South of the Border Wraps

Yes, I forgot to take a picture of it. Unless I purposely remember to take a picture of it or have forgotten to take a picture before, i don't purposely think to take a picture of my food. I'm sure I'll be making it again soon!

1/4 red peppers, chopped
1/4 green peppers, chopped
onion, chopped
1 small can of corn
3-4 tbsp of salsa
pinch of cilantro/parsley
1/4- 1/2 cup of cheese
1/2 lb. of ground beef
couple of tortilla

Saute peppers and onions. Brown ground beef. Stir salsa, corn and parsley. Simmer for a couple minutes. Stir in cheese.
Fill tortillas with beef mixture.


Chicken Paella

The very name should make you want to sit down and enjoy its tastiness.
Serves 4-5 or 2 if you don't want to share.

Olive oil
2-3 tablespoons of minced garlic
1/2 green pepper (chopped)
1/2 red pepper (chopped)
1 tomato (chopped)
1/2 onion (you guessed it- chopped)

1 pound of chicken breast (cut into chunks)

Paella seasoning mix or 2 chicken bouillon cube.
1 can of tomato sauce
2- 2 1/2 cups of water
1-2 tsp pf parsley
1-2 tsp of salt

1 1/2 cups of rice, uncooked
optional vegetables- corn, peas, or wide green beans.

Stir together seasoning packet or cubes with the tomato sauce and water. Add the parsley and salt. Simmer on medium heat.

Heat oil in medium/large skillet on medium heat. Saute the onions, peppers, garlic and tomato til brown. Place in bowl and set aside.

Add a little bit more oil if needed and cook the chicken til they have a touch of brown; add back in the pepper mixture for a minute.

Place Chicken/Pepper mixture in a 9x13 pan. Stir in rice and vegetables. Pour in the Paella sauce and gently stir it. Cover with Aluminum foil; Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until rice is done.


apples and antiques

First apples! I couldn't resist. Actually I was wandering around and thought I would go back to the fresh fruits section, normally I don't even bother to go into these sections, mostly because Fridays I run down to the little fruit market stand in the plaza. But I was wandering through looking for green peppers and instead found these apples- Origin: Italia. I figured I had to try them before I knocked them. I need to join the Facebook group that's called "i ran into grab one thing and came out with a full cart" why is that such an absolute guarantee?

the other thing is Antique stores. I have seen SO MANY! BUT....... they close during siesta, which is when I'm there.... boohoo! I found a antique bookstore in Toledo, I very affectionately caressed most of the books in there (it was small) but when most of them were 12E I couldn't make up my mind, had they been 5E it would have been easy I would have bought one of each! Just kidding. So I bid the old man farewell and told him I would be back. and trust me I will. But there were several antique stores in Toledo all closed. I should have split up with the group, silly tourists. The store in the picture is in Tarragona a beautiful small town, that unfortunately worships Siesta time too! Come on people! I'm here! http://antiguitatscastellarnau.com/index.html oh, well, I'm sure I will be begging for siestas too when it's 40C outside too!

And if I ever open an Antique store I'm calling it Apples & Antiques. NO STEALING!!!


sadly, yes.

I forgot to take a picture of the Paella I made last night! It was quite delightful considering I looked at a bunch of recipes, wrote down a lot of ingredients and got a great end result. I will make it again... hopefully less thrown together, and take pictures.

I was thinking today of all the recipes I could add to this, but my Grandpa's recipe for Buttermilk Waffles is not one I could just give out to the world. I'm not sure if it's Dutch or German or a mix of both. But now that I'm the 3rd or 4th generation to have this recipe - it makes it sacred.
The other recipe is my hubby's Mom's German Potato Salad, her recipe is also passed down I'm at least a 3rd generation on that as well. So you can see it's hard to just give it out.

oh, the delicious things in life.