Monday, May 27, 2013

Rajas Poblanas

This is my new favorite side dish.

Don't you just love it 
you discover a new dish?

This dish is amazing!!
It goes well with

I love how the combinations come together.
smokey and creamy  

a little
charred and spicy
oh oh so good!

takes just a little work.
oh so worth it.

Rajas Poblanas

            1. Blend the crema, cream cheese, and chicken bouillon in a blender until smooth; set aside.
            2. Place the peppers on a large griddle over medium-high heat. Roast until the skin blisters and turns black. Remove peppers from griddle and place in a plastic bag, allowing them to sweat for 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool. Peel and discard the outer skin of the peppers; halve length-wise and remove the seeds and veins. Slice into thick strips. Set aside.
            3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook the onion in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir the corn into the onions, reduce the heat to medium, and cook another 5 minutes. Add the poblano strips to the saucepan. Pour the cream mixture over the vegetables and bring to a simmer; cook at a simmer until hot, about 5 minutes more.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Migrating season...

Its migrating season. Do you have your bird feeder up?... My husband and I have really gotten into bird watching this year, and we are really enjoying watching and learning about all different types of birds. This one here is the summer tanager...
I know this is some type of warbler, but I am calling him the Amish warbler.... doesn't he look Amish?
These pictures were taken behind the South Padre Island convention center ..There were so many, many professional photographers there. I felt like a weenie with my camera . This is the rose breasted grosbeak.
 This is my very favorite!  I actually shook while taking this picture, I thought he would fly off. I was waiting and waiting for this Painted bunting to come fly by, and then BAM he just came and perched on this tree long enough for me to take his picture..
Then he turned... What a show off!!
I fell in love with this Indigo bunting! He is just a really patient kinda bird he let me take lots of shots of him. maybe he was tired after all he has had a long journey.

Here are more...
Hows that for just one day of bird watching?