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Camping in the GWNF

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Megan and I took a short trip to camp the other night in the GWNF, west of Harrisonburg. Here are a few pictures from the trip:

Megan’s Crab Cakes

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Rock Shrimp

Monday, December 12th, 2011

As a birthday gift, Mom and Dad sent me rock shrimp from Florida.

Megan prepared them perfectly, as always.

Steaks and Corn on the Grille

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Fajitas

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Last night we made some excellent Fajitas.

Ingredients (serves 3-4):

  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1.5 lbs of chicken breast
  • extra large burrito tortillas
  • Worcestershire sauces
  • re-fried beans
  • olive oil
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded monterey jack cheese

Begin by cutting up the unions and peppers into pieces roughly 1/4″ wide and 3″ long.  Heat up a thin layer of oil in a 12″ skillet.  Add onions and peppers.  Continue stirring and adding oil as needed – if you don’t these can burn easily (as James figure out).  Add Worcestershire sauce.  Cook until the onions begin to caramelize.

While the veggies are cooking – cut up the chicken into little strips and mix up the fajita seasoning mix:

  • 1.5 teaspoon of cumin ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano dried, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of chili powder

Add the chicken to the skillet and begin cooking them with the veggies.  Begin mixing in the seasoning mix.

Stir the mixture in the skillet well to ensure the chicken gets cooked on all sides.  Once the pink is gone, cook for only a couple minutes longer.

Heat up the refried beans.  You can do this in the microwave for two minutes.

Heat the tortillas in the microwave.

Serve by spreading a light coat of beans on the inside of the fajita.  Add the hot mixture of meat and veggies,  then sprinkle with the cheeses.  Enjoy… we did!