Let's kick off this blog with a little Tex-Mex & some appropriately festive cupcakes!
- Armadillo Eggs
- Brisket tacos
- Refried black beans
- Mexican Rice
...and finished off with...
- Buttered popcorn cupcakes
Oh my goodness was this good!!!
Restaurant quality, according to my future hubby!
Poma-Ritas --- an original recipe concocted by my future hubby himself
Recipe yields 2 cocktails
2 shots of Tequila
1 shot of Orange Juice
3 shots of Pomegranate Juice (we used Pom-Blueberry)
Garnish with a lime wedge
Armadillo Eggs were adapted from The Homesick Texan
The only addition I made was about 1/4 cup of chopped yellow onion. I used turkey sausage & they were a HUGE hit!
|Puppies waiting anxiously|
Brisket Tacos were also adapted from The Homesick Texan
I used a 1/4 cup of Pinot Noir instead of the red wine vinegar because that is what we had on hand & it was wonderful! The brisket takes a LONG time to cook, but it was well worth the wait. We will definitely be making these again!
So I cheated a bit when it came to the side dishes tonight... I used canned refried black beans & Spanish rice from a box. However, to jazz up the beans a bit, I added some chopped onion and fresh jalapeno to give them a bit of zing. I also topped the beans with a pinch of shredded cheese, because that's how we do things down here...
|The final meal - delish|
Buttered Popcorn Cupcakes recipe was found on Little Ivy Cakes blog
They were by far the most interesting cupcakes I have ever attempted! So fun & festive!
|The BIG finale|
And that's all for now folks! I will probably be turning our left-over brisket into yummy enchiladas, so that may be the next addition to this blog...