Tag Archives: Mexican Food

Anybody else crazy about avocados???

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Have you ever tried grilling them?  Well, I hadn’t and my biggest issue with an avocado is that I usually eat it before I can do anything with it!  However, you should give this a whirl.

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Finished product!

I halved my little green gems (they need to be pretty ripe but not mushy), removed the pit, and placed them upside down on a hot grill.  Move them around a little to get some good grill marks:

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grill marks galore!

I removed from the grill and dressed with a mixture of Mexican shredded cheese.  Place back on grill (cheese side up, of course), lower lid and let cheese melt.

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Before attacking these little morsels, I added a little salsa.  I was afraid that the salsa, etc., would overwhelm the flavor of the avocado — NOT!!  Oh soooo good!   Thanks for dropping by, and hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

~Connie Kaye

Grilled Avocados

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Ingredients

Avocados, halved and pitted
Shredded cheese (mexican blend or monterrey jack)
Salsa

Place avocados cut side down t get some grill marks, flip over, add cheese.  Place back on grill to let cheese melt.  Top with salsa and enjoy!

Easy Enchilada Sauce

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Listen, I’ve had a ton of Mexican cookbooks that found their way to a garage sale or some other demise.  If I have never heard of the ingredients that are in a recipe, probably not going to happen.  There’s a lot of peppers and spices, etc., that would be really good, but I don’t have time!  So, I ran across this recipe for homemade enchilada sauce and it is sooo good.  And EASY.  And, I’ve even frozen it.

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Imagine delicious mexican food/enchiladas, and I think you can be with me on this!  It takes no time and is a lot better than the canned stuff.  So, check out the recipe below, and thanks for reading!!!!

~Connie Kaye

Easy Enchilada Sauce

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Ingredients:

3 TBSP vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 TBSP flour
One 29-oz can tomato sauce
1 TBSP chili powder
2 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp salt

In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion and cook until softened.  Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.  Whisk in 1 1/2 cups water and the tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin and salt.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Taco Seasoning – your way!

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I’m way way far removed from being a health nut.  However since we eat a lot of Mexican food, and therefore I purchase a lot of taco seasoning, I looked around to see how to make my own since I don’t really like the packaged flavor.  There’s a whole bunch of crap in packaged seasoning, so I figured I had nothing to lose if I just made my own.  Result:  yum!  FYI – I have a really delicious simple recipe for enchilada sauce I’ll share soon!

BTW – this is an amazing Friday, and am sitting here on the dock blogging away.  It’s a little rainy but weather beautiful.  Here’s my “house”:

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My floating home!

You can add heat as you desire, but this is really good, and lot cheaper if you love Mexican food as we do!

~Connie Kaye

Taco Seasoning

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Ingredients:

1 TBSP Chili Powder
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
1/2 tsp Paprika
1.5 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper (optional)

Whisk all ingredients and store in airtight container.