Fish tacos…..

veggie taco

Here we have another foiled attempt for a delight that although did not go as planned, had a great outcome. Had a craving for fish tacos, there is a local restaurant that in my opinion has the best.

The issue: Finance, I am on a really tight budget.

Solution: Make your own at home.

Ingredients at home

Cabbage(half head in refrigerator more than enough

Fish( Van de Kamp’s battered fillets)

Spicy fish filets

Gorton’s Fish Sticks

Gorton fish sticks

No cilantro so next best thing La Victoria(has cilantro in it)


Kosher Corn Tortillas.

The prep was simple sliced and shredded the cabbage, sprinkled with a little Mrs. Dash salt free seasoning and 2 tablespoons of La Victoria. veggie taco prep

Okay, here is the major problem. I am starving and forget to preheat oven for the fish. The salsa and cabbage don’t taste too bad together. Change of plans, I heat up the tortillas for 22 seconds in the microwave. Place cabbage and salsa on warmed tortillas which are now soft and delicious.

Here we have home made fish tacos. Remember everything is not as it appears, lol.

One might disagree and say what a mess, but I say I was hungry, lol

Great encouraging deal both bitter and sweet

happy lemons

It has been commonly quoted “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. I am not overly fond of lemonade however I do love a great deal and really fancy “free” that is the best price. So I was quite amused when I came across this image. In a time where generosity is not so common. I suppose giving you lemons should sour(spoil) your day but I love food and tend to veer towards the positive than the negative. So for this instance I only see good, no better yet great.

Thank you for the sour lemons, though when received had a different desire for my meal working with what a had. Now your generosity ignited new vision sweet and sour chicken, lemon chicken, ceviche, lemon cake, lemon ice or perhaps sorbet and definitely a delight in salads. Literally “taking the bitter with the sweet”.  I have endless creations to unfold so do keep delivering those “free” lemons. My gain, random thoughts

Not in the spirit….

This is such a wonderful time of year. Gift giving, the smell of pine from trees, lights, ornaments. Baked delights, caroling and then there is Mz. Diamond. There is “grumpy cat”, well I have grumpy chi-weenie. She loves to dress up as she is not aware this is not the normal. I have dressed her since 8 weeks old. However she never quite gets into the holiday spirit. Hence I added an appropriate thought bubble to lend to her personality.

di and xmas