Monday, May 4, 2009

must have.....

Fajitas!

In keeping with Steph's food craving post, I must add one of my own. I was chatting with her this morning while looking at the Today show and caught them cooking up the most amazing fajita thingy. Steak, done medium rare, cilantro, avocado, and a bunch of other stuff that just looked like something I had to eat. Mark was resistant to running to the store in town, but I don't think he understood the force of the food calling me.

After picking up the kids I took advantage of the fact that Amanda's daughter lives in town and took her home for her dad, who had a commander's call (briefing) today and would be working late anyway. Then a stop at a store where I walked out with flank steak (on sale because it needed used or frozen today), tomatoes, fresh salsa, avocado, a lime, cilantro, and black beans.

I threw together a rub of salt, pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and cumin, and broiled the meat with the rub and several squirts of lime juice until medium in the middle, for the kids' safety. Cooked the black beans with sazon goya, a seasoning found in the hispanic section. Smushed up the avocado with lime juice, garlic powder, and a bit of ranch dressing. Cut up a red pepper and piled everything on a carb control tortilla with plenty of cilantro. Heaven! I was full after one, but they were so good I just had to eat another!

Mark was very glad I went to all that trouble when he came home for dinner to that lovely fajita smell. Besides the fact that I haven't cooked anything fancy for a while because I have either been too tired, too busy, or nothing really sounds good. I don't know what's for dinner tomorrow, but I know I enjoyed it tonight!

5 comments:

Jake & Lisa Danes said...

That sounds good and I am not even pregnant!!! I am glad that you enjoyed it!

Melinda said...

That's something I've been craving, too! I have everything except the tortillas and avocados...maybe I should make that dash to the store, too!

Janelle said...

those fajitas do sound really good.

Calista said...

Mmmmm, Yummy! I was in 7th heaven recently when Taco del Mar decided to put out a new Mondo burrito that is fajita-style. It was so good! Of course, I sat there and ate the ENTIRE thing (approximately 1 lb. of burrito) but it was delicious! We love Mexican food, and will be doing enchiladas for dinner tonight, Yeah!

Rachel H. said...

MMMMMMM! DANG, THAT SOUNDS GOOD! Glad you got what you wanted. It's the worst to be pregnant and not get it!