Saturday, January 19, 2008

Taco Night

Saturday evening, John and Maggie came over to our home for drinks and tacos after their gun show. I brought out the beautiful black tablecloth with sparkly stripes and black napkins that I got for Christmas from Aunt Jan. They were the perfect compliment to our Vera Wang dishes. I know it's only Taco Night but every evening we have friends or family over is special so we like to use our fine dinnerware.

We all had Bloody Mary cocktails:
3 oz. spicy hot vegetable juice
1 oz. vodka
1 tsp. steak sauce
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp. horseradish
dash (or two) of Tabasco
-Mix the above in a glass rimmed with a mixture of coarse salt, Lawry's salt, and coarse ground pepper.
-Dust the top of Bloody Mary with fresh ground pepper and Lawry's salt (optional).
-Garnish with jalapeño stuffed olives, celery, and spicy pickled green beans and whatever else you like and enjoy!
And of course, the main entrée (drum roll, please) TACOS!

My husband grilled the bone-in chicken breasts that I had soaked in a spicy brine overnight. The resulting meat was so moist and flavorful when we shredded it for the taco meat.

For the toppings we had shredded green cabbage, chopped yellow and green onions, fresh cilantro, crumbled cojita cheese, diced fresh tomatoes, fire-roasted salsa, lime, Tabasco, jalapeños, and fresh ground pepper.

Biting into the warm white corn tortilla, the crunch of the vegetables, and savory grilled chicken ... was just YUMMY!

1 comment:

Dano said...

Your taco night looks a little more sophisticated than mine.