant one, but mine has bacon in it, so it wins the contest. Ingredients are corn, potato, onions, broth and bacon, so the recipe is simple and delicious.
The taco is being propped up by the kitchen shears, which were close at hand. I don’t have a fancy holder for tacos, but the tacos are okay if a little lopsided. Meat. salsa, lettuce, tomato and lots of cheese in a commercially made shell. (Not as tasty as the restaurant ones) 🙁
The stuffed Poblano pepper does not look nearly as nice as the restaurant version, but both were equally delicious. Mine has a meat, onion, green chili and bread stuffing, and is disguised in a green chili sauce and plenty of cheese.
Ultimately, I like both kinds of creations: in restaurant food they need it to look nice (and hopefully taste nice) so that one feels that the food is worth the money, but home cooking means that food is prepared exactly to one’s own preference, and that is a good thing too.