Wednesday, March 11, 2009

HOOTIE who!!!

So yesterday was a big day! Yoga, job interview, Mexican, Tejano music by Calexico, Hootie and the Blow Fish's lead singer Darius Rucker. The day just kept getting better and better. I'll skip to the good stuff- dinner. I went over to the boys' apartment on Leroy to enjoy a Mexican feast. Jimbo and Eug did the shopping and most of the cooking- chicken and steak fajitas and nachos. Mm mmm. Jimbo marinated the chicken in lime and cooked it in the frying pan along with a side of peppers and onions. Eug seasoned the steak and cooked it in a frying pan. Oh and important side note, garlic butter is fantastic addition to the fajitas! Probably to anything! I was allowed to assist in making the guacamole- according Stephanie March (from Law and Order SVU) it is pronounced wokamole. My advice is put all of the ingredients in large bowl before mixing them together to avoid smooth guacamole.

Ingredients (serves 5):

  • 5 Avocado (keep 3 pits to prevent guacamole from browning, 1 avocado per person should do it)
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 lime
  • 2 jalapenos
  • cilantro to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Halve the avocados, scoop out with a spoon and place in large bowl
  2. Squeeze lime over the avocado to prevent browning
  3. Finely chop onion, tomatoes and jalapeno, place in bowl
  4. Add salt and pepper and cilantro to taste
  5. Mix with a fork until desired consistency
  6. Enjoy on fajitas and nachos!

So the best part of the night was going to City Winery to enjoy Calexico and a guest appearance by Darius Rucker! He was great- who doesn't love Hootie?! And at the end of the show, I said F it and approached him. And then went back up to him and took a picture with Eug's iphone. The lightening was pretty bad in the venue so Hootie, I mean Darius, suggested we go outside to take the pic. I think I'm in love! And not to toot my own horn, but it's my blog so I will, he said I was stunning. What a night! Oh and at City Winery they have great music and really good wine in a wide range of prices. We bought a Pinot Noir from Chile called Veranda. It was great and inexpensive even considering the mark up. Well it was a great night, so thank you to the Leroy gents and to Calexico for bringing me and Darius together.


  1. love making guac - one tip: when chopping the tomatoes if you take out the seeds before you add them you avoid making your guac at all watery from the water in the tomato seed area. haha just a tip from chef maria