Blogiversary with Chocolate Tacos

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Beautiful People! It coincided with my blogiversary – a year since I clicked on wordpresss.com and jumped into the blogosphere without the slightest notion as to what to do and what to expect.  I thank all of you, awesome bloggers, for letting me learn from you and supporting me on this exciting journey! Let’s have some beautiful Mariachi music and party!

When I ran a school and a summer camp, I conducted weekly International Food Festivals, with a different theme every week.  One of the themes was a Mexican Fiesta. Kids were divided into four teams: Sombrero factory, Serape factory, Maracas factory, and Taco Bar.

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Each team decorated their “products” to the extent of their imagination. As you see, sombreros were printed on construction paper, colored with crayons, with ribbons glued to both sides. Serapes were cut out of large brown paper bags donated by a nearby supermarket. Marakas were made of paper plates folded in half, filled with dry beans and stapled at the rim. All very simple, basic, and quick, the sooner to get to the Taco Bar.

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The Taco Bar featured three toppings: chocolate chips, mini-marshmallows, and jelly beans, and each topping cost a sticker. You earned a sticker by exchanging a product of your factory for a product of another factory. For example, if you are making sombreros, take one to the Serape factory whose workers need sombreros, exchange your sombrero for a serape, and in addition to that serape, you get a sticker. You repeat the same operation at the Marakas factory. If you want a double or triple topping, all you have to do is make more things to do more exchanges. As you see, the camper on the photo is happily shaking marakas with three stickers on it!

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The line to the Taco Bar is growing, campers are grabbing plates and cups. We are using large taco shells, smeared inside with a choice of chocolate or marshmallow spread – or both! A teaspoon of the spread is enough to hold the toppings without spilling over. Then a scoop of each topping is “sold” for each sticker, and twenty five excited chocolate-smeared kids line up to compete for the privilege of breaking the pinata. Have you ever seen Mexican jumping beans? That’s what these guys look up, jumping up and down, waiting for their turns to throw the ring on a giant inflated sombrero.

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The winner gets to break the pinata, under adult supervision, and candy pours out for all to enjoy! Viva Mexico!

Next time you are organizing your kids’ birthday party, you might want to have this low cost, but high fun fiesta!

INGREDIENTS (for 25 kids)

  • 50 – 60 ready-made large tacos
  • 3 16 oz jars of pareve chocolate spread
  • 2 16 oz jars of marshmallow spread
  • 2 16 oz bags of chocolate chips
  • 2 16 oz bags of mini-marshmallows
  • 1 16 oz bag of jelly beans

PROCEDURE

Smear a teaspoon of chocolate or marshmallow spread, of a combination of both inside each taco, add toppings of choice, a scoop (tablespoon) each.

Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you so much for reblogging!

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      1. You are welcome!

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  1. First of all, congratulations on your blogiversary Dolly. I’m so glad to have met you here and to read all your wonderful stories. The kids must have loved the mexican themed party, it sounds like a great time ☺

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Myra! The kids loved all my food festivals; these are kids with special needs, and my purpose was to use delicious food to teach them social skills. It’s a shame I don’t have that many photos of all events because I was too busy conducting them.

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  2. koolaidmoms says:

    Congratulations on your blogiversary.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear!

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  3. Happy blogiversary! 😄 The fiesta looks awesome and fun!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear! It was fun, every summer for 15 years!

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      1. You´re welcome, Dolly! 🙂

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  4. lghiggins says:

    Children may not remember the answer to question 10 on the standardized test the next day, but I’m sure they will remember this Mexican fiesta 20 years later. What fun! We’ll even forgive the fact that these are the most unauthentic tacos I can imagine. After all, they must be great as they include chocolate!

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    1. As long as children are having authentic fun and learning social skills in the process! All learning goes down better with food, and the best food is chocolate! My school was a private program for kids with special needs, so every activity was designed to achieve specific behavioral objectives while having lots of fun.

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      1. lghiggins says:

        Teaching and learning at its best!

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      2. Thank you; coming from you, it means a lot!

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  5. spearfruit says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo and blogiversary Dolly. What a lovely post, I thoroughly enjoyed reading. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Terry! If I can add a smile to your day, you made my day!

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  6. [ Chuckles ] Happy Blogoversary to you!

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    1. Thank you, dear Renard!

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      1. [ Smiles ] You are welcome!

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  7. Safek says:

    Chocolate + tacos? My daughter who LOVES Mexican food AND chocolate will be over the moon! 😀

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    1. Here is a double negative for you: there is nothing you can’t do with chocolate!

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  8. Happy blogoversary! Its so kind of you celebrating it with the kids in such a funny way! ; Have a nice weekend! Michael

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael! You too have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you for reblogging

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  9. Quirky Girl says:

    Happy chocolate taco-loving Blogiversary! 😊

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    1. Thank you so much, dear!

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  10. Happy blogiversary, Dolly! I am glad I came across your blog and now I continue to get my dose of beautifully written stories. That giant sombrero is right up my alley. I can feel the glee of the kids.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear! That giant sombrero was a pinata, full of candy!

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      1. Even better! 😀

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  11. Happy blogiversary!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Tamara!

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  12. Happy blogiversary! More years of blogging to come!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear!

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  13. Megala says:

    Happy blogoversary! Seems the kids had great fun!

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Megala! Yes they did, and I did with them!

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  14. Garfield Hug says:

    Congrats on your 1st blog anniversary and choc tacos….never thought to see it happen! Us chocos lovers sees it as simply choco divine!! Ha ha!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hate to quote Karl Marx (not my favorite person by far!), but he said, “If you truly desire something, anything is possible: encounter, revolution, happiness…” If you truly desire chocolate, anything is possible with chocolate!

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  15. calmkate says:

    happy blogoversary! and what fun they are all having … and have had for 15 years! What a wonderful way to serve …

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Kate, I really appreciate your comment!

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  16. cookingflip says:

    Just one year and you’re already enjoying this blogging success! Whoa! Congratulations! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much your kind words, dear!

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  17. Sarah says:

    Happy blogversary.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Sarah!

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      1. Sarah says:

        You’re welcome.

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  18. Congratulations! 🎆 Lovely post, lovely lady, lovely blog! 😺💞 xx

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Samantha, you are so sweet!

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  19. InspiresN says:

    Congratulations Dolly! Love reading your posts!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, dear!

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  20. Osyth says:

    Congratulations on your Blog Birthday. I’m delighted to be amongst your follow me follows – Long may you ride!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Osyth! I am happy to have you in my kitchen.

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  21. E says:

    Happy blogiversary 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, dear!

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  22. Chocolate Tacos…yum! Congratulations on your Blogiversary! 🎈

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment!

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  23. reocochran says:

    Happy May anniversary for your blog! 🙂 Chocolate tacos sound delicious! Thank you, Dolly.
    Happy Mother’s Day! 💐❤

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    1. Thank you so much – I am glad you like the recipe!

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