Two Meals, Two Countries

Today was fun!  We met Nick’s parents at Abuelo’s Mexican Embassy for lunch. We had never been before, so this was a treat.

 

It was a really neat place, but the best part was the dessert.   :)

 

 

We shared some chips and a dip sampler, which included: guacamole, queso, and a chili queso dip. We also had medium and hot salsa.

 

dipsampler

 

 

For my meal, I got the Tilapia Veracruz: Tilapia topped with scallops, shrimp, poblano peppers, tomatoes, and olives. Yum!

 

tilapiaveracruz

 

 

It came with steamed broccoli and some *meh* rice. Not bad, but not great. I only eat Mexican rice if it’s great – I hate when it’s just there to complete the plate.

 

But the fish and broccoli were great!

 

 

Now, for dessert. They had really, really good sopapillas dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with honey – my favorite!  I can’t always find these, so I was so excited that they had them!

 

The best ones are little pillows of dough – you rip the corner off, fill it with honey and enjoy  :)

 

sopapilla

 

 

Check out that honey in the middle    :)

 

We tried to get an action shot of the honey…but I was too excited to get a great shot, I guess!

 

honeydrip

 

 

 

We shopped around for a bit and then they headed back home.  It was a short visit, but fun!

 

 

After running by Kroger for the last stuff on my grocery list and the health food store, we headed home for dinner.

 

For dinner, I used the last 2 teriyaki chicken thighs. I cut them up into bite sized pieces and heated them through with a bag of frozen stir fry veggies, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, chili paste, garlic, and ginger. Then I added in about a cup of cooked bulgur – this was the perfect amount for the two of us!

 

stirfry

 

 

 

I love those baby corn  :)

 

I also cooked one of those steamer bags of edamame on the side.

 

edamame

 

 

 

I just finished making a treat for us – here’ s a preview!  You’ll see them tomorrow  :)

 

batter

 

 

Can you guess what they are? 

 

 

also – a big shout out and thanks for my friend, Mara, for making my new header!  I love it   :)

Have a good night!

5 Responses to “Two Meals, Two Countries”

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    Sharon — January 25, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Wow, I have no idea what to expect! It looks like oats and coconut? COOKIES?! lol

    • branappetit replied: — January 25th, 2009 at 8:27 am

      Sharon:

      You’ve got good eyes! :)

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    Beadie — January 25, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I think the action shot of the honey is awesome!

    fabulous eats!

    • branappetit replied: — January 25th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

      Fit:
      Me too! It’s so hard to find good sopapillas :)

      Beadie:
      Thanks :) That honey was so strong and really good.

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    fitforfree — January 25, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    mmm I LOVE sopalillas! and churros!

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