November 08, 2008


I thought I'd also post the guacamole recipe I think I'll never forget, to go along with the margaritas.

you'll need:

ripe avocados -- at least 1 per person (always make more than you think you need)
red or white onion, chopped finely
fresh jalepeno, chopped finely (optional)
cilantro, chopped roughly
garlic, minced
fresh-squeezed lime juice

(all ingredients to taste)

dump everything in the bowl at once and mix only at the end. if you overmash the avocados they will get banana-y, so just stir it until evenly mixed. 

it can sit in the fridge with some tightly-wrapped saran wrap for a half hour or more, but feel free to skip this step and eat immediately on some blue corn chips.

Perfect Margaritas

I can't believe I'd ever forget this recipe, but am posting it here in case I do. 

The key thing to remember is 2 to 1 to 1: two parts tequila, one part liquor, one part fruit juice. Serve on lots of ice, and in a rim-salted glass if possible.

The best version so far:

2 shots of Partida 
1 shot of Cointreau
1 shot of fresh-squeezed lemon and lime juice (this should be about 2/3rds lime, 1/3rd lemon)

Drink -- preferably along side some homemade guac and chips -- and don't plan on driving anywhere anytime soon.

Sid's Enchiladas

4 tbs (1/2 stick) butter, cut into 4 pieces
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound mushrooms, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
corn kernals from 3 ears, or 10 oz. frozen box
20 oz. fresh spinach, washed and chopped
1 tsp. chili powder
12 oz. shredded monty jack
2 cups lowfat sour cream
black pepper to taste
12 6oz. corn tortillas

1) preheat over to 400 degrees
2) melt butter in large skillet over medium-low heat
3) add onions, garlic, mushrooms, and corn
4) add spinach and chili powder
5) cover and cook for 20 mins., stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted
6) stir in 1/2 cheese, mix until melted
7) add sour cream and pepper, mix well
8) remove from heat and cool slightly
9) brush tortillas w/ oil on both sides
10) spoon 1/3 cup of mixture into the center of each, roll
11) sprinkle with salsa and cheese
12) bake, seam side down, for 15 mins