Posting on a Tuesday, I decided I would celebrate Taco Tuesday with a taco related recipe. Taco Casserole is a different way to enjoy the taste of a taco and is simple in making. The casserole is composed of six layers with starting at the bottom is crescent roll, refried beans, taco meat, sour cream, cheese, and taco chips. One advantage of this dish is that you can customize it some to the kind of ingredients you like. For example, the taco meat at default is ground beef but you can instead use shredded beef, chicken, or shredded pork plus you can season your taco meat any way you like it best. Other places you can customize the casserole is for cheese at default is a Mexican blend but use what you like and additionally the taco chips can be of any flavor you enjoy. Taco Casserole has been a family favorite for years where we fix it once every month or two so I guarantee this is a delicious recipe.
The goal with photography was to show ingredients and the finished product as I have done with previous designs like Chili Con Chorizo and Apple, Pear, & Cranberry Crisp. For ingredients, the object was to show what makes up the six layers for the casserole. Each ingredient was photographed in the state you would find it before adding it to the Taco Casserole dish. Then with the photos, the ingredient photos were lined up in the order of their layers with the bottom on the left to the top at the right for the final design image. Last, I plated a square cut serving of Taco Casserole and focused on one edge of the dish where you saw the ingredients oozing out. Also for the final design image, I toke in mind before and after by placing the ingredient photos at the top then the finished product photo at the bottom.
Taco Casserole was a logo I challenged myself to create a specialized wording for the text “Taco”. Taco started with a sans-serif font but using Adobe Illustrator, I customized the letters a little to give them my own unique design. The focus of my logo design was to use taco related imagery with the two I used was the image of a taco and triangles which is the common shape of taco chips. An image of a taco was created in the “O” of “Taco” that showed the taco shell with four common ingredients of refried beans, taco meat, cheese, and lettuce inside it.