Saturday, May 12, 2012

Planting Seeds

I'm embarking on another one of my 26 Before 27 goals.  I'm attempting to grow some plants from seed. I'm growing some zinnias, sunflowers, and a wildflower mixture. I always attempt to grow wildflower seeds by spreading them in the yard but I'm not good enough at watering them. So, hopefully the little greenhouse will put them off to a good start before they have to face the real world. And I will get a surprise of what might come up.

Growing, growing peat pellets.

Go little seeds, go!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Cinco de Mayo Dinner

Last night Graham and I made ourselves a delicious Mexican feast, that would make a great Cinco de Mayo dinner. One of my 26 before 27 goals is to try making a new recipe each week, so this week we made steak taquitos. We kind of just made up the recipe, so I think that definitely qualifies for "try a new recipe". We use left over steak from a previous dinner, which made it even easier.

Steak Taquitos:
Steak, cooked and seasoned with salt, pepper, & garlic salt
Shredded Mexican cheese
Diced green chiles

Corn tortillas
Oil for frying

Mix the above ingredients together, amounts based on how much of each flavor you want present, and roll them up in a warm tortilla. Secure each taquito with a toothpick.  Then fry in batches until they reach a nice golden brown color.

They are really pretty easy, definitely something that you can play around with to adjust for taste and ingredients.  And they turned out totally delicious when served with sour cream, salsa, and homemade guacamole. It also doesn't hurt to serve them with fresh chips and a margarita.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!