I'm being really lazy these days or shall I say domestic, and the designs are on the back burner again. Maybe it's my old age or maybe just the winter blahs - I must be ready to get outside. I decided to go through my recipes. I have piles and piles of paper printouts with great recipes on them, some from Martha Stewart, some from food.com- you know the routine - before you make something, you search it and print out what you find. Most have been tested and the pages are no longer clean anymore, if you know what I mean. So, I decided to retype them and put them in page protectors in a binder. It's a huge undertaking but moving right along. Someday I will have a great, organized binder full of favorite recipes.
Here s a favorite for Chicken Taquitos (from Chevy's Tex Mex)-
5 tomatoes, cored & halved
1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, halved
1 yellow onion, peeled & quartered
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp Fuego Spice Mix (see below)
3-4lb cooked chicken, skinned & chopped
¼ cup chopped cilantro
Broiler: half an onion, tomatoes & jalapenos cut side down, roast 8-10 min or until almost blackened. Transfer with liquid to blender, pulse until thick & chunky.
Dice remaining onion, garlic & sauté for 5 min. Add spices mix & sauté 4 min longer. Add chicken & sauté until chicken is heated. Add tomato mixture & cook. Add cilantro & simmer 10 min.
To make the Chicken Taquitos
16 corn tortillas Make the Salsa Chicken above
*** Preheat oven to 375°. Heat tortillas for 3-4 min. Put ¼ cup of chicken mix down center in a line. Roll up into tight cylinders and line up parallel. Cut skewers in half and use to attach four cylinders together. Do not let them touch each other. Heavy skillet: heat 3” oil to 350°, place one set of skewered cylinders in pan, deep fry 2-3 min until crisp. Remove, drain on paper towel. Serve with jalapeno jelly. YUM!
Chevy’s Fuego Dry Spice Mix/ Rub
¼ cup paprika
2 tsp cayenne
2 tsp ground white pepper
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp black pepper
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp chile powder
2 tbsp oregano
**Combine, mix well. Stores airtight for 6 months
I've had trouble getting Steam-A-Seam light- Warm Company is completely out and don't have a date for receiving more. I have a few of the regular 4 yard cuts left but I'm completely out of the light. The fabrics are just about gone now also. Thanks to our regular customers, we are moving out a lot of quilts and runners.
It's like spring cleaning around here. I actually wake up thinking about what to clean! Next I'll want to paint the house. Actually, I'm thinking about those kitchen walls. Hmmm. Any suggestions?