Posts tagged ‘lime’

December 17, 2010

Fajita Fiesta for One

Let me just clear up one thing, while we do love our little yellow kitchen it is definitely not the yellow kitchen you see in our header. Our kitchen is much smaller, with jam packed drawers of utensils and cookware collected over four years of living together, much of which has been stolen from our mother’s kitchens over the years. Our mixer and food processor sit on top of our fridge. Our crock pot is on top of the microwave which is on top of closet shelving taken from our previous dwelling. This all resides in our kitchen where a dining room table would be, if we had room for one. To give you an idea of what were dealing with, here is our spice drawer:

Yikes.

BUT our kitchen did come with a handy dandy little rack above our oven that can hold the spices we use most. Not going to lie…this little rack (as well as the blue walls and yellow counter in the bathroom) really sold us on the place.

It dates back to 1970...at least.

Last night Chrissy had dinner with friend, who is a boy. I stopped at Henry’s on my way home to pick up some items for a little surprise we will have in a later post and noticed steak was on sale (gotta love Double Deal Wednesday’s there). Remembering the mass amounts of limes we have from Chris’s lime tree, along with a stolen-from-moms-kitchen avocado I had on hand, I decided I needed fajitas y guacamole.

Chris's mom made this gorgeous dish, and gave us the limes!

Who hates that you have to buy 20 tortillas at time in the grocery store? I do. So I stopped at a fabulous little taco shop I drive by everyday and asked for two corn tortillas, they gave them to me for free! So I dropped a tip in the bucket, swooped some salsa from their salsa bar and went home to cook.

Fajita Seasoning:

  • 2 Tbsp. Chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1-1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin (I love cumin so I added a pinch more)

Fajitas:

  • 1 Bell Pepper cut in strips
  • 1 white onion cut in strips
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • Steak, chicken, shrimp — or whatever protein you want

Season the strips of meat with 1 tsp. of the fajita seasoning. Saute the onion and bell pepper in olive oil until soft and add another teaspoon of the fajita seasoning to the veggies. Add the meat and cook through. Add into a warmed tortilla with a dollop of guacamole, a dash of hot sauce, and a squeeze of lime.  Then, enjoy your inexpensive, healthy and homemade Mexican dinner!

I always add an absurd amount of lime, I love lime 🙂

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Lauren

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