Posts Tagged ‘Tortilla’

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All I can say is YUM. A traditional Mexicano Burrito. Fresh everything, the Beans, the Salsas, the Pico de Gallo and even the Tortilla. What more could a girl ask for?

 

BTW- I couldn’t flip the pic 🙂

imageOk, it’s been a week. Such a week…..CHEERS!!!

I’m looking forward to having the time and the want to cook again. I haven’t done much of it over the last week or so. Just the grab n eat kind of eats. Salad, Apples, Sushi, anything I can find to put in a Tortilla. I think we all have those kind of weeks. At least I hope so.

Til next time….Happy Friday!!!

FYI- found this Artwork through a contest. Thank you to the talented/creative person who created this.

This is a really neat idea.

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I had baked a Baguette to serve with the Monster Salad I had made for Dinner. My Kid saw the Bread and the Top-Sirloin that was in the Skillet. Grabbed a large Straw and proceeded to shove it in the Bread to make a hole. Stuffed it with as much meat as he possibly could. This thing was stuffed. Oh my, it looked Yummy.

wpid-20140804_183653.jpgNow maybe you can see how really big it was?

wpid-20140804_183659.jpgThe Salad: Fresh Lettuce, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumber and Roasted Pine Nuts

wpid-20140804_184413.jpgMy way with Corn Tortillas and some Top-Sirloin.

FYI: Vegetarian?Vegan? just skip the Meat. Gluten-free? skip the Bread like I did. Play with it. Have some fun.

Til next time ……..Enjoy!!!

Look what I came home to……..

wpid-20140617_182629.jpgA beautiful pot of Black Beans. This is where i want Smell-a vision.I loved coming home to such spectacular aromas OH MY!!!

wpid-20140617_194349.jpgSimple Carne Asada (Grilled Meat)

wpid-20140617_194818.jpgBlack Beans, Corn Tortillas, Carne Asada and Creme de Mexicano(better than Sour Cream).

Black Beans

1 lb. Bag  or a couple of cans rinsed well. If using Dried Beans they will take a few hours to cook properly. Canned rinsed well 20 minutes or so.

1/2 a Sweet Pepper (Bell)

Cilantro if you’re like me and love it. It seems to be an either love or hate kinda thing.

Minced Spring Onion(Scallion)

Chopped Tomato(s). We had Grape Tomatoes so 8-12 would work

Juice of 1 or more Limes

a Dash of Garlic.

1 qt. Water or more.

Place the Beans and Water into a large pot, stir well, cover and cook over a lo/med heat. If more water is needed please add. After about an hour(if Dried Beans) add the flavor. The peppers, Onion,Tomato, Lime and Garlic. If you want a Jalapeno or a splash of your favorite Hot Sauce would be nice.

Cook til tender. Great leftovers(if there are any) for lunches.Beans and Rice make up a simple Protein. So, if your watching your Carbs. It’s a great energizing lunch.

Carne Asada(Grilled Meat)

Marinade if only for 15 minutes in a splash of Beer(a couple of ounces), Garlic, Lime Juice and your favorite Hot Sauce. Grill and eat.

We served this with warm Corn  Tortillas(wrap in foil and place on the top-level of your Grill or put in the Oven for 3-5 minutes at 385F) and Creme de Mexicano. A Pico de Gallo, sliced Avocado or ???????? would be wonderful. But, this was a Weeknight munch. We just didn’t think about  all the things we could have done til we were done eating 🙂

All of my Beans and Soups can be or are either Vegan or Vegetarian and work just fine without Meat.

Til next time…….I’m hungry 🙂

 

It seems that when we have a chance to grab a bite out it’s been the same Restaurant lately. I’m restaurant picky. In a good way. I love food and I love playing in my room. So, why go out?
Our local Dogfish Head Alehouse is why. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve enjoyed from the last couple times.

wpid-20140502_194438.jpgFish n Chips both times  for My Guy. OK, every-time. What can I say they have good Fish n Chips. It is served with Cole Slaw and Fresh Fries. Ask for Malt Vinegar to make the flavors POP.

wpid-20140531_174020.jpgMahi Mahi Tacos topped with Cabbage Salad and Chipolte-Mayo (I skipped the Mayo). Served with Rice, Beans and a surprisingly good Pico de Gallo. The only change I would make is to use Corn Tortillas for  more traditional dish. Sorry for the half eaten pic. I was hungry. It comes with 3 Tacos, not 2.

wpid-20140502_194430.jpgHouse side Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette on the side. A larger dish would be nice 🙂 This Salad is  a good combination and size.

wpid-20140502_194434.jpgHummus Platter Appetizer with 2 different Hummus’. One is Classic, the other Roasted Sweet Red Pepper the day we were there. Served with Cucumber, Carrots, Olives, Celery and way to much Pita. A nice addition would be more Veggies. Like Broccoli, Cauliflower maybe even Zucchini Spears.

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The Mussels Appetizer-I always (if on the Menu) go for the Mussels. Since, I am the only one in my house that eats them. This is a bit different from what I prefer. Don’t get  me wrong it is really good. I like my Mussels with just White Wine and Garlic. This is cooked in a light Wine, Tomato, Garlic Sauce with just enough heat to get your attention. Really Tasty. The perfect size for an entrée. For me anyway 🙂

Our terrific server asked what I like to drink. I’m a Red Wine kinda Girl and when it comes to Beer I like Guinness served correctly and Newcastle on Tap. He suggested Sixty-one a Merlot/Beer Brew. Don’t go Yuck. It was a really nice drink and yes I was surprised.  And yes I will order it again and again.

We have been to Dogfish Head Alehouse a few times. The first time I don’t have pics of. We had just been to the Air n Space Museum (go figure LOL) and food was at the top of what we were going to do. We stopped by on a weekday early afternoon the place was quiet. We didn’t expect much when it came to the service. Boy, were we wrong. No matter if it is slow or if it is insanely busy the service ROCKS!!!!! I have a passion for Ahi Tuna. They offer an Ahi Tuna sandwich on Ciabata with a Wasabi Mayo. I was hesitant to order it. This is something that can go really wrong. The server asked how I wanted the Ahi cooked(score a pint for the Server) I replied I would like it to touch the Grill and turn and touch and serve. And that is exactly what I got. YES!!!!!! Yummers.

I am sure I have forgotten some things. Like their Fried Pickles and made to order Potato Chips.

Check out a Dogfish Head Ale House near you. www.dogfishalehouse.com

Til next time…….Enjoy!!!