I’ve been missing.
In case you don’t follow my Instagram account (with gazillions of pictures) Kurt and I were on a reward trip to Mexico. Thanks to Volkswagen for sending us to the wonderful Los Cabos for sunshine and tequila, LOTS of tequila.
Oh… and some AMAZING Mexican cocina. For us, mexican food lovers, it was a complete foodie paradise.
Why don’t I show you What I Ate
Wednesday Last Week through pictures of food, the resort and us.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
How about some food?! Jasmin’s, Downtown San Jose del Cabo is renowned as the best authentic food in town! The Chile Relleno came highly recommended by our tour guide, a resident of San Jose del Cabo. I must say it did not disappoint, and that’s an understatement.
And then there was this drink.
There are a few names to it. The Chelada, Michelada or my favorite….. the Ojo Rojo (Red Eye)!!!! The Chelada simply adds the juice of a lime to a beer. Michelada adds a few dashes of Worcestershire, Tabasco and Soy sauce or Maggi Seasoning Sauce. The Ojo Rojo tops this little power house off with Clamato Juice. If you love a Bloody Mary you’ll ADORE the Ojo Rojo! Kurt and I had about 25 of them between the two of us.
As I’m typing this post for you my husband is pre-making the Ojo Rojo Sauce to store “ready” in the fridge. Add a little pepper for some spice.
And some more pictures…
There was the hypnotic sound of the waves crashing.
The agave plant I wanted to make tequila out of.
The Day of the Dead Statue I wanted to bring home with me.
And the colorful streets of San Jose del Cabo.
The most endearing quality of Mexican people is their pride in their country and their amazing ability to be such gracious hosts. Rarely will you find a country so clean and beautiful, full of such light hearted and humorous citizens. Forget what you have heard in the media about Mexico, most of the trouble in the country stays far north of these wonderful and safe destinations. Do yourself a favor and experience Mexico, we have many times!Read More
I am on a mission to eat everything we have in our freezer and pantry before I buy any more food. It’s sort of how this salad came to be. I say sort of because I actually found this recipe in the latest issue of Fine Cooking, my favorite food magazine. I happened to have two beautiful organic filet mignons in the freezer as well. They were calling my name for a few days.
This salad was meant to be!
Do you ever feel like you buy food even when you have plenty of it at home? I think I do that more now since I started the blog. I made it my goal to use up as much of what I have in the fridge as possible. So far so good. I am, however noticing that the pantry is not emptying out as fast as I wanted, but the fridge is starting to look empty. Maybe if I get it to the point where it’s really empty I can use the opportunity to scrub it as well. Hmmm, not a bad idea. I wonder how that would work with Briana and Kurt when they try looking for snacks.
I must warn you, this is a total MAN salad. The kind of dish you’d see on a menu at a steak house. I’m not kidding, Kurt said it’s one of the best salad’s he’s ever had. We’re having a couple over for a dinner party soon and he asked that I make this for them as well. I think it was really his way of requesting the salad again.
It’s filling too and makes for a great lighter dinner option. It especially works great when served with a glass of chilled wine. Talking about an adult meal, huh?!
What’s your favorite recipe that uses a lot of pantry ingredients?
Another snow storm is here. When will it end? When will the warmth get here? At this rate it’s going to take us till June to defrost. It certainly is going to take a long time for the snow to melt. Since Spring is nowhere to be found I made this pizza because it reminds me of Spring.
My plans for a backyard garden might be changing. It safe to say it will be way into May before I can even begin to think about planting something. Our backyard took a hit this winter. It’s going to require a lot of work to bring it back to cozy. It’s not a large space, on the contrary, it’s a tiny little yard. But it gets amazingly comfortable in the summer months. The soft glow of the string lights, Briana on the swing and pillows on every chair is a sight that brings a smile to my face. I love looking out and seeing Kurt completely immersed into meat smoking and our family having a great time as they sip on light summery cocktails.
I just know my little container garden is going to make a great addition to the space I already love so much.
Remember the pizza I shared in my WIAW post on Wednesday? Well friends, this is it. You have to make it. It’s amazing. I promise.