I don’t know why I continue to plan meals for the day prior to going out of town. I never actually have the time to cook on those days. I do hope you enjoyed the seared scallops with greens and orzo, because I didn’t get to make it and you will be seeing it again on another menu. I did, however, enjoy chili and grilled cheese at our local pub. Especially the part where I didn't have to clean the kitchen.
I did make the flank steak tacos earlier in the week. Can I be honest? That was rhetorical. You know must know by now that a Mac truck couldn’t stop me from giving my opinion. The tacos were just ok. It is highly possible that this is because I skipped the fries and making my own pico de gallo. Truly, if you have looked at the photos from the original blog, you know that those fries looked amazing. I just couldn’t bring myself to put fries on a taco. I was having a rare moment of let’s not serve extra calories and fat that we don’t need. She said while eating an entire king cake with her coffee for breakfast.
I don’t think the fries were the only problem. While the meat was definitely tender, it didn’t have enough flavor for my taste. I think leaving the seeds in the jalapeño and adding more beer (and salt and pepper) might have helped. On the plus side, this was incredibly easy to prepare. I had it made in about 20 minutes, then let the crock pot do the work for six hours. I happen to live in an area with a pretty large Mexican population, so I had no problem subbing homemade pico de gallo for grocery-made pico de gallo and I had some pretty delicious tortillas. But even the kids weren’t on board with this one. We have a LOT leftover. Guess what, kids? We’ll be having this for leftovers next time everyone is home! I’ll let you know how it freezes.
Oh, and P.S. if you are still reading this, it might mean that you like this blog. Or you are my mom. In any case, voting for the Homies is happening right now and it sure would be great if you would get out and vote. Today is the last day to nominate blogs and only the top 10 will be finalists. Take a few minutes and check out all the categories. I always discover a few new favorites through this process. You might too. Just promise to come back when you are done.