30+ hours in a car, 2 turkeys, a 5k run, and lots of in-law family time. That pretty much sums up my 10-day Thanksgiving vacation. This year, Adam and I trekked out to Kansas City for the turkey holiday, and thank goodness we timed our holiday out there this year right. Not only was the usual family present, but also a couple cousins from Cincinnati, as well as a long lost uncle from Texas. Needless to say, there were quite a few of us. 21 to be exact.
Of course we ate a ridiculous amount, longed for stretchy pants, saw the Plaza lighting ceremony, then came back and ate some more.
Although I didn't get to go Black Friday shopping, I did see this a few days later at Lowe's
and came this.close to buying it. Except it was $68, and I was there for some cheap lights. Boo. I need to watch that movie again.
Now that Thanksgiving is over (whew) I can focus my full attention on Christmas baking (yay!). Because let's face it, it's just not Christmas season without a cookie plate floating around.
In the meantime, I'm going to try my hardest not to eat cookies with a side of pie for dinner. It'll be tough, I know. But with these vegetarian tacos, it's not so bad. Quite tasty actually. And definitely a good switch from your everyday ground beef, cheese, and lettucetomatoessourcream tacos.
Mushroom, Corn, and Poblano TacosAdapted from:
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 cup onion, diced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 poblano chile, chopped
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
1 (14.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup salsa verde
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
3/4 cup crumbled feta (or queso fresco)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan, followed by onions, oregano, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and poblano. Cook 4 minutes, or until onions have started to soften, stirring occasionally. Add corn and beans. Cook for another 4 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Stir in salsa, lime juice, hot sauce and salt.
Meanwhile, warm tortillas according to package instructions. Divide mushroom mixture evenly between the 8 tortillas. Top each with 1 1/2 tablespoons feta and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro.
I have to admit, I was a little surprised that between the poblano, hot sauce, and chili powder, the tacos weren't as spicy as I was expecting. So don't worry if you're a bit afraid of some heat, these won't scare you away. If you're a huge lover of spicy things -- add some more hot sauce.
Both of us thought these were nice and filling, despite being vegetarian. Those mushrooms make a great filler. So glad I decided to like them.
|Serving Size 353g|
|Amount per serving|
|Calories 674||Calories from fat 151|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 16.7g||26%|
|Saturated Fat 5.9g||30%|
|Total Carbs 104.3g||35%|
|Vitamin A 12%||Vitamin C 21%|
|Calcium 33%||Iron 41%|