I can already tell that the "Southwest" section of this cookbook is going to be my favorite. Mexican food is by far my favorite type and there are so many wonderful "tex-mex" choices to choose from in this part of the book. This week, I made a brisket with southwestern sides.
I have ever had or made a brisket before - because it was easy and delicious. I just wish it could have been done quicker, smelling it for 2+ hours was difficult!
Southwest - Beef
to where I could knead it properly and it didn't stick to my fingers. After I got past this part and allowed it to rise and then eventually bake, the outcome was delicious! I'm not a fan of jalapenos, but this bread wasn't too bad. It was nice and soft, and it was even better with some butter on top.
Thumbs Up! (just need to make sure you put enough flour on the dough)
Southwest - Side - Bread
Let me tell you - it is extremely difficult to find a potato masher on Thanksgiving weekend. I had to go to like four different stores before I found one!
This recipe was super simple, and quite fun when the mashing of the beans occurs. I may not be a pro at mashing beans (or maybe it was my cheapo masher that I bought), but still the end result was pretty good. You can see in the picture above they aren't completely smashed. The spices and onions used made it taste great and went well with the corn bread and the brisket.
Southwest - Side - Beans
Southwest - Drink
Dinner & a Movie
Bringing you food and drinks so that you can make movie night that much more delicious.
"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.