Almost every Tuesday, and especially since the kids started school, we have tostadas. For the most part we have also adopted Comida. The tradition of eating your large meal in the early afternoon. This works out great since 1.) Sam works a lot of evenings and dinner is over and cleaned up well before he needs to leave 2.) The kids come home hungry and waiting until dinner just makes them more hungry. We have actually had left overs eating on this schedule. That's pretty much a miracle with two teen boys. 3.) Dinner is over and cleaned up and you have the rest of the evening free to do other things. We usually have a lighter meal in the evening, something easy to fix and easy to clean up...like cereal, a sandwich, or left overs.
Tostadas are perfect for this schedule, especially on Tuesdays and Thursday. On these days the kids workout hard the last hour of school and I try to go workout also. When we get home everybody helps get toppings out while the beans reheat and dinner is ready! One of our friends told me tostadas are comida floja...or lazy food. Lazy or not, it is defiantly easy. It is really that fast when you have refried beans that you took out of the freezer in morning. Once upon a time, I blogged my bean recipe, but that blog platform isn't even available anymore. I'll try to repost the recipe soon.
Toppings always include beans, cabbage, and salsa. Other options are sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, and chilis. Everybody makes their own, which is even better.
What is your favorite "comida floja"?