Dollar General Style Taco Night

Tacos are a weekly family favorite in our house. If I don’t make them once, sometimes twice, the girls will let me know! This week got away from me with deciding the girls schooling fate, meeting with teachers, phone calls, and shopping for homeschooling…I honestly just forgot. Mom fail, I know.

So after meeting the teacher late last night I had to improvise with the only store in a 20 mile radius from us, Dollar General. I knew this would be tough but I think we managed! Bonus for being super budget friendly!

I’ll be honest, I had no idea what I was looking for as I walked the aisles. I just grabbed random items I saw and hoped for the best.

Best find of the night? Queso blanco cheese sauce in a can. Sounds awful, am I right? But being it was canned and cheap, it was pretty dang ok in my book!

The girls didn’t even notice there wasn’t taco meat thank goodness! I guess the two pounds of cheese made them overlook that fact.

I also found these frozen quesadillas in the freezer section. I grabbed them on a whim just to test the waters. Guys they weren’t awful, I mean they aren’t something I’d regularly make for taco night, but for a quick cheat it was alright!

Pro mom tip: grab those disposable pans when you do this to make for easy clean up. I had close to no dishes to clean and that’s a major plus for me!

So while these don’t look the prettiest or fanciest, they worked. My kids were happy and it was a fun dollar store challenge! When in doubt, you can always find something at the dollar store!

I’ve connected with some amazing Bloggers to share some blogs featuring tacos. Tacos, fajitas, nachos and all things taco themed. Head to each of their blogs to check out what they are sharing.

I can’t wait to share my next mom hack with y’all! Stay tuned 🙂




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