We eat a ton of mexican-ish food around here. Beans and rice are always on our weekly menu - it's cheap and everyone loves it. Here we used brown rice and black beans. I use a base recipe to start with and then tweak it depending on what I have on hand. We had a variety of toppings available (cheese, radish, avocado, cilantro, sour cream and cholula) for a build your own bowl.
I've also been experimenting with masa. Last week I made some sopes with refried beans and salsa verde. I used canned refried beans because it was easiest and jarred salsa verde. The only thing I dislike about this recipe is the oily smell of my house the next morning - ew!
Another day, another mexican-ish dinner! Here we made tilapia tacos from Weeknights with Giada. I love seafood tacos but rarely cook them at home. I'd definitely make these again! My absolutely favorite seafood taco is the calamari taco at Sea Salt - oh yum! Sea Salt just opened for the season but we haven't been over yet. Shocking, since for several years, we'd always go during the pre-opening or on opening day. I can't wait to eat a taco and drink a beer in the park!
And, what's this? More mexican cuisine? Sheesh! It reminds me of when I was pregnant with Owen and I ate mexican for nearly every meal (no, I'm not pregnant!). I tried these Spicy Beans and Rice Burritos from Pinterest. I left out the cayenne for the kids sake but they were still way too spicy for them with just the Chipotle pepper. A total shame, too, since it was the first time the kids actually attempted to eat a fully-loaded, rolled up burrito without complaining about it or wanting it deconstructed.
Mike is an excellent cook and his primary specialty right now is breakfast. When Dada is home, we get some tasty eats in the morning. From ebelskiver to overnight yeasty waffles, we get it all. This time he treated us to crepes with whipped cream (homemade) and strawberries. On a Tuesday morning!
Coming up next: my favorite spaghetti and meatball recipe, black bean ragout on toast, and shaved asparagus pizza!