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Tomahawk Steak Carne Asada

EAT, family meals By November 17, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 24 Comments

Tomahawk Steak Carne AsadaRarely do I feel as if I could take on Bobby Flay or Giada De Laurentiis. But I have discovered a secret weapon for busy mothers who haven’t been to the grocery store alone in nearly a decade, let alone had time to develop unique Mexican sauces in a traditional style. In my household, my partner is BBQ grill-obsessed, and our new Weber has been a huge success. While he grills, my roll is to prepare veggies and sauces – between kids, laundry, working and filling out a myriad of school permission slips! So I must admit that I don’t do everything from (ahem) scratch.

Here’s how we went Mexican Gourmet using tomahawk steaks:

Mexican Tomahawk Steak Carne Asada Tacos

1 T. taco seasoning
1 t. garlic powder 
4 Limes
3 Avocados
Garnish

1. Marinate the steaks in lime juice for 2 hours.
2. Heat the grill to 400 degrees.
3. Rub the steaks with seasoning.
Tomahawk Steak Tacos4. Place the steaks on the grill – approximately 10 minutes each side for medium.
5. Prepare the guacamole by mixing the seasoning mix included in the dinner kit with chopped avocados.
6. Chop the tomahawk steaks after allowing them to rest for 5 minutes and assemble your delectable tacos.

Mexican Citrus

 

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A Back to School Goal: Exciting Family Dinners

EAT, family meals By August 21, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

exciting family dinner plansSummer is so great.  Salad from the garden.  Beach dinners prepackaged at the grocery store.  The 2 for 1 Tuesday Whole Foods pizza deal.  Thankfully there are berries in the garden because I’ve been pretty lax on feeding my family interesting, well-balanced dinners.  A goal I always implement for September is to get life back on track after a summer of fun.  This year at the top of my list for back to school is exciting family dinners.

I wouldn’t say that I’m in a meal rut – I love to cook and develop recipes and experiment.  I’ve just been (gasp) lazy this summer.  Lazy and tired.  So the thought of a meal plan that forces me to experiment is quite exciting.  The plan should eliminate stress, save money at the store and get the kids excited for what is to come.  Mexican has always been a favourite of the family – making our own tacos to assert our personalities and experimenting with spices, meats and fresh ingredients to excite the tastebuds.  (Food fights optional).

weekly meal plan

So when I created this plan, I’ve slotted in two Mexican-inspired nights.  As an ambassador I’ll be developing recipes using Old El Paso dinner kits.  I promise to be creative and share our new recipes on UrbanMommies and Pinterest. In the meantime head over to the Old El Paso Facebook page and see how they’re experimenting. Happy eating amigos!

What recipes would you like to see in each of our nightly categories?

Disclosure – I am participating in the Old El Paso Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills, and received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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