Hello guys!! Well, I am back from kicka$$boxing & it was great! My instructor incorporated some cool karate moves into our routine & it was definitely intense… the concept was building blocks – starting with a basic move and expanding it till the body was worked thoroughly. I loved it :)
On a side note: upon arriving home after class I discovered that The Man had put away the laundry, cleaned up the living room, let the dog out & put away the dishes… I mean is this guy for real?! ;) Lucky lady o’ love over here say what!
So I got to cookin’ din – Mexican fiesta style ole! Quickie reminder of the plan o’ action:
I followed NoMeatAthlete’s recipe for the corn cakes however made the beans fanatic style. Folks, this is probably the easiest yet most delicious bean recipe that I have ever had/made/eaten – 1 can goya black beans + 1 can Italian diced tomatoes (basil, garlic, oregano – these add awesome flava). Simmer over medium heat til liquid evaporates and beans are thick (bout 45 minutes, be patient!) – I also have added chopped jalapeno, hot sauce, etc. to the mix for a kick – tonight I added some of the leftover chilis in adobo (from last night’s din) – WARNING TO SPICY FOOD NON-LOVERS: THESE THINGS ARE HOT – JUST 1 OF THEM! OMIT IF YOU DON’T WANT THE HEAT!! Saucy, spicy & holy yum!!!
Then I got started on the shrimp…. with The Man’s help I decided to use the Rotel diced tomatoes w/ cilantro & lime (ummm these appeared in our cabinet after a certain someone’s mother stayed here with Lucy Dog this past weekend…. shout out ma bc I have never used these and they were the shizzzzz!). Sauteed some onion & green pepper, added the sauce & the shrimp and cooked til done.
Here’s the final product courtesy of our gingham tablecloth:
Plated it up it looked a lil’ sumthin like this
Ummm yea, so this dinner was phenomenal… each and every of the 3 theme nights this week have turned out so ridiculously yummy!!!! All I can say is thanks Cooking Light and bloggie friends for all the wonderful ideas – this week’s menu revolved around you!
Lucy Dog was even pulling out the bigtime tricks for a bite of this action….
Fiesta success, ole!!!!!
Alright blog peeps, I’m off to make the infamous breakfast cookie for tomorrow’s breakfast action and also yet another Dark Chocolate PB & banana sammie per request from The Man (he needs his breakfasttttt as I was informed!) – Jenna I know you are proud :) Night folks, see everyone for Friday fun day!! :)