The word fiesta is overused in the Mexican food world (by me all the time) so I feel like it doesn’t have much weight here.
BUT THIS WAS A FIESTA!
Hillary came over tonight because
we wanted to watch LOST she had a new recipe to try. She had these wontons filled with a festive mixture last weekend and looked up the recipe. Coincidentally MamaPea made a very similar dish today!
Hillary’s version was super easy.
She started with Nasoya wontons and put them in mini muffin cups
Then we made a mixture of a can of black beans, about 4 ounces of grated cheddar, 1/2 a can of corn, a whole chopped tomato, a whole de-seeded and chopped jalapeno and some Southwestern spice seasoning. All mixed up.
Then we filled the cups –
And baked at 400* for 9 minutes. No more, no less!
So fun to eat!
Especially when I topped each one with a little guac and greek yogurt! Gah those garnishes make everything right.
We had roasted sweet potatoes on the side (400* for about 20 minutes tossed in olive oil, cinnamon, salt and cayenne)
And an array of salsas and chips – if we were still hungry! [We were – just a little]
After 2 episodes of LOST (Matt got home just in time!), Hillary brought out a papaya (themed appropriately for the tropical series!) and I brought out my neglected Cacao Bliss chocolate coconut butter and we had an amazing dessert!
Hillary tossed the papaya in lime juice first. I had never had it at home, and boy was this good! Very refreshing and pretty healthy on the dessert spectrum.
Headed up to bed – my next series [The Hunger Games Catching Fire] has lured me in as well. I’ve been reading an hour a night for the past 3 nights!