Friday, June 11, 2010 The Day After
I just returned from a trip to my local supermarket for tortilla chips. Know why? Leftovers, baby! Salsa, guacamole, cheese – can you say nachos?
Last nights dinner was another success. The Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Blue Cheese proved to be a hit with the boys. I stuffed my face with three or four drizzled with Warm Peanut Butter. What’s not to like? Two good friends of mine once confessed to me their dirty pleasure in the car before work in the morning was Romaine and Peanut Butter Sandwiches. I told them they were nuts. I apologize. I was wrong. They were just missing the bacon.
The Mexican Steak Salad was insane. I tell ya, it really makes a difference when you make the stuff from scratch. And none of it is hard, it’s just chopping. You can mix it in a bag! I don’t need no mortar and pestle for my guac, oh no! Put that shit in a bag and beat the crap out of it. Done.
My husband left me to cook the meat - one of those oddities that’s come along with my Headbanging Hostessness. George Foreman didn’t let me down. The meat was expertly seasoned with Ancho Chili Powder, Mexican Oregano, Adobo, White Pepper and Cumin.
It all came together, with the Queso Fresco and the greens. The taste of the meat and the guacamole together in my mouth was reminiscent of visits to Chi-Chi’s when I was a kid. But it was much better than that. I’ve said it before and right now I’m gonna say it again. You really can taste the love.
Twenty minutes in the ice cream maker and my Pineapple-Herb Ice Cream was ready to get laid on a bed of kick ass fruit salad. Connecticut grown strawberries mixed together with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Dressed with a mixture of lemon juice, orange juice and strawberry jam, topped with apple-mint and left to marinate in the fridge overnight. Mmm, mmm, mmm.
I had two servings. As did my neighbor.
Check out the video below!
Bang on, my peeps!