Essentials for Taco Night Tuesday

We have tacos every Tuesday night. It's a habit that means we don't have to think about what's for dinner. And that's awesome.
  1. Homemade corn tortillas.
  2. A giant bowl of just-made guacamole, preferably with lots of lime and cilantro.
  3. Soft, plump beans. Usually black beans.
  4. Something pickled, including red onions, carrots, or jalapeños.
  5. Salsa. (Homemade during the summer.)
  6. Optional: carnitas braised slowly for hours
  7. Optional: sautéed mushrooms.
  8. Optional: two toddler boys smearing beans on each other's faces, then throwing food to make each other laugh. (Only recommended occasionally.)