Is there a night of the week that isn’t right for tacos? No. No, there isn’t. Inexpensive, low-stress, and just plain fun, Taco Night is always the best night. Sure, it can be messy. But the minute you bite into that handheld deliciousness delivery system, it’s all worth it.
Just like with anything else in life, the secret is having a plan so here’s how to fearlessly – and flawlessly! – enjoy your next Taco Night.
One of the best things about tacos is that there is literally a taco for everyone. Vegan, gluten-free, kosher – the mighty little taco is so versatile! As long as you’ve got a tortilla of some sort, pretty much anything you put inside it can makes it a taco. So before you shop and prep, browse easy taco recipes. This is your chance to get creative and find fun new ways to make a mess make tacos.
After you’ve got just the right mix of tortillas and toppings, it’s time to start prepping. You’re going to want to make sure your food prep surfaces are spotlessly clean before you start. Let’s say the dog runs through the kitchen while you’re making guac and avocado goes everywhere. Who can afford to waste precious avocado? You need to be able to confidently pop it in your mouth without pondering the 5 Second Rule. Our go-to for making sure our countertops start off spotless for taco night is Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX™ — this new bleach formula packs the same whitening, dirt-fighting and disinfecting power we love and trust; plus it protects your surfaces for a powerful, more protective and easier clean. Just wash, rinse, and wipe your countertops then let air dry for (at least) 2 minutes and you’re golden.
3. Set the Mood
Once everything is prepped, it’s time to get the party started. If you’ve got extra time (LOL), make your kitchen or dining room just a little more festive. Music can help you set the mood so find a fun playlist. If you have little ones whose “help” in the kitchen isn’t – ahem – necessary, they can keep busy creating colorful placemats, putting together a simple centerpiece or watching It’s Raining Tacos.
4. Chow Down
The part where it all comes together. The part that requires no explanation or instruction. Conversation sloooows down as everyone digs in and dreams of creating a world where every night is Taco Night. Don’t worry about sauce dripping down your shirt. Figure out how so much sour cream made it onto the floor later. This is your moment to revel in the flavors, textures, and sounds of taco-y goodness.
As indisputably great as tacos are, cleaning up afterwards? Not as great. Thankfully there’s Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX ™ to restore your kitchen and your table to pre-taco spotlessness. If you have kids, enlist them to gather dirty dishes and load the dishwasher while you wipe down tables, sinks, and countertops. Throw those sauce-stained shirts – and pants? No judgements! – in the washing machine with some Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX ™ and no one will ever have to know you missed your mouth a couple times.
5. Post-Taco Tranquility
Once the kitchen is clean and the leftovers are put away (just kidding: no one ever has leftover tacos!) it’s time to make friends with the couch cushions. You did it, superstar. And now you can put your feet up until it’s time to do it all again next week.
New Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX™ Technology packs the same whitening, dirt-fighting and disinfecting power you love and trust, plus it protects surfaces† and keeps clothes whiter longer* for a powerful, protecting and easier clean. When used as directed, the patented CLOROMAX™ invisibly adheres to hard surfaces, forming a protective shield that repels stains to make cleaning quicker and easier.
†by reducing soil adhesion
*vs. Clorox® Regular-Bleach1