Saturday, May 12, 2012

Things We Stuff Inside Our Tortillas

I mostly add posts about the food we eat so that our eldest can see and reproduce these meals easily when she wants them. She's so very far away and I can't tell you how much I miss her. I know she is fully capable of creating these dishes without my meddling..... I'm just giving her some insurance.

This recipe is dedicated to all the far away family we miss and wish we could spend more time with around the dinner table.

But especially Mercy
I'm going to post a list for the recipe in each picture. Each picture is an ingredient in itself and all of these things together make one of our favorite suppers. 
Here goes....

This is kind of a tomato salsa concoction. We call it tomato salad and we eat it with loads of meals. It goes well in couscous and quinoa salads and sometimes we add baby bocconcini.

It contains:
Red, yellow and orange tomatoes two of each diced
three inches of English cucumber diced
one sweet red bell pepper diced
1/4 of a small Spanish onion diced
two large handfuls of cilantro sliced
one handful of chives chopped (including flowers)
two stalks of celery halved and sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup of good olive oil
juice from a ripe lemon
It always tastes better after it sits for a few hours

one pound of ground beef browned
one pound of ground chicken browned
half on a Spanish onion diced 
2 tbsp of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1 cup sliced mushrooms (any kind will do)
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
fry until golden

Teeny pieces of diced fresh hot peppers of some kind
We like to keep them separate because some of us get heartburn

three ripe avocados diced
1/4 cup of sliced cilantro
juice and zest of a lemon
three scallions chopped
half a cup of sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

shredded sharp cheddar cheese

(not a pleasing picture but delicious I promise you)
one can of re-fried black beans heated through

Put it all together or just pick the things you like and smooch 'em on. It's always a great meal and there is something for everyone. 
Make it for Mom she'll love it...... 

but you do the dishes!