Thursday, March 4, 2021

I had mentioned I might not post today but I decided to post, after all. Maybe you need a weekend meal idea? Or, you can use one of these for next Taco Tuesday!

Who doesn’t love Mexican food?

Here are the things I typically make:

quesadillas

burrito bowls

tacos

taco salad

enchiladas

Mexican lasagna

I find Mexican food so easy to make and I think it’s great for families with young kids because you can offer them some choice. You can serve it as a “bar”.

If you are a member of Costco, they have a street taco kit. I noticed my Kroger has this sometimes, too. You could buy that or just make your own kit?

One thing you can do to make this meal more special for a weekend is to pick up the restaurant chips and queso. That’s the best part anyway! Lol!

If you make Mexican at home, don’t forget to make my favorite margarita I have ever had in my life (Spanish teacher talking here so it’s kind of a prerequisite for my job). Here is my recipe.

Last week, I made Mexican potatoes and I thought I would share here. I do need to give credit to Isabel’s Eats blog.

1.5 lbs petite red potatoes, washed, and cut into quarters

2 T. olive oil

1.5 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ancho chili powder (I only had normal)

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/4 tsp. coriander (I didn’t have this)

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. black pepper

pinch of cayenne pepper

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (I didn’t have any so I just used the powdered stuff)

4 T. chopped cilantro (I left this out)

Don’t you love how I don’t follow recipes!

Preheat oven to 400

Combine all spices and oil in a big bowl and toss potatoes together with everything until all coated.

Transfer to baking sheet and try to make sure spread out and nothing touching.

Bake for 20 minutes, flip, bake for another 20.

I have also done this with olive oil and a taco seasoning packet. Don’t kill me because that would be a heck of a lot quicker, right?

Think about what you typically order in a Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant and look up a recipe; I bet it is fairly easy to make!

Buen provecho!

Amy

13 thoughts on “Mexican at Home

  1. Those potatoes look yummy! I love your red potatoes, we don’t have them here.
    Potatoes (just boiled) is the foundation of Swedish food! We eat it with everything. It’s what made us survive through the centuries! The ones that thought potatoes were boring took a boat to America :-).

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    1. Thank you! That is sad that you don’t have red potatoes! You can do this with the little yellow ones? I feel that the potato is basically the perfect food. Just boiled is not the most flavorful. Do you put any seasonings? Lol! I mostly roast potatoes. I learned how to make baked potatoes in the crockpot and they turn out great. We love a baked potato with butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese and green onion and call them “loaded”.

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      1. I haven’t had a baked potato for years! My mum always did it for Friday dinner when I was a kid (with a steak, yummy). Baked potato was very trendy during the 90s! All lunch restaurants had it on the menu! The way you make it sounds great!
        Our normal yellow potato works perfect roasted, but we often eat it as it is, with fish and sauce for example.

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      2. Do you have a crockpot?
        You wash and prick with a fork all your potatoes and then rub olive oil and salt and wrap each in aluminum foil. Cook on high for 4 hours. If your potatoes are smaller might need to check before 4 hours.
        They come out super fluffy!
        Yes, very 90s! Some people serve with broccoli and cheese or chili on top and they can make that a meal. Or, add salad!
        I love onions with potatoes, too! I can eat a boiled potato with salt and pepper.
        Do you know about Spanish tortilla? It’s an omelette with potato.

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      3. No crock-pot… (it seems like you have to prepare so much – dicing and frying in the morning?!), but I’m sure you can make like that in the oven too!
        Every summer it’s a big thing over here when the first fresh Swedish potatoes arrive – they are very expensive! The farmers do all they can to be the first, like covering the fields with plastic and so on… and that potato! with just butter and salt! wow!
        Yes, I know tortilla! I don’t make it… but I eat it! 🙂

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      4. Not necessarily. I actually use my crockpot more on weekends when I can stir and watch the food. It is even nice in the summer when you do not want to use your oven. That is interesting about your potatoes!

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      1. They had a great first day! Hadley gave me all the details. Hayden scored it a 7.5 out of 10 😂that’s a good rating for him. Haha it all looks so different but they were excited to be back!

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