Monday, June 14, 2010

Mexican on an Early Father's Day

My parents are going to be in Europe over the real Father's Day, so we had an early celebration this past Sunday. After a long motorcycle ride throughout southeastern Wisconsin, my parents came over (in case you haven't figured it out, or don't already know, I'm an only child) and we made them Mexican food, one of my family's favorites.

We started with homemade guacamole (the avocado was a little brown, so that's why the guac is so dark), as usual, as well as some Mrs. Renfro's salsa.

We wanted to do something a little different for the main meal, so I found a recipe for carne asada tacos. They were really good, and everyone seemed to like them. We followed the recipe exactly, except that we didn't layer the tortillas--but it probably would have been a good idea, since they torn apart pretty quickly and easily. I made the mojo sauce from scratch, but I saw a bottle of the marinade at El Rey's. I also made the pico de gallo the recipe calls for. We had that with chips to start, too. It's really, really good--and it makes a ton! I only used three of the four tomatoes it calls for, and that was more than enough.
We served the tacos with some of the leftover rice from the red curry cashew meal, spiced up with some frozen corn, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and hot sauce, as well as black beans flavored with the same spices.

To finish off the meal, we had some Mexican pineapple-flavored cookies as well as vanilla frozen yogurt with strawberries.

I'm pretty sure my dad was pleased with the meal, and on Father's Day, that's all that matters, right?


  1. I am a huge Mexican food fan - your meal looks great! I'm jealous!

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