Monday, July 9, 2012

Chicken with Mango Barbeque Sauce


  • Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring a few times, until translucent, about 3 mins. Add the bell pepper, garlic, salt, black pepper, and allspice and cook, stirring for 2 more minutes. Stir in the vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire, lime juice and tomato sauce, and cook for 1 minute more. Transfer the mixture to a blender and add the mango and jalpenos. Blend until smooth. Put 2 cups of the BBQ sauce in a large, sealable bag with the chicken and marinade for 1 hour in the fridge. Reserve remaining sauce for serving. Grill chicken and discard sauce in bag. Serve chicken with reserved sauce on side.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Cancun Carnitas Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing

I posted on facebook that I had made this and got some requests for the recipe so I'm posting it here.


  • Evenly divide salad mix onto 8 plates. top each salad with red onion, bell peppers, radishes, and sliced avocado. Evenly divide and place carnitas in the center of each. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing over entire salad. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve immediately. ' Citrus Vinaigrette In small bowl, whisk salsa, olive oil, orange juice, orange zest, salt and garlic. Blend Well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Whisk dressing well before serving.

Which would you prefer?

Bella's usual morning routine is to climb into our bed and snuggle with us while she watches "her tv."  Today we hear her jumping on her bed so we tell her to stop so she runs downstairs and I can hear the tv on.  She then came upstairs to go potty so I said, "What are you doing down there?"  "I'm watching my DVD of Despicable Me.  I can watch it up here with you or downstairs, which would you prefer?" Huh??? Which would I prefer?  How about my 4 year old to not have better English than I do!