Saturday Morning Scene

5.07.2011

Hello friends! Happy Saturday! I’m linking up with Katie for Saturday Morning Scene.
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I started out this lovely Saturday morning with a delicious cup of coffee topped with whipped cream. Don’t worry though- I just had one cup. I don’t want Emerson to get caffeine overload.
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I’m about to jump in the shower and get ready to head out to run some errands. (Trust me- that’s a task within itself. I’m pretty  much worn out after I finish putting on make-up and blow drying my hair!) Smile
First stop- Target! I need to pick up some things for Mother’s Day. I’m also trying to find some things I need for my hospital bag. I guess with a little over 3 weeks left it’s time to finish all the little preparations.
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Then I’m heading to Wal-Mart to get supplies for our Mother’s Day lunch tomorrow. We decided to go with something easy: tacos. But we’re also going to try a new recipe we saw on Rachel Ray the other day:
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can hominy
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated or chopped
  • 2 jalapeno or serrano peppers, chopped
  • 12 large tomatillos (14 to 16 if small), peeled and coarsely chopped
  • A handful cilantro or parsley leaves
  • 3 avocados
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 package large flour tortillas
  • 1 pound pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • Sour cream, to pass at table

Directions

Place rack in oven in middle of oven and heat broiler or place oven on 400 degrees F.
Heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, a turn of the pan, in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and crumble up as it browns. While pork browns, season the meat with cumin, coriander and salt and pepper. Once browned evenly, stir in hominy and reduce heat to simmer.
While meat cooks heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a sauce pot, add onions, garlic and peppers, season with salt and pepper and sauté until softened 5 to 6 minutes. Place tomatillos and cilantro or parsley in food processor and process until almost smooth. Pour into onion and garlic mixture and simmer to mellow, 5 to 6 minutes more. Replace the processor bowl. Pit and scoop the avocado flesh into the processor, add the lime zest and juice. Add the honey, puree until smooth and season with a little salt. Stir the avocado mixture into the green sauce and remove from heat.
Char all of the tortillas over an open flame or in dry hot skillet.
In a baking dish layer sauce, tortilla, meat, cheese, tortilla, sauce, meat, cheese, etc. End with a layer of tortilla, sauce and finally cheese. Place baking dish in the oven and bake for 4 to 5 minutes until bubbly and cheese is brown. Pass sour cream at the table.

I can’t wait to try it out. It looked SO delicious when she was done making it. I’ll definitely let you know how it turns out.
What are you up to today?
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Elizabeth said...

Yum...looks delicious!! I may have to make that myself! :)

I have a bunch of errands myself to get done today...and for some reason, I just cannot get motivated!

Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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Lucy The Valiant said...

That coffee looks delish! I think Target should just be my default Saturday morning scene, I can't seem to go one weekend without ending up there, somehow!

Mrs. C said...

Best looking coffee ever! lol Have a great weekend!

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KSK said...

That Lasagna DOES look good! :)

Stopping by from SMS!
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Jennifer said...

I love the heart shaped whipped cream!!

Elena (Running in Heels After Child) said...

I like pasole, I like enchiladas and lasagna but I never would have though about putting them all together.

Looks good, you will have to let us know how it turns out.

Happy Mothers Day,

elena

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