Our Lady of Guadalupe

Today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. If we were in Mexico, nine days ago would have marked the first day of the Novena to Honor the Virgin of Guadalupe. We would have lit a candle each day for nine days, said prayers and sought intervention through our Blessed Mother that she may gain favor with her Son.

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Food Truck Lobster Quesadillas

What an awesome day to be in the kitchen! It’s National Lobster Day and National Quesadilla Day. Originally my plan was to go with Quesadilla and serve up my delicious Chicken Quesadilla. But then a light came on – duh!

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There’s More to Fajitas than Chicken

Today is National Mail Order Catalog Day, Ice Cream Pie Day and my personal favorite, Fajita Day. Although I will admit, I have a soft spot in my heart for Mail Order Catalogs. I can remember the Sears Christmas Catalog – as thick as a phone book and packed with all sort of childhood fantasies. Page after page, it was enough to put Santa’s Workshop to shame.

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Holy Wednesday Empanada Day

Each year on April 8, we celebrate National Empanada Day. The name Empanada comes from the Galicia, Portuguese and Spanish verb em pandar, which means to wrap or coat in bread. Empanadas are made by folding dough or bread around a seasoned filling. The Empanadas are then baked or fried, like savory hand pies.

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Holy Tuesday Shrimp Tacos

We all love Taco Tuesday, even during Holy Week. In the past, we’ve tried to refrain from any meat during the entire forty days of Lent. Remember, those forty days do not include Sundays. Even during Lent, Sundays are Feast Days of the Lord. How did we do in our quest of No Meat Lenten Season?  Failed. We did stick to the No Meat Friday, but didn’t make it through an entire forty-day abstinence.

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Unbelievably Easy Cod Fish Tacos

I think I’ve mentioned it a time or three, but Hubby loves his Mexican Foods. Darn near anything Mexican is delicious in his book. I’m really not sure where that comes from since he grew up in the Midwest, of German-Russian stock.

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First Friday of Lent and National Tartar Sauce Day

Today is National  Tartar Sauce Day and the first Friday of the Lenten Season – how convenient. Let’s face it, you don’t have to be Catholic to appreciate a good Tartar Sauce, right?

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Seafood Nachos and Tortilla Chips

Hey, we are on a roll with our Tortilla Chips now. If you aren’t going to dip the chips, when why not build a big tray of Nachos? Especially if your Tortillas Chips are freshly made at the market rather than a big bag of mass-produced chips. Thin and salty and oh so good!

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Mango Avocado Salsa

Have you seen this awesome recipe for shrimp from Dinner at the Zoo? Oh my, how absolutely breathtaking! The colors, the flavors, the bright promise of something wonderful. She has this dish categorized as an appetizer. And it would make one terrific appetizer for a Cinco de Mayo themed party. But I’m thinking about a light supper during Lent. And with all those colors – a promise of great things to come – like Easter Morning and the promise of forever. Wishing everyone a perfectly delightful Holy Monday!

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Seafood Enchiladas in a Green Sauce

It’s Tuesday – as in Taco Tuesday. I’m not sure where this whole tacos on Tuesday craze first started. Doing a little digging, and it seems that Taco Johns has Taco Tuesday as a registered trademark since 1989. While Taco Johns were not the first to utter the phrase, they were business-savvy enough to trademark the expression.

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Mexican Inspired Pan Seared Salsa Verde Scallops

While some people have their tradition of Taco Tuesday, I like to mix things up a bit with delicious dishes from Mexico or that have a truly Mexican influence. Today is a Tuesday, the twelfth day of the Lenten Season. These beautiful scallops are perfect. The Salsa Verde is mild, with just enough heat to let you know it’s a Verde Sauce. These scallops are awesome served in so many ways. This is wonderful with a rice pilaf and salad for a light yet delightful supper. It could also be served as a fish or seafood course to an elaborate meal or as an appetizer to a sit down formal affair.

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