I know that we already have the Friday Food Round-Up, but over the past two weekends, we have also done our fair share of cooking. It has been delicious. I may be a little bit proud.
Chipotle Chicken Chili and Buttermilk Cornbread Waffles from How to Cook Everything
Two months ago, I saw a photo on Instagram of someone eating a cornbread waffle that was smothered in chili. Visionary. I know. The first thing I did was text Galina because she is my cooking partner in crime and she owns a waffle iron.
In all seriousness, our cookbook collections are nearly identical and we never consult one another in advance.
So we settled on a date and went all-out. I was a little bit skeptical about how the end result was going to turn out, but My God. It was Inspired. If you don’t own a waffle iron, y’all need to get some friends who do.
Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Guacamole
I had a massive craving for tacos and as I was rifling through the freezer, I discovered a ~2 lb bag of walleye/northern from Marcus’ fishing trip last summer. With that in the fridge to thaw, I invited my in-laws to dinner because the only thing better than fish tacos are fish tacos shared.
As an aside, is it just me or do corn tortillas make everything look so thought-out? I can’t tell if it’s the fact that they’re tiny or they’re Not Flour, but they make all tacos look that much more like The Real Deal.
Pasilla Garlic Shrimp from The Homesick Texan and Basic Polenta, Version I from How to Cook Everything
Marcus was out for St. Patrick’s Day. I was dying to make shrimp (which we can’t do in our house) so I phoned my parents and let them know that I would be making shrimp at their house. No big deal guys. It was so fun to make a NEW recipe from The Homesick Texan.
I know that we have been cooking out of that book forever, but there are still recipes that we have yet to touch (especially on the seafood and desserts pages). And did I mention that this was my first time eating shrimp and grits? Because there was that, too.