Short version: Pork chops, sauteed calabacita/tomato/green onion, snacks and vodka
Long version: This was one of two nights I was in Taos with my brother and sister. We had a late lunch at a Mexican diner when they arrived, so we cooked dinner at our rented condo pretty late.
Because I am a peasant woman at heart, I travel with food. I had brought a bunch of garden vegetables with me, along with butter. So I sauteed diced calabacita in butter with some diced tomato, and green onion we had bought at the store. The pork chops also came from the store. My brother grilled those.
The snacks we had beforehand consisted of dilly beans I brought with me, plus tortilla chips and sharp cheddar cheese from the store. These accompanied vodka with lime and seltzer.
A very nice dinner, I must say.
The home crew had steaks and leftover spaghetti with tomato sauce.
Short version: Tamales, sauteed green beans, peaches and cream, more snacks and vodka
Long version: Taos night #2, and another meal cooked at the condo. We had been walking around all day and were pretty worn out by the time we got back to the condo at 4 p.m. Luckily, we had purchased tamales and peaches at the farmers market in the morning, so it was an easy meal.
I steamed the tamales in a big skillet with a layer of knives and spoons on the bottom to hold the tamales out of the water.
Short version: Taco meat, tortilla chips, watermelon
Long version: I used the rest of the ground beef man food, along with a bunch of sliced tomatoes left from the cafeteria, to make taco meat. I was out of tortillas, but I brought a bag of leftover tortilla chips home with me from Taos, so we used those to scoop up the meat.
And we finished the watermelon. I'm so happy that I found a real watermelon before the summer was over. I had pretty much given up for the year.
Short version: T-bone steaks, leftover rice, leftover roasted calabaza and green beans, raw tomatoes, strawberries and cream
Long version: Did I go a little overboard buying fruit in Taos? Yes. Did anyone mind? No.
Okay, your turn! What'd you eat this week?