Sunday, July 10, 2011

Las margaritas y el chupacabra

Do you like how I habla? Three years of spanish, and that is all I could come up with. Ay, Dios mio. 

Oh well. What happens when your grocery budget is low and the temperature outside is high? You know where I'm going with this... Saturday night, we decided to have us a little Mexican night.

And what goes along perfectly with Mexican night? That's right, margaritas! I mixed up Elizabeth's recipe, and it didn't disappoint. Limeade is the key, I think. It's a lot easier to make this way, too.

I see you, Jose
We let Rajiv test it, and he seriously reconsidered his plans for the evening.
most perfect
We didn't have taco seasoning, but who needs it? We're semi-professionals. We make our own!

Sauté some garlic in olive oil. Add ground cumin, chili powder, and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper.  

Add chicken and chopped onions.

Sometimes, I'll buy a can of chili peppers in Adobo sauce. The problem is, most recipes that call for them only use 1 of them. Then they sit in the refrigerator for months afterward. Finally, I went looking for something else to do with the rest of my peppers, and came across this...

Chop 1 pepper very finely, add 1T adobo sauce...

...mix in 1/4c+ (depending on how hot you want it...) sour cream (or greek yogurt). That's it! Its a great way to add a kick to your tacos and burritos. 


And that's how you kick off summer. Spicy food, a pitcher of margaritas, friends, chupacabra stories, loud music. Happy summer everyone!

Now here's what I did with the leftovers the next day...

Layer beans and shredded chicken on top of 1 tortilla. Sprinkle cheese on top.

Place a second tortilla on top of that, and add more cheese and chopped tomatoes.

Bake at 350 for ~10 min, or until cheese melts.

Ta-da! Mexican Pizza! Like Taco Bell, but made out of leftovers from of your refrigerator! Dip it on the Adobo sauce. Delicioso!

We got a personal request, so keep an eye out for marinades and rubs for fishes! But as I said before, low grocery budget... it will be at least next week before we get to that. In the meantime, we have a few exciting things planned for this week. Stay tuned!


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