That is...until last night. I saw a commercial for a taco salad bowl maker over the weekend. What a better alternative. Because they are baked, not fried. Well, little miss frugality is not going to spend money on something when she has Google. Google is my friend.
I found this recipe; or maybe more of a tutorial on how to make them myself.
Whew..authors note to self. Don't take pictures on your black stove.
I did skip placing a piece of aluminum foil over the cans just out of sheer forgetfulness, but the tortillas came off just fine.
Maybe they aren't as 'formed' as they would be if I bought the pan. But, you know what? They held my taco salad just fine. ;)