June 13, 2012

food, etc. etc.

Whew! I don't know that I've taken a nearly 2 week break from blogging since I started this blog in 2007! I'm not sure that I'm fully re-charged and ready to delve back in but we'll see how I do. So far its been a very chill summer for us. Many nights of staying up late, dinners with friends, lazy mornings, pancakes at 3 in the afternoon, swimming in our friend's pool, B at VBS (this week), etc... For a night next week I rented us a hotel in Dallas, thought it would be fun to get the heck outta dodge and see something other than Waco for a bit! We also have some sweet friends coming into town to stay with us for a few days, that'll be fun (hope they don't melt)!

In other news, I still have a couple spots left for Seattle/Portland photo sessions in July, if you're interested check out: mollywinnphotography.com under the "travel" tab for the specific dates! I'm doing mini sessions too so if you just need a handful of updated pics, let me know!

FOOD. Okay, there has been some tasty stuff going on in my kitchen so let me share what we've been eating 'round here.

First up, I made these spicy pork tacos with cilantro jalapeno slaw. Rather than making sandwiches like the recipe shows, I bought pre-made/not pre-cooked tortillas and made tacos instead. If you don't like spice you should definitely either omit the jalapenos altogether or take all the seeds out. We loved the kick! The adobe peppers in the pork also lend some spice, but the coolness of the slaw is a nice touch. I would definitely recommend these!

We had company over for dinner recently and I wanted to grill so I made these maple glazed chicken kabobs with sweet jalapeno salsa. OH MAN THESE WERE GOOD! Again, the jalapeno definitely adds a kick but the spicy with the sweet was delish! (I took the seeds out of one of the jalapenos but left them in one -you could take them out of both if you really didn't want any spice).

Since I had left over chicken and pineapple I made these grilled chicken and pineapple quesadillas. I didn't have any jalapeno to put into the quesadilla like the recipe recommended but I had some of the salsa left over from the kabobs and served it w/ that and it was amazeballs. SO GOOD. I altered the recipe just a tad (ie pepperjack cheese rather than monterey jack, different spices on the chicken, etc..) but this is a must try. So easy and so good! (and the salsa was so good after having rested for a couple days and all the flavors melding together, would be great w/ just some tortilla chips for dipping!)

I think living in Texas has definitely brought out my love for tex-mex even more and spicy is definitely becoming more of a fave for me. I am pretty weak and need to drink lots of water but its soooo good! For those of you who like to steer clear of the spice, I made a new kind of creamy chicken taquito and Adam said he thought these might be better than the ones I posted months ago. B even liked them!

I ran across this recipe the other day for the "best buttermilk pancakes ever" and they did not disappoint! I had some buttermilk that needed to be used and this was the way to use it, folks! They were really delish!

For our company the other night I tried this raspberry cream pie. It was a simple summer dessert, nothing to write home about per se but if you like raspberry and need a quick dessert I'd give it a go!

Okay, enough food for now I think! (and yes, I have officially gained several pounds in the past 2 months, just in time for swimsuit season!). Sigh.

Okay foks, that's all I got for now! xo

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Kelly said...

Oh, man! These are some good-lookin' recipes you've posted here! Those taquitos in particular look tasty. I'd pinned the buttermilk pancake recipe, so I'm glad to hear they are as good as I'd hoped. Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

You're back! I like. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my, how I'd love you to be my personal chef!!!!!!!!1


Anonymous said...

Ditto, Kemi - although she could leave out the seeds for me:)
Can't wait for you to come home!!!!