Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chicken Tacos and Rice

Feb 05 2014

I did work up an appetite today; had 8 inches of snow to blow out of the driveway and about a foot outback to shovel. I have to shovel enough out back so the dog can keep his equipment out of the snow!

We had a few warmer days and got some cooking done on the smoker. It will be back to the teens for seven days so will be cooking inside again for a while.

I didn’t buy any salsa at the grocery and had two cans of tomatoes so made some fresh salsa. I know out of the can but they taste fresher than hot house from the grocery. I did 4 or 5 pulses in the food processor to get the tomatoes chopped up. I added some small diced celery and green pepper and some sliced onions, cumin, lime juice, hot sauce and a touch of olive oil. I placed in the fridge several hours to all get happy.

I did a cup of rice in my rice cooker and when it went to warm hold I added a can of vacuum packed corn I had heated up and some sautéed onions, peppers and asparagus, salt, chili powder and cumin. I kept that on warm while I did the chicken for the tacos. The chicken was some leftovers and some thighs I smoked yesterday, a pound and a half. I used a packet of McCormick’s seasoning for chicken tacos.

I made up the tacos for the wife and me; chicken, Mexican cheese, salsa, lettuce and sour cream. We had some salsa on the plate that tasted good mixed in with the rice. I forgot the avocado I had for me, the wife doesn’t like it. I have plenty of leftovers to give the son and family and our supper tomorrow night. It tasted pretty darn good.

Salsa ingredients

Ready to mix up

Ready for the fridge

Onions, peppers and asparagus sauteing

The chicken

One taco made

My supper


  1. Looks great! Love the wood spice drawers in one of your pictures too.

  2. I just now saw your comment, thanks. The spice cabinet is probably 100 yrs. old. Welcome to the site and hope you enjoy it. Don