Thursday, May 31, 2012

'Lightened Up' Apple/Snicker Bar Salad

This is one of those dishes that isn't really 'pretty', but taste oh soooo yummy!
I was wondering if anyone would notice the apples in yesterday's What was it Wednesday!

I saw versions of this all over the web, and first spotted it somewhere on Pinterest.  Since I sorta winged this when I made it, I don't have any particular person to give credit to.  For Mother's Day, I decided I wanted needed a lighter dessert, but it still had to have chocolate. (duhhh!)  This fit the bill, and would be great all during the summer.  Speaking of, today is supposed to be 90 degrees with 93% humidity.  Yep, bring on the hot sticky NC weather!

Lightened Up Apple/Snicker Bar Salad (it seems odd to call this a salad)

4 Apples of choice (I used Granny Smith and Pink Lady)
4 regular size Snicker Bars*
1 tub of Sugar Free Cool Whip (regular size, not large) 
1 small box of Vanilla Sugar Free/Fat Free pudding**
1 cup skim milk (optional - see notes)

*I used Almond Snicker Bars b/c I can't eat peanuts

Chop apples into bite size pieces.  You can dip them in lemon juice to prevent browning, but they are going to be covered in cool whip so it doesn't really matter.  If you are going to pre-cut your apples like I did, you may want to do this just so they don't look all yucky (technical cooking term).  Chop your candy bars into small bite size pieces.  This is easier if you have them nice and chilled.  
In a large bowl, add your container of Cool Whip and your pudding (see notes). Fold in your apples, and candy bar pieces (reserving a few to sprinkle on top if desired.)  Chill for about an hour (not really necessary if you are in a time crunch).
**NOTES:  Learn from my experience....if you buy the SF/FF INSTANT pudding - you need to add 1 cup milk to your pudding mix first.  Mix it together and then add to your Cool Whip.  If you buy the SF/FF Cook and Serve pudding, you can just add that to your Cool Whip. 

Oh yeah, and I chopped up a few Hershey's Miniatures too, b/c it didn't seem like enough chocolate ;)  But it's rare that I feel like I have enough chocolate. and it was Mother's Day and all.

You can play around with the recipe and use whatever flavor pudding and fruits you like.
I also made an apple/strawberry version with chocolate pudding! I skipped the candy bars to reduce the calories, but it would be awesome with them! My girls love this.

I'm going to link this recipe up with these fab linky parties - The Newlyweds, It's a Keeper, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, A Little Nosh, Talking Dollars and Cents, Eat at Home

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What is it AND Wordless Wednesday

What is it Wednesday...any guesses?!  
There is a huge hint in the photo :)


{He said this was his "silly face"}

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Low Carb Pizza Crust

I have seen Cauliflower Pizza Crust all over Pinterest and wanted to test it out before making it for my hubs (who is a diet controlled Type II diabetic and follows a low carb diet).  I figured it wouldn't hurt for me to cut the carbs and get some veggies in at the same time either.

So, I tried this recipe from Eat.Drink.Smile. (head over there for the recipe - I pretty much followed it without making changes!)
Pre-cooked 'crust' 
with toppings. and worst pizza pic ever.
(I actually stuck in under the broiler for a minute after taking this pic, and added fresh basil and red pepper flakes...but forgot to take a pic. I was getting hungry.)

Verdict - It was okay, but with potential to be really good.  First, I used frozen cauliflower b/c that is all I had.  I would like to try this with fresh and compare.  I think leaving fresh cauliflower slightly under cooked would make for a better crust.  This is kind of like having a hash brown crust if that gives you an idea of consistency.  (But not crispy hash browns)  Also, I think I will try adding 2 eggs next time or you could add more cheese.  I spread my cauliflower mixture out too thin. I wanted it thin b/c I was hoping that would make it crispy, and the edges did get crispy, but it was also too thin in spots.  So I will know better next time about thickness (maybe a 1/2 inch is good? Not quite sure.)  The flavor of the crust was good.  It didn't taste like a vegetable, which is always a plus ;)  So, bottom line - I will be making this again, with a few tweaks, and hopefully I can get the whole family to eat it (except Mr. Three, who can't have eggs).  This only makes about a 12 inch crust, so keep that in mind as well. I will probably double it if I can get the hubs and girls to eat it.  They are not very anxious to try my "experiments".  I can't imagine why! ;)

If you take down some of the spices, this would make a good crust for a breakfast pizza too!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Menu Ideas

What are your Memorial Day plans? As of this moment...I have none.  However, I'm thinking maybe spending the weekend at my parents', and maybe a ride down to the beach.  We will see how it goes.  First, of course, I wanted to have some menu ideas :)

I'm thinking....
a good ol' grilled burger with homemade hamburger buns
grilled boneless pork ribs....mmmmm

Berry Cheese Torte Recipe
and this Berry Cheese Torte from Taste of Home looks divine!

and there are lots of ideas on Pinterest if you need inspiration
Pinned Image
These are from Martha Stewart I believe.

and how awesome is this table...
Pinned Image

What ever your plans are...enjoy, be safe, and 
God Bless America!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

White Chocolate, Cranberry & Pistachio Cookies

Preschool ended this week for Mr. Three and we wanted to give a little something to his teachers.  He really loved his teacher and is so sweet!  As always, when thinking of a little gift, food comes to mind.  I've especially been on a cookie kick recently. (Why can't I get on a lunges kick, or jump rope kick...why's it always food?!)
The Candid RD had a perfect guess to my little sneak peak photo yesterday!

White Chocolate, Cranberry & Pistachio Cookies adapted from my Tropical Trail Mix Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter or margarine *I used Smart Balance 50/50
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries 
1 cup chopped pistachios *I used a 1/2 c. pistachios and 1/2 c. almonds b/c that's what I had on hand

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a bowl, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy; add egg.  Combine flour and baking soda; blend into creamed mixture.  Stir in chips, fruit and nuts. Drop rounded tablespoonsful of dough (1-1/2 inch balls), about 2 inches apart, on silicone mat lined or greased cookie sheet. Bake 13-15 minutes.  Cool 2-3 minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool. Store in tightly covered container.  Makes about 32 cookies* 
*Depends on the size of your cookies and how much dough you eat!
We took the cookies and put them in little tins that I picked up from Target (in the dollar bins). If you are thinking this looks familiar, it's because it is....I did almost the same thing for Teacher Appreciation last year, except I made Tropical Trail Mix Cookies.  Yum.
This cute little printable came from Shaken Together, and I just pasted it onto some decorative paper.
 I wrote a little note on the back and my son signed his name all by himself! 

I thought these cookies were really good.  (Because you know I had to try them several times before I gave them away. Obviously.)  I'm not a huge fan of white chocolate, but it pairs very well with the cranberries and pistachios/almonds.  Definitely a combo I'll be making again!

Don't forget to go enter my Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY for 2 mega boxes of Cheerios!

I'm linking up today with It's a Keeper, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, A Little Nosh, Talking Dollars and Cents, Simple Living with Diane Balch, Just Us Four, Bacon Time with the Hungry, Hungry Hypo; Local Fun for Kids, Alli 'n Sons, Sweet as Sugar Cookies, Six Sister's Stuff, Eat at Home

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

{semi} Wordless Wednesday - Here's your sign!

I've seen the village....
and I'm not impressed.

I couldn't resist sharing this photo from MY KIDS' SCHOOL!

**I should point out that there are a few teachers and staff at this school that I think very highly of...I'm quite sure they didn't post the sign!

What is it Wednesday

Any guesses?!

Recipe tomorrow....

**Because I'm such a goof ball, I think this is fun**

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

London Broil

Yes, it's actually a post about MEAT! It's not something I'm very proficient at cooking, and mainly we eat some form of chicken...but since I have learned how simple it is to make London Broil, I think we will be having it more often.
This is a leaner cut of beef, and can be very tough and tasteless if not cooked properly.  However, it is super simple to make a great meal with it, and it's FAST - so it's easy to do on a week night.

I use this....
 Tones Canadian Steak Seasoning 28oz 794g
and following the directions on the bottle, I marinate the london broil in a gallon size baggie or a casserole dish.  (All you need is the seasoning mix, water, oil and vinegar. I use olive oil and red wine vinegar.) Usually I will do this in the morning and leave it in the fridge all day until I'm ready to cook it.  It can also be done the night before.

When ready to cook it - just place on a pan (I use a cookie sheet/baking pan with sides to it) and place under the broiler on high for 7-10 minutes.  Flip meat, and broil on the other side for 5-10 minutes.  The time varies on the thickness of your meat and how rare you like it.  I think I usually have about a 2 pound steak and cook for abt 10 mins on one side and a little less on the other, so that I have it pink, but not bloody in the middle, and more well done on the ends (for the kids - they don't like to see pink meat!)
kid's plate - more well-done
my plate - medium 

After broiling meat (which I usually don't care for, but this is good and flavorful), let it rest for a few minutes so all the juices don't ooze all out when you cut into it.

This is great plain (we had whole wheat cous cous, salad, and homemade bread - recipe to come!), but it also makes an awesome steak sandwich or salad topping, which is often what I do with leftovers.

So there you go....a quick, easy, fairly inexpensive meal, but very tasty!  (I buy my meat from Sam's Club and very rarely tenderize my london broil. However, a lot of recipes recommend doing that to prevent toughness, since it is a lean piece of meat.  Use a meat mallot or rolling pin to pound your steak - I was going to say 'beat your meat', but that just makes me giggle b/c I have the mind set of an adolescent boy.)

The best part of this meal, other than being easy and delicious, is that my kids will eat it! (Except for Mr. Three....who, as you know, hates almost any "real" food)

Don't forget to enter my giveaway going on right now for Cheerios! (Something my son will actually eat!)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cheerios and a GIVEAWAY!

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that we love our cereal.  With 3 kids, it makes a convenient, quick breakfast or snack.  I have to admit that I eat cereal A LOT as well.  So with all this cereal eating going on, it makes sense to buy it in bulk.  I often shop at Sam's Club, where you can buy everything supersized!  The disadvantage to buying in bulk however, is the packaging.  Sometimes, the boxes are large and cumbersome, and hard to find a place to store such large items.

The smart folks at Cheerios have taken this into consideration!  They have managed to not only reduce package size, making it easier to use, more convenient to store, but also managed to INCREASE the amount of cereal you get at the same time! Winning :)

But don't take my word for it, check out this video....

Pretty cool huh?

I can't say I am super "green", but I am trying to reduce our waste, increase the amounts we recycle, and use more environmentally friendly cleaning methods.  So it is really nice to know that while I am buying a product that my family loves, and each box we purchase contains more cereal (making it more friendly on the pocketbook), Cheerios has done their part by reducing packaging material by over 200,000 lbs- saving 1,000 trees and taking 130 Cheerios trucks of the road, decreasing CO2 emissions.  Awesome.

Is your family a Cheerios fan?  Would you like to win this mack daddy supply....
Two giant multi packs of cereal!

Not only are Cheerios great straight from the box, or in a bowl of milk, but there are lots of recipes available that use Cheerios too. Check out these.

I have made Cheerios Breakfast cookies for the kids before too.  
You can check them out here,

AND, I have come up with another breakfast/snack time 'cookie' that is a hit with the kids.  This one has no peanut butter or eggs, so it is safe for my little allergy boy too.  I'll get that post up this one is getting long and you still don't know the deets on the giveaway!

Just enter using Rafflecopter :)

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Shameless self-promotion

Okay, so I don't do this often, but thought I would put out a request for a vote! Mo'Betta has been nominated for Circle of Moms Top 25 Foodie Moms, and there are 10 days left to vote (and you can vote daily!)

Just click on the link in this post, or the button on the right side of the blog.  You know, if you wanna.  It would be awesome if you did.  Just sayin'.

I'll make you breakfast.....

or cookies!

And I will even eat them all for you! 
I'm considerate like that.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Happy Saturday! Since I didn't have to get up with the alarm clock this morning, one of my dogs decided he needed to go pee at 5 AM!!! Damn dog.  So naturally, I have been on the computer while consuming large amounts of caffeine.  One of the things I've been working on this morning is updating my Blog Hops and Linkys Page.  I love to participate in recipe & craft linkys, as it gives me SO many ideas (that I can PINPINPIN).

If you have a link up that you think would be a good fit for my blog, or know of one that is not listed on my page, please let me know! I'd love to add more.  Which reminds me (b/c some of the linkys I was participating in have stopped) you get concerned when bloggers you regularly follow up with suddenly and without warning just stop blogging?!  Please, people, if you are a blogger, and just don't have time to do it anymore....let a sista know!  I'm always worried that somebody died or something horrible has happened.  I have a couple of people in mind, who I have sent messages too, and they haven't responded, which further fuels my ohmigodsomethinghorriblehashappened.  I'm hoping these chicks and their families are okay and they were just too busy to continue.  But what can I say, I'm a worrier.

So anyway, before I continue to ramble on in a caffeine induced frenzy, I better go!  Plus, kids are getting up now.  THEY don't hear the dog at FIVE in the morning...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

My daughter wanted to make breakfast one Saturday morning.  Not one to stifle their creative interests (and loving the idea of someone making me breakfast), I told her to check out things I have pinned and see what she wanted to make.  She decided on these (healthier) Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes by Finding Joy in My Kitchen.  And yes, this is the picture from yesterday's What Is It Wednesday!  Everyone guessed it was some type of pancake. I'll have to make it harder next week ;)

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes 
slightly adapted from Finding Joy in My Kitchen
  • 1 1/2 C white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 C old fashioned oats
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 egg (we used Ener-G egg replacer)
  • 2 1/2 C skim milk w/2 T. vinegar - (let sit for 5-10 minutes to make) buttermilk
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 4 T applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C dark chocolate chips
Mix 1 1/2 C white whole wheat flour, 1/2 C oats, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 T brown sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.  Stir well. 

In a second bowl, combine the egg or egg replacer,  2 C buttermilk (skim milk/vinegar), 1 T maple syrup  4 T applesauce and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. Stir well.

Stir together the wet and dry ingredients until just moist; the batter will be slightly lumpy.  Allow the batter to sit for 5-7 minutes. 

Pre-heat your griddle (to around 350 degrees), and spray with cooking spray.  Scoop pancakes onto the hot griddle. (about a 1/2 cup)
Drop chocolate chips onto the pancakes.  Cook until bubbles form around the edges and a few in the center.  Then flip. Cook until lightly browned.
Someone was quite proud of herself.  And she did a GREAT job.
Someone else was quite a fan! 
 He insisted that I not cut them up, so he was two fisting those pancakes in as hard as he could :)

Linking up this recipe at Eat at Home, Gooseberry Patch

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What is it Wednesday?

Leave your guesses in the comments!

(I think this is easier than last week!)

Come back tomorrow for the answer {and recipe} kids flip for 'em :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Homemade Brownie Larabars

Do you eat Larabars?  

They are made only with fruit and nuts.  And my favorites, of course, contain chocolate.  When I saw this post over at Chocolate Covered Katie's blog, I knew I wanted to give it a try.  I found a large container of dates at Sam's Club the other day, and decided it was time.

Homemade Brownie Larabars from CCK

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 and 1/3 cups pitted dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 T cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Dark cocoa)
  • 1/8 tsp salt (optional)
  • chocolate chips (optional) (of course I used chocolate chips! Ghirardelli 60% chips)
Blend all the ingredients, using a food processor, Magic Bullet, etc. Form into bars. (bars are sticky, so I placed in between waxed paper and shaped them into 'bars')
Verdict?  They taste just like Larabars!  Wholesome ingredients that are great for an energy boost or quick snack on-the-go.  You can change up the nuts and add different fruits to make your own varieties of bars.  

Monday, May 14, 2012

2-ingredient Apple Angel Food Cake

Yes, it can be done! Another tested 2 ingredient recipe that turned out oh so tasty!

You may remember that I have already tried the 2 ingredient brownies, which were quite good.  

I have also made the 2 ingredient lemon bars, but my pics were lost on my crashed computer.  They were also pretty good.

So now....the 2 ingredient apple cake!


Apple Angel Food Cake

1 can pie filling (any flavor, I used apple)
1 box of Angel Food Cake Mix
nuts (optional)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix can of pie filling with dry cake mix. {No other ingredients}
  • Stir until blended.  
  • Pour in a greased/sprayed 9x13 baking dish.  
  • Top with walnuts if desired - making this a THREE ingredient cake :)  
  • Bake at 350 until done.  
  • *I saw on a pin somewhere that it should be baked for 20 minutes.  This was not long enough in my oven.  It took at least 25-30, and the middle of mine still wasn't done, and my oven usually cooks faster than the recommended times.  Next time I will def. cook it longer and make sure to check the center.  Mine also 'deflated' by the next day, but that could also be because I didn't cook it long enough.  However, the flavor was really good, especially since I was craving something sweet like a mad woman.

This is a great little recipe to have tucked away when you need to throw something together in a hurry, looking for something low fat (definitely not low in sugar however), or just have a sugar craving.  You can use any flavor pie filling you want, so you can make lots of variations.  I have also found a 'no sugar added' pie filling, so that would cut down on the calories as well.  Now, if I could just find a chocolate recipe with no sugar, no carbs, no fat, but full flavor.  Yes, it IS nice in my dream world ;)

I'm linking this up with Carole's Chatter for Food on Fridays

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Banana 'Ice Cream' with Oreos

Yesterday I posted this pic -
and asked if anyone could guess what it is.  

On Facebook I had a guess of "maybe a smoothie of some sort? With blueberries and chocolate??"

Excellent guess, but it was actually

Yes, once again, I have taken something perfectly healthy and it? 
oops. my bad.

My kids wanted a treat, and I had frozen bananas on the brain since having an email conversation with another blogger who is preggars, and 'enjoying' all the crazy food obsessions and repulsions that come along with pregnancy. And yes, that conversation included the healthy banana.

For whatever reason, I had Oreos in my house.  Which is such a NO.NO.  Since I have absolutely zero will power.  Anyways, I decided I would take the bananas we had in the freezer, blend them up and toss in a few Oreos. 

My kids thought it was a delicious, decadent treat!  

I used 3 frozen bananas
4 or 6 Oreos (sorry, can't remember!)
1/2 T. cocoa (mainly for color - my kids eat anything chocolate)

and had enough to fill 3 ice cream cones, plus some leftover!

**Don't throw away those over ripe bananas, just peel and stick in the freezer in a freezer bag.  Then you can enjoy 'ice cream' whenever the mood strikes.  Leave out the Oreos, and it can be completely guilt free!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day Idea

What do you get for the Mom who has everything?  How about wine?!  Personally, I would be delighted to get a nice bottle (or six) of wine for Mother's Day. (Or any day, just sayin')  I'm not picky either, I love to try new wines.  However, I generally prefer one that is not too dry.

AND - wines are going green!  What does that mean?  Check out this infographic...
what are green wines infographic
Presented By, Purveyors of fine green Wine

So, obviously, wine is the perfect choice for me your mom, or any other amazing woman in your life AND it's good for the environment.  Personally, I plan to do my part in saving Mother Earth by drinking more of this 'green' wine ;)

Disclaimer - I am receiving compensation for this post but that in no way influences my opinions. I love wine all on my own. Please see tab at top of blog for full disclosure policy.

What is it Wednesday

Any ideas on what this might be?

Answer (and recipe) tomorrow!

Hint - it involves chocolate!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Speedy Sausage Muffins

I came across this recipe for Speedy Sausage Muffins at Susie QTpies Scraps of Life.  It is a recipe from one of the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.  It seemed simple enough, and more importantly, it seemed like something at least 2 out of my 3 kids would eat.
I took the recipe, and made a few healthier changes are in italics.

(Healthified) Speedy Sausage Muffins -

1 lb. ground turkey sausage, browned and drained
3 c. Bisquick Heart Healthy biscuit baking mix
1 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
10-3/4 oz. can Cheddar cheese soup
3/4 c. water

11 ounces skim milk

Combine sausage, baking mix and cheese in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.  Stir together soup and water; add milk to sausage mixture, stirring just until combined.  Spoon into lightly greased muffin cups, filling to top of cups.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden.  Serve warm.  Makes 16 12 muffins. (I filled my muffin tins very full!)

We had these for dinner with fruit salad and grits. (We do love our breakfast for dinner!) The verdict.....AWESOME.  My girls loved them, as did I.  They tasted like a sausage biscuit or a huge sausage ball.  They also freeze and reheat well!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Meyer Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Let's start the week off on a healthy note.....
Blueberries - full of antioxidants; Oats - heart healthy

Okay, so it's not chocolate, but bear with me. One can not live on chocolate alone. Or so I keep telling myself.

There are several great things about baked, if you are not a fan of regular oatmeal b/c of it's gloppy-ness (that's a word right?!) then baked oatmeal is for you.  It comes together in a neat, portable form when baked.  Which leads to number two - it's portable!  Need something healthy to eat on the go for you and your kids- baked oatmeal can be cut into squares, and voila - healthy breakfast to go.
This recipe can be changed up to include whatever your family likes - not a blueberry fan....sub in apples or cranberries, or strawberries - whatever.  Don't like lemon? Skip it.  You could add orange juice instead.  Or apple juice. Or no juice!  I'm seeing an orange cranberry baked oatmeal in my future. get the point.  It's worth a try.  You can also add chocolate chips if you are trying to bribe your kids to eat oatmeal.  Not that I would do that. *ahem* Nope. Not me. (okayyyy, so that's a total lie. I will add chocolate to almost anything!)

Meyer Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal adapted from this recipe at
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
zest of 1 Meyer lemon (a regular lemon is also fine)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg & 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled (I used pureed pumpkin instead of butter) Could also use applesauce
2 cups skim milk (with juice of your zested lemon added - let sit for 5 minutes to make 'buttermilk)
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar (I used 1/4 cup NuNaturals Stevia Baking Blend)
2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8″ square baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine the oats, baking powder, salt, zest, and spices. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter pumpkin, 'buttermilk', sugar Stevia, and egg.
Spoon half of the oat mixture into the baking dish, and then half of the blueberries. Add the remaining oat mixture and scatter the remaining blueberries on to the top, pressing them in slightly. Pour in the milk mixture, sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg, and place in oven.
Bake for 35 – 45 minutes, or until the mixture is a light golden brown along the edges, and the center has set up.
Breakfast is served.

I ate this with a drizzle of sugar free maple syrup.  It reheats well in the microwave and can also be frozen. 

I'm linking this recipe up at Memories by the Mile

Friday, May 4, 2012

Cinco de Mayo - food ideas

Any day centered around Tequila, lime, and Mexican fare is a good day.  I have a few fun ideas from previous posts that I thought I would share since tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! (Where did April go?!)
This cake was awesome. It embraces all the wonderful things I love: Tequila, sugar, lime and cake! (in that order!)
I don't use a recipe for mine, I just mix up avocado, lime juice, lots of cilantro, and salt and pepper; but I linked up one from Alton Brown.  I'll have to try it with tomatoes and onions soon.
Enchiladas  (beef or chicken)

and if you find yourself without taco seasoning....
just make your own!

And no Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without drinks....
Beer Margaritas (love these!)
(or you could go Chili's for their CoronaRita!)

Are you planning anything fun? What's on your menu?


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