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Monday, March 1, 2010

A - Z Monday ~ The Fantastic Food Letter F

This is a CUP of French Onion Soup that I had in December at Papa Byrd's Bistro in N. Idaho. I know I've said this before, but this place has amazing food. Everything fresh and homemade and as you can see---good size portions. Is it any wonder I have trouble loosing weight when I go home?? (Their signature soup, Butternut Squash Jalapeño is out of this world!) Here is the start of Mama Cassie's fajitas. First I julienne a green & red bell pepper and a whole onion. Then I lightly sauté them in olive oil and set aside, leaving any oil in my pan.
Next I brown (in this case I had baked the chicken strips previously) some chicken breast strips and add fajita sauce and stir. For my sauce I use Lowry's Fajita's spices and rather than just adding water to them I also add some vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. And, I mix it up at least a day ahead. This really gives an extra kick to the fajitas.
After the chicken is nicely coated I then reintroduce the veggies and get them nice and coated with sauce and brown up a bit more. Finally I add chopped tomatoes and stir for about a minute. It's that easy!
Now all that you have to do is serve with a plate of warm flour tortillas, sour cream and perhaps some fresh guacamole. Yum yum.
Some of you might have noticed that I have a table cloth under my frying pan. Yes, I always keep an old table cloth handy in my kitchen for when I have anything that might splatter. I HATE splattered oil and even worse, cleaning it up, so I take precautions to make clean up much easier. I also use a splatter screen to help prevent a mess. Another cleaning tip is to keep a vinegar soaked or soapy sponge close by and always clean up immediately when something spills or splatters. Your welcome.

love, Martha, er I mean Cassie

ps-Please stop by Jen's blog for more A-Z foodsters!


Rev. Paul said...

I absolutely HAVE to stop reading your food posts when I'm hungry. Wow, that looks good!

Dimple said...

This looks and sounds delicious! I alos scrolled down to your last food post, and it made me hungry, too. I think I agree with Rev. Paul!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Yes, it all sounds delish!

Grandma J said...

Cassie, your fajitas is authentic! I've never made it, I just order it in restaurants.
Thank you for sharing your helpful hint on the table cloth under things that might splatter. I hate cleaning up oil or splattered spaghetti sauce etc from my couter top.

Margaret said...

I shouldn't be reading these blogs right before dinner. Man, that looks good!
P.S.- I have a Trader Joe's just around the corner. I'm going to pick up falafel next time I go!

Dorothy said...

That looks like something I'd like to make (and eat)!!! Nice choice and thanks for posting the pictures.

Loui said...

Hi Cassie..
I love Fajitas..
bought or homemade..
and French Onion Soup..
gotta have it when I eat
out at a Fancy Rest-u-rant!
dang it all!
looking at all these delicious foods..
have made my mouth water
and my tummy talking (begging)..
still another hour til dinner...
warmest hugs, laughing smiles!

Jen said...

Happy Monday Martha! :)
Onion Soup for Rob--but he can go buy that somewhere. ha
Now your Fajitas look Fab to me! I need to start doing a little more Southwest in the kitchen.

joated said...

It all looks so good!

Mumsy said...

Oh that's yummy..I love chicken fajita! Gorgeous colors..

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how I love fajitas, Cassie. When George and I go to our favorite Mexican restaurant here, we always buy the Fajitas for Two dish... Talk about YUMMY---but probably not as good as yours.


Ben said...

Man, I shouldn't be reading your posts right before BED - now I have this ridiculous hankering that I am just going to have to ignore.

Daisy said...

Yum! They both look great, Cassie! I like your choices this week. Happy Monday to you! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Thank you!!!! :0
I love Fajits...french onion soup? I had a bad experience with that about 25 years ago, and can't forget it.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Looks really delicious!

To answer your question on my blog, my stove/oven is a Maytag. Sorry to hear that you had a similar issue with yours. Same brand by chance?

Also wanted to say thanks for the follow on my blog. =D

Vicki said...

HI Cassie!
Glad you stopped over to Change in a Bottle and cleared up the questions on the photo! haha
I just went to see your other blog with the Norway stuff...Love it. I think you may like what's going on over at my other blog
All My Yesterdays..
Or just go back to Change in a Bottle and click on the link below the header...
Let me know what you think..
Have a great day!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Pretty lady, you ROCK! I've never cooked homemade fajitas, always get them when we go out to eat. Your look amazing! Mmmmm, wish you lived closer. I'd be over for a late night snack. Tee hee. :-)

John Gray said...

i need to loose a few lbs!!!

John Poole said...

Ooooh, I love french onion soup! And the fajitas look positively scrummy! (A contraction of scrumptious and yummy, apparently - I just picked that phrase up from some one a bit younger than me :-) Hope all is well by you and Patrick! ~John

Spiderdama said...

Looks good!:-)

Noah the Airedale said...

Well YUM!!!!!
We are all drooling here.

The pinkies are travelling to New York City then doing a loop around New England. We know this isnt exactly close to Idaho. They are more than happy to meet up with anyone who wants to meet up lol. The closest they will be to Idaho is Wilkes Barre as they are catching up with some other airedale friends.

Noah (who is bound for the kennel come May...sigh)

訂晚餐 said...

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Stine in Ontario said...

Mmmmmm! It's almost lunchtime here! This is making me feel soooo hungry.