food · Salsa

Salsa, baby!!!

I wish you could have a taste of this!


I got a good “do” on this batch. Go ahead and laugh at me for saying that. Efren does. He says, “a do?? You got a good do on it?” I’m like “yeah, a do. Ain’t you ever heard that sayin’ before?” (Insert heavy southern drawl) 😂😂 This batch did turn out seriously good, though. Enough of a burn to make your nose run, but not so much to overpower the flavor. Perfecto! I could make a meal of just chips and salsa, but I cooked up a little Mexican quinoa dish to go with. A recipe I found on Pinterest and we both like it. Healthy and tasty, too!



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I had high hopes of getting the quilting started on baby C’s quilt. Instead, I lazed around too long this morning drinking coffee and just being bums in general with Mr. O. That was followed by a grocery gathering outing. I wanted to plan out some meals for the week and get a head start on the cooking. My whole afternoon was spent in the kitchen, trying out a couple “new to me” recipes, both of which were links I saved from Facebook.

I made a chicken avocado lime soup recipe that I hadn’t tried before and added a couple tweaks of my own. I threw in some baby carrots and calabacita squash. This one went in the fridge for dinner tomorrow evening.


The jalapenos boiling in the pot were for the salsa that we will spoon into our soup when we eat it, as we like it spicy.


I made carne guisada con papas, which turned out to be very tasty, and was our choice for dinner tonight. It made a lot, so I sent some home with my son and his family. I found this recipe on Hispanic Kitchen blog. There’s some really yummy looking food on their site and I look forward to trying some more new dishes. My hubby loved it!


And, you can see that pan of frijoles refritos on the back burner, made from the pot of beans I cooked yesterday. Have I made you hungry yet? 😋

All that cooking and cleaning up after wore me out. La cocina en Casa de Ortega está cerrado por la noche. Have a good one!