Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Avocado and Shrimp Tacos

(repost of recipe from 2010)

Relaxed.



That's how I'm feeling right now. We are currently vacationing at the beach. We've had some delicious food shared with wonderful company. The kids have playmates and it's like a never ending sleepover with 3 kids in the same room each night. We've been to the beach each morning and then have found other touristy things to do in the afternoon. Today I took a nice long walk on the beach with my oldest and relished the simple act of walking hand in hand with my little man who is growing up way too fast.


Tonight we decided on family taco night and I decided shake things up with my own Shrimp and avocado combination. Inspired by the atmosphere and my love for both these foods, the end result was my own little slice of heaven.


Shrimp & Avocado Tacos
Layer in this order
Flour Tortillas (small)
Refried Beans (1 tbsp per taco)
Sredded lettuce (1/4 c. per taco)
Shredded cheddar cheese (1 tsp per taco)
Diced tomatoes (1 tsp per taco)
Diced White Onion (1 tsp per taco)
Shrimp (31-4o ct, 4 per taco)We steamed our shrimp but any preparation would work.
Sliced Avocado (2 slices per taco)
You can top with any favorites like sour cream, salsa, fresh cilantro or whatever you like.
Avocados are rich in nutrients and contain more than 20 different vitamins per serving. They are said to help prevent such diseases as breast cancer and strokes and have also proven to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. The best part is...they are really yummy on top of all that.



Friday, May 24, 2013

Red Guitar ~ Wine Review



Hailing from Spain, This Red Guitar Navarra is a combination of Tempranillo(55%) and Garnacha(45%). The label jumped out at me and begged me to purchase it. I will add it to my label collection (another wine/art project in the works).

The Spaniards believe in living la bueno vida (the good life). It is evident in their music, food and wines and this blend is a perfect example of their enthusiasm for the finer things.

Wine Maker's Notes~

Tempranillo(pronounced temp-ran-ee-oh)

Tempranillo is Spain's star native grape and is fairly low in sugar and acid content, but with brilliant aromatics and bright fruit characters. It tends to be extremely age worthy and ideal for blending with

Garnacha
(also known as Grenache)

Garnacha is the most widely planted grape variety in the world and thrives in warm, dry regions. It produces wines of great concentration and flavor, with explosive raspberry fruit characters and soft tannins.

Red Guitar Old Vine Tempranillo Garnacha
Together, these varieties combine to produce a rich, smooth and luscious wine full of ripe raspberry and blackberry flavors on a long, soft finish.


My Notes~

Color~ Purplish red, bold and translucent.

Aroma~ Smokey cherries with cinnamon.

Taste~ Raspberries with a hint of vanilla and oak. Medium bodied with a long, smooth finish.

Vision~ This flavorful varietal makes me envision my many (okay, 3) Vegas vacations. It would be great alone to sip on while playing in the casino, and could hold up to any fair, whether it was accompanying a fine grilled fillet or entertaining my palate with one of the bountiful buffets. It would go well with either.

Check it out for yourself. I'd love to hear your thoughts.