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Muy Delicioso! Taco Bell’s Cinnabon Delights – Best Thing Since Doritos Locos Tacos!

Gotta say right now – I am not a fan of Taco Bell.  How many different ways can you throw ground meat in some sort of bun type thing, top it with lettuce and cheese, and expect it will bring people in day after day?  Well, of course, they do.  People love Taco Bell.  I typically order the Doritos Locos Taco, so even though the meat is odd and the lettuce funky, I get the taste of Doritos – and face it, who doesn’t love Doritos?

So, when my husband pulled in to a new Taco Bell in our area, I wasn’t thrilled.  Isn’t there a Wendy’s chili nearby?  An Asian chicken salad from Chik-fil-a?  Something other than ground beef topped with cheese and lettuce?

And there it was.  The new Cinnabon Delights.  Despite everything else unappealing on the menu, they had me at “Cinnabon”.

Because who doesn’t need a reward when they are suffering through ground beef tossed on a tortilla with cheese and lettuce?  Or sour cream.  Or tomato.

Cinnabon Delights Taco

Warm and way lighter than they look, these little balls of delicious dough are rolled liberally in a cinnamon sugar blend, very much like the inside of a Cinnabon.  But where’s the goopy icing?  That may be the delightful part!  As you bite into these delicious little morsels, you’ll find the warm, goopy, way too sweet but who cares because it’s delicious icing!  Best part – you get four per order, so you can indulge in a tiny little sweet golf ball sized treat, then pass the bag off to your children, so you don’t turn into a big fat arse.

Cinnabon Delights Taco Bell

The one con to these sweet genius treats – eat them while they are warm.  They get a little funky in texture – almost damp – when you let them cool off too much.  Oh, and don’t eat them when they are too hot – I felt like Kramer on a Seinfeld episode while waving my hands at the burn on my tongue from my first bite into a piping hot Delight.

Price is about $1.50, and this makes a nice little dessert or snack.  Or a replacement meal when your husband insists on his Taco Bell fix.

Wilderness Lodge and Artist Point – the Perfect Christmas Combination

Who doesn’t want to go home to their cabin in the woods at Christmas time?  Gather your family around the fire, with a giant pine tree standing in the center of the room, rock in your rocking chair, and enjoy a cocktail and a dinner of freshly caught salmon.  It sounds idyllic to me.

That may be why we try to spend every Christmas dinner dining at this rustic Christmas paradise.

Day 6 5The decorations are not over the top, gaudy, bedazzled and blinged out.  They are earthy and rustic, with a nod to the Pacific Northwest roots from where the resort was conceived.  The feeling of homey warmth consumes you, and it’s cozy despite the grand, vaulted ceilings.

When you combine the beauty of this amazing resort with the amazing food served at Artist Point, you have one of the most perfect Christmas combinations you could imagine.  While the menu may vary when you visit, a staple is the delicious salmon.  The type of salmon varies by season, but the cedar plank preparation imparts a wonderful flavor to the perfectly prepared fish.  Combined with the smokey portobello mushroom soup, hearty and full bodied for a cold (or perceived cold!) winter’s day, this is one of my favorite meals at Walt Disney World.

You have just over 11 months to plan your Christmas season visit to Walt Disney World, and I cannot recommend enough the combination of this amazing resort and fabulous restaurant.  It’s the best of both worlds – a homey, rustic, holiday feeling in the middle of warm, sunny Florida.

Artist Point mushroom soup