Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dreaming of somewhere south of here...

My friend, Sarah, has Mexican blood in her. She made tortillas by hand a few nights ago with nothing more than Masa glued together with a little bit of bacon grease, salt, and water. They were incredible, and she got me thinking about Southern and Mexican food, which is what inspired this dinner.

I bought some Masa, but decided not to do anything with it yet. Instead I made cornbread, following the recipe that Alex uses to make his heavenly cornbread. Mine was pretty good, but Alex's cornbread is the best. Then I decided to make some coleslaw since we have more cabbage than we know what to do with at the moment. I like my coleslaw chunky with all sorts of stuff in it; carrots, red onion, garlic, mortar&pestled mustard seeds, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, salt, cumin, apple cider vinegar, and mayo. Lastly I made some ground beef grub with onions, garlic, peppers (spicy and sweet), corn, tomato juice, molasses, paprika, cumin, and salt. Twas a delicious dinner indeed!


  1. I like that you have a gluten free tag! Yes!

    Do you put cabbage in your coleslaw?

  2. oh yes, I think I was assuming cabbage was a given when it comes to coleslaw... lots of cabbage!

    oh and P.S. I totally rocked out in the baking aisle and got some teff too!