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Best laid plans.....grrrr......at least my favorite grub was obtained, though !!!!

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I enjoy all types of food, but hands down, my personal favorite is Tex-Mex inspired eats. 

Over this past weekend at work, the wife and I loosely formulated a plan to have a date day yessaday afternoon on my day off.   I'd planned on knocking out some chores around the house and then easing over to "our spot"....a local cantina that has the coldest Dos Equis Ambar grande drafts that this ole boy has ever found.

 

 

 


It was my plan to get my son to drop me off there an our or two before she arrived from work.  That way I'd be able to feed the little carnivore, catch up with him a bit and enjoy some of those ice cold drafts that were aforementioned.    He'd cut out after a while and then my wife would show up and we'd have some excellent guac made at the table and a good mango 'rita for her would arrive magically.   Those aforementioned cold cervezas would keep coming as needed.  They have impeccable timing there.  It's the type of spot that enjoys it's long term patrons and the service is super.  They treat us like family.  

 

 

 

 


What's it they say about "best laid plans" ??

 

 

 


Well....son had a study session for an exam pop up....wife is winding down her last couple days of her current job and wouldn't be able to get there.  4th down....we were about to punt.   Dang.


Couldn't let that happen.  Looked at the coverage....checked in with the sideline coaches (my dogs)....surveyed the field one more time before snapping the ball.....(field was rainy outside....sitting outdoors was my hope at the cantina...didn't look favorable).....called an audible.

 

 


Made a fast beer run that included a heap of other stuff and got'r'dun at home.

Homebrew Tex-Mex inspired eats done on the family's altered schedule.

The only downside was the lack of cold Ambars.  Grocery store's were all stacked off in the aisle way.   Modelo was a suitable substitute, however.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Son always wants his to be mighty meaty.  So beef filling was conjured up.  I make double deckers for him....hard taco shell inside, cheese around it and wrapped in a soft taco.   He needs the calories.  Little joker busted off a 90 minute gym workout between classes yesterday that sounded intense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wife & I prefer fish in ours.   Used some coconut to batter the skrimps.....and added some smallish flounder fillets and cook in the enchilada sauce.   Pics insufficient to describe the great flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

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Big ole batch of pico was made up.   I freaking love this stuff.  Could literally eat it with every meal.  No kiddin real deal flavor that I love.

 

 

 

 

 

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Batch of fresh guacamole made up.   Turned out perfectly.  The last batch had a bit more salt in it than it should have.  This batch I added the salt at the very end and went in tiny increments until that "juss rite" taste was had.

 

 

 

 


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Also used this as a drizzle topping.


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Fish 'n skrimp tacos for wife & I.

 

 

 

 


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Teenage T-Rex's mighty meaty....and then he killed a pair of fish'n'skrimp, too.

 

Pics blurry due to him snatching the plates aways as I was trying to get iPhone pics. :rofl:

 

 

 

 

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Great meal.   Easily made.

 

 

Slicing, dicing, stirring and sauté work all done while they were at the table and having a great family time together.

Easy meal.   Great time together, in spite of foiled cantina plans.

So......what's your favorite type of food to make ?


Tex-Mex is the ticket, here. 

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