Sorry I have not posted in a few days, my wife and I got busy with some volunteer work and then I started a new job.
Even though it is a bit cooler, we are still making a lot of salads because we are not in the mood to stand over the stove much lately cooking, although the grill is a different issue.
We recently made a taco salad that featured some Jack's Special Medium Salsa from Costco. It is a fresh salsa sold in the refrigerated section near the produce. It is a salsa that is truly medium- it has some heat but it is definitely not hot. It also has flavor besides the heat. And at 4.99 for three pounds, it is lower in price than many store brand jar salsas.
We also used the crunchy and tasty tortilla strips we get at Costco. At 3.39 for three pounds, they are less expensive than any other store brand I have seen and they have just the right amount of salt.
The romaine lettuce, the tortilla strips, taco meat, fresh salsa and sharp cheddar give a variety of textures and flavors that make for a complete meal that is satisfying, fresh tasting and reasonably priced.