Archive for October, 2015
As the holiday seasons approaches, it’s never too early to start planning your holiday parties. And if you live in Texas, why not celebrate the season this year with a Tex Mex theme?
Let’s start, for example, with your Christmas decorations. Instead of a traditional pine wreath, why not take some larger leaves from succulent plants and even non-needled cactus plants and create a lovely wreath with a true Southwest feel? Prickly pear leaves work well (after removing the barbs).
For centerpieces, take a large clear vase and place small round cacti balls inside, replacing the traditional green/red or silver/gold balls.
Many people love spicy-hot Tex Mex foods. That “hot and spicy” often comes courtesy of the judicious use of chili peppers.
Chili peppers, in fact, can be added to many “regular” Tex Mex dishes or even those everyday meals of scrambled eggs at breakfast, hamburgers, soups, and more.
Take a look below for some ideas as to how you can add that all-important “heat” to some of your favorite foods – whether they’re of Tex Mex in origin or not – with the chili pepper.
So you make some guacamole in preparation for your Tex Mex-themed dinner party. It’s done, it’s ready and so you grab a tortilla chip and dip it into the green, gooey goodness that is guacamole and….meh.
What happened!? Guacamole isn’t at all hard to make, how could things have gone bad?
It’s not that things “went bad.” It’s more that you didn’t start with the right ingredients. Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. loves to honor people and things with special and national days. We have the Mother’s and Father’s days, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Secretary’s Day, and hundreds more. There’s even “Eat a Red Apple Day” (December 1).
We also love to celebrate weird things for entire months. We have Fall Hat Month (September) Sarcastic Month (October), Peanut Butter Lovers Month (November), and so on. Read the rest of this entry »