Monday, February 23, 2015

Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde
This last weekend was a little bit crazy because our hot water tank broke on Friday night and gushed water all over the garage.
LJ came home from a friends house within minutes of it happening and asked me why a river of water was flowing out from under the garage door.
At that moment I opened the garage door and looked out and sure enough there was a raging river running out of the bottom of the hot water tank.
Luckily for me I have plenty of home improvement experience so I started looking for the water  key Colt keeps on the wall of the garage but I couldn't find it anywhere but LJ found an adjustable wrench while I was on the phone with Colt.
LJ and I headed down to the street while I was trying to explain what needed to happen to turn the water off.
I am still surprised he was able to turn the water off with the wrench and when I found him he was looking like he was dying laying on the sidewalk. 
I don't think he moved for the next ten minutes.
He then started sweeping out the water and trying to clean up as much as possible in the garage.
Thankfully Colt showed up with a new hot water tank and found the water key on the wall hanging next to the fire extinguisher, the only place I didn't happen to look.
Thankfully nothing really got damaged other then some old shoes and one box! 
I figured to celebrate all this craziness we should have Salsa Verde and Chips because all that craziness deserves a celebration! 
Salsa Verde is so easy to make and perfect with chips or over the top of enchiladas for Enchiladas Verde.
Another Mexican Food fav in our house! 
I'm sure you'll love it too! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo
*Updated Pictures*
We make this a lot and I mean a lot! 
And we always make a ridiculously large batch of it and I always think there is no way we will eat all of this before it goes bad.
Then I head to the fridge the next day and guess what it's gone! 
Totally devoured! 
Pico De Gallo is as much a staple in our house as Taco Tuedays and I know you'll love it as much as we do so I thought I would add an updated pic and reshare this oldie but a goodie! 
The best Pico De Gallo!
*Old Post*
This recipes comes courtesy of Pastor Nik! Ok just kidding!
 We went over to Nik and Heathers for Superbowl and Nik went on to tell everyone he had made the pico! He's such a prankster! But his wife Heather did make a really tasty crock pot beef sandwich with caramelized onions ( still drooling thinking of there tastiness) and Andrea had made a super tasty brownie with peanut butter swirled in! 
I will have to work on trying to get something close on the brownies. (If I was smart I would have wrapped the 2 brownies left and taken them home, but I was too stuffed to think ahead!) 
Actually this recipe came to together from my Sister in law Dana. She taught me the top secret ingredient of a fresh juiced orange. It really balances out the citrus!
 This recipe is a favorite I make it almost every time I make tacos or fajitas! I was super lucky Klesick Family Farm  added the ingredients to my order late on Tuesday so I was able to have everything delivered! 
They really are awesome for delivery.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Seafood Risotto #SundaySupper

Seafood Risotto
Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

Colt and I have been trying to decide if we will stay home this year for Valentine's Day or make reservations.
After 15 years of marriage I know how important a date night is not only on Valentine's Day but at least a few times a month.
When the kids were little we spent many Valentine's Days putting them to bed a little early and making something a little extra special for dinner.
Our kids are much older now but we still choose to have date nights in while they are gone.
Some of our most memorable dates have been at home working together in the kitchen.
Usually when we are making something for our date night we try to recreate a favorite we've had out.
This Seafood Risotto contains all the great makings to a wonderful night.
I've always found something so romantic about the creamy texture of Risotto and you can never go wrong with Seafood.
When we were choosing a wine to enjoy with our dinner we chose a Gallo Family Vineyards Riesling.
Gallo Riesling pairs beautifully with this Seafood Risotto.
 It's light and refreshing with notes of honeysuckle, juicy peach, pear and ripe citrus and is the perfect accompaniment with the sweet richness of the lobster tail, shrimp and creamy Risotto.
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