What Your Favorite Mexican Dish Says About You

I found this article in the July issue of the magazine, First for women.

It's no secret that I love LOOOOOOVE Mexican food.  It's my number one ethnic choice for meals out...or in....or wherever...I love it.

Naturally, I found this interesting.  I'm a sucker for all personality tests or studies or quizzes or any sort of those "self enlightening" things.  I'm a total dork like that.

So...what does your favorite Mexican dish say about you??


If it is...it means you are reliable

"Like this impossible-to-mess up meal, you can be counted on to never let anyone down - and you do it without seeking praise or accolades."

Is your favorite TACOS?

You get things done.

"The do-it-yourself assembling of a taco appeals to your take-charge personality because you can make it anything you want to be."

 How about TACO SALAD? 


You're a true friend.

"The combination of tasty and healthy foods in this dish appeals to your practical side.  You recognize the need for balance in life, and your food choices reflect this.  You are laid-back and always keep your cool no matter the situation.  That's why you're such a great partner, parent and friend."

Are BURRITOS your number one pick? 

You're a trendsetter.

"The mix of ingredients stuffed into a burrito means that every bite is a delicious surprise.  Always on the hunt for something unique, you're the first person to try a new restaurant, sport a new style or pick up the latest tech gadget."

and lastly.... NACHOS

You are independent.

"All the toppings on nachos make them the snack that could be a meal - and just like this hearty choice, you're more than capable of standing alone.  In fact, you truly excel when you have time to yourself to think and prepare."

I've always been a sucker for tacos and taco salad...it's a toss up between those two as to which one is my favorite.

How about you?  What's your favorite Mexican dish?





Raspberry Peach Sangria

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Hello summer drink! 

Warning:  Don't pour yourself a cup if you're only allowed one.   You will become an angry person because you will want more.

I found this one on Momtastic...mama's need their drinks!

Changes I made:

- don't measure anything...just pour!
- I used pomegranate cranberry juice
- I used lemon juice from a bottle...bad...I know, but I'm a rule breaker.
- We added 2 of each fruit to one bottle of wine, but when the Sangria was done, we just added more wine and peach schnapps to the fruit from the previous mix.
- I couldn't find raspberry flavoured soda, so I just used plain club soda
- I did freeze the raspberries, but forgot to add them when serving the drinks...I was too excited to start drinking this beautiful drink....sorry.
- You can totally eliminate the club soda
- After we had a few bottles of wine and wanted to keep going but had ran out of peach schnapps we did add peach vodka.  I can't give you an honest review on how that went because by that time, my taste buds were not in the same place as they were when we started the evening.

Overall...everyone loved it...LOOOOVED it!


Black Bean and Rice Stuffed Peppers

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I recently had a girl's night at my house.  I was craving a Mexican fiesta, but didn't want to make something I always make...I wanted to try something new.

Enter...stuffed peppers.

Okay...these were so good and you know what....they were even better heated up as left overs for lunch a couple of days later.

When I made mine, I made way too much filling, so guess what us ladies made for breakfast the next morning...

That's right!  Breakfast burritos.  We put the filling in a large skillet and cracked in a bunch of eggs.  Then we heated up corn tortillas and cheese in another skillet, added the filling, some fresh salsa and guacamole...DELICIOUS!  

So you get two meals out of one...who doesn't love that?

Go visit Simply Life for the recipe.

I did make some changes...of course, right?

- I used white basmati rice and cooked it in my rice cooker.

- I forgot to add the corn and lime juice

- I did broil step in the oven earlier in the day and when I went to take the skin off, it wasn't coming off as easy as it normally does, so I left it on.  Next time, I would skip this entire step

- Instead of doing mine in the oven, I bbq'd them....who doesn't love a good char?

That's it!