Thursday, March 18, 2010

tacos and cupcakes, of course!

I had my friend Liz over for dinner tonight. Jude made his fabulous tacos that are becoming a favorite in our household. That pork shoulder that he cooks in a unique (and varied every time) blend of charred tomatillos, charred scallions, garlic, oregano, cinammon, honey, cumin, coriander, onions, chili powder, bitter orange juice, vinegar, and a little bit of beer is TO DIE FOR. I eat the leftovers as tacos or just the meat by itself. Tonight's tacos also included a homemade slaw to add some tang and some home-pickled red onions to give them some acidity. And the cilantro on top=perfect. I feel sad for you if you are one of the people who is missing the taste bud necessary for cilantro to taste good. You have no idea what you're missing! And the black beans on the side are soaked and cooked from dry to avoid the BPA lurking in canned beans.

Liz brought me a favorite treat--cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery! Yum!

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