Mexican Spaghetti

Mexican Spaghetti

Mexican Spaghetti

I had a wild idea… which is how most of my stranger recipes are born.  I wanted a meaty, Mexican sauce with corn tortillas cut into noodles.  I thought of it as Mexican Spaghetti, although it could also arguably be called Deconstructed Tortillas.  Let’s go with Spaghetti, as that makes it more fun.  Trust me, in North Dakota in January, when our high was -34 today, we needed to make some fun. Continue reading

Mexican “Chopped” Chili

Mexican Chopped Chili

Mexican Chopped Chili

I hadn’t planned a meal, and I didn’t want to go out to dinner.  I had just enough energy and interest to throw some contents of the fridge and a few from the cupboard into a skillet and call it a meal.  I’d use the small container of beef stewing meat I’d thawed several days earlier for another dish. Since that dish didn’t happen, it was going to be repurposed into a Mexican  dish ala one of our favorite shows, “Chopped”. Continue reading

Charred Zucchini Sweet Corn Salad

Charred Zucchini Sweet Corn Mexican Salad

Charred Zucchini Sweet Corn Mexican Salad

This summer we’ve bought and eaten so much sweet corn and it isn’t even in season yet Up North.  Our corn fields are full but the ears aren’t fully ripened.  So there’s that to look forward to, of course, but we’ll continue to enjoy corn from other areas of the country in the meantime.  With the last 8 ears we bought at the grocery store I wanted to try this charred corn and zucchini salad.
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