Since it was Cinco de Mayo she made us delicious, fruity Strawberry Mojitos and some real-deal-lucille queso to get things going.
For our main course she made a Latin meal that included rice, beans, grilled chicken and all sorts of fresh veggies. For the life of me I cannot remember the name, but I remember how great it tasted.
I decided to make my own copy-cat version for dinner one night this week...with a few of my own touches.
I am never without a couple of packages of saffron rice in my pantry.
Black beans - another pantry staple.
Some leftover corn from last night's dinner.
I had stirred in a little honey butter in to it and the way the sweet played off the other flavors was wonderful!
Chicken marinated in a little olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, cilantro, salt and pepper for about 15 minutes and then grilled over low heat 5 minutes a side.
A little bit of thinly sliced red onion is never a bad idea.
Shredded savoy cabbage and a little monterrey jack cheese means we are almost there...
To top it off: a little bit of that yummy sauce we used on our fish tacos.
This is what absolutely made this meal!
The further ahead this sauce is made, the better it tastes.
Another super simple, inexpensive and amazingly delicious meal that turned in to the best 'leftover lunches' the next day.