Category Archives: Mexican

Shrimp tacos, Mexican rice, spicy beans. 1/25/23

Wednesday’s dinner was more like what we normally eat at home. It was lighter on the fat and the portion size was certainly smaller than the gigantic steaks of yesterday. However, it was just as tasty and filling. John, as … Continue reading

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Shrimp street tacos and salmon summer rolls. 1/22/23

I am always trying to find items which will not blow my food budget when we are on a road trip. Although these tacos came with chips (which I gave away to my dining partners), shrimp and corn tortillas are … Continue reading

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Turkey enchiladas with spicy beans. 1/14/23

The plan originally was to make chicken enchiladas. I thought I had two packs of rotisserie chicken in the freezer but I did not. While pulling out everything in the freezer looking for the chicken we came across two frozen … Continue reading

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Taco Tuesday – carnitas! 12/6/22

Pork butt (shoulder) was on sale this week for $1.87/lb. So we thought we would buy a small one and try making carnitas in the Instant Pot for some dinners and lunches. We followed this recipe from the Well plated … Continue reading

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Tilapia tacos with spicy black beans. 12/3/22

John pan roasted the fish and I made the beans with yellow bell and jalapeño peppers, onions, and garlic spiced up with Tabasco sauce, cumin, and chipotle powder. The garnishes were avocado crema and yogurt. We warmed the tortillas in … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas with spicy black beans. 11/22/22

This dish is heavily reliant on staples in your pantry and fridge. The enchiladas are corn tortillas filled with shredded rotisserie chicken, some jarred salsa verde, chopped onion, and cheese. The cheese I used here was what we had, feta. … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas and spicy black beans. 10/27/22

Usually when we make enchiladas John heats the tortillas on the stove’s open flame and then hands them off to me. This method means I have to cradle this hot tortilla in my hand and try to fill it fast … Continue reading

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Chicken fajitas. 10/21/22

We had a little Mexican party tonight. It started off with chips, guacamole and margaritas. For the main course we made chicken fajitas. We bought a little packet of chicken fajita seasoning mix which gave us instructions on how to … Continue reading

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Shrimp tacos, pinto beans, arugula and golden beets. 9/29/22

When we have tacos I like to make a condiment bar on the kitchen counter that way everyone can fix their plate the way they like. John cooked the shrimp and warmed the tortillas while I cut up the taco … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas with spicy black beans. 9/22/22

Tonight’s dinner is all about ease. Buy a large jar of salsa verde, corn tortillas, shredded Mexican blend cheese, and pulled leftover cooked chicken, a rotisserie chicken, or the easiest, a pack of cooked white meat chicken from Costco. Shred … Continue reading

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