Last weekend I attended the very first “Taco Fest” in Reno. I found some amazing fish tacos that I really liked. The downside was that it was $3 per taco, and I’m talking traditional street taco size that is eaten in a few bites. So pretty much I was spending 75c-$1 per bite. Anyone who knows me will realize that is not my style. So of course I decided I need to try my hand at making my own street tacos. Now I will say that the meat will take some time to perfect, and I’ll likely utilize my Instant Pot as I did this time. That way I can have street tacos in December. Hah!
I don’t claim to be proficient in the kitchen. Since that is the case I have no issues admitting that I use google rather a lot to form general ideas on how to accomplish things. Things like making a pasta sauce that aren’t from a recipe calling for WAY too much oregano. Don’t ask how I know.
Many recipes I saw called for white wine. After some more googling, and consulting with Stacy about red wine versus white wine, I decided to go ahead with red wine as it’s what I had on hand. I’m pretty glad I did too.
Nothing better than sticking your head right over a simmering pot of pasta sauce!
I love fresh herbs and spices, and really who doesn’t? I’ve been in the process of making something more than once to find that I don’t have what I need. Once I had sage on hand, but not ground. Uhhh … crap. I of course happen to be a gadget freak, and while that causes issues with cabinet space it comes in handy for random instances such as the above mentioned sage issue. How?
Awhile back I made pulled pork, sandwich rolls, and BBQ sauce. I posted the recipes for the rolls and BBQ sauce but since I was making some the other day for pork loin roast – which by the way, is WAY better for pulled pork when you loathe fatty meat – and since I have a beautiful new DSLR I thought I should photograph the occasion. 😉
I’ve been slacking. I thought we’d be heading off on a family vacation, but David decided to postpone it to get things like taxes and home repairs done. We’ve cheated a bit, okay more than most I’m sure, but we’re slowly improving. Today I was feeling adventurous and had a pork shoulder that I got on Tuesday at Whole Foods. I found a good base for homemade BBQ sauce and a simple recipe for sandwich rolls. 😀
Perfect out the gate, and I even fudged the recipe a bit!
Awhile back I’d saved a link to a blog showing how to make mayo. I tried it, and wasted 1.5 cups of oil and 2 eggs. I was more ticked about the oil because that’s a lot of freakin’ oil! So I looked for another recipe and found one with a few more pictures and less ingredients.