Last weekend (not this past weekend, but the one before), I made my favorite casserole for our friends who just had a baby. Here is a link to the recipe for the Southwest Pasta Bake…. I just call it “Tex-Mex Lasagna.” Tired of making the same old boring casserole? Here is something that will wow your audience. I made extra to enjoy with my dear friend Arielle, who was in town from Seattle. We had a yummy South African Sauvignon Blanc (wine maker: Zafrika) from Trader Joe’s, which complimented the meal nicely.
Next, quesadilla madness. Are you surprised? I obviously love quesadillas. :) We had friends over a week ago, and this was the spread… Crispy Black Bean Tacos with Feta and Cabbage Slaw… (I know they are called “tacos,” but I really made them more quesadilla-like!)
That’s Mexican rice in the crockpot, that our friend Sarah brought along. I promise I will post the amazing margarita and guacamole recipes at some point! A staple for Chris and I’s food life.
Tonight, I made similar quesadillas (with tomatoes added and pepper jack cheese, instead of feta). I also wanted to share this Corn & Avocado Salad, from this month’s Real Simple issue. Light and easy! I used green onions instead of scallions.
The next meal will be more Italian-based… my other favorite cuisine. :)