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Jerk Shrimp Taco with Pina Colada Crema

Tacos are such an easy meal and even though we like the typical ground beef taco we are always up for a new twist.  I found this idea on pinterest and changed it up to fit what we had on hand. 
The original recipe said to 'drizzle' the crema, but mine was too thick to drizzle so I piped it on.   Also, I subbed canned pineapple instead of fresh pineapple.  The taste was still delicious though.

The original recipe called for a homemade jerk marinade.  We could've done it, but I already had dry jerk seasoning in the pantry so hubby combined it with some OJ and soy sauce to make a marinade.  It worked out very well.  We subbed green cabbage instead of red and used a Pineapple Habanero Sauce that we had in the fridge instead of a homemade pineapple salsa.  And even though I know that the fresh grilled pineapple salsa would've been absolutely delicious, the sauce sub was also very, extremely tasty.   And for hubby, this taco beat out our favorite Salmon Taco!  So yeah, de…

Raspberry Picking with Alexander

Two weeks ago we took Alexander raspberry picking.  He dressed up in long sleeves and pants to protect his legs from the raspberry vines and his rainy day boots in hopes of a puddle to splash in.







Vegetable Delivery

A couple of weeks ago we decided to stain the front deck and surprisingly both kids were eager to help out. They did an awesome job!  It was great to be outside and to be productive.


Later in the day my cousin dropped by with a selection of fresh picked vegetables from their garden. It is fair to say that I have no excuses for not eating salads as I have a great supply of mixed leaf lettuce.

We decided to sautée the Swiss chard with balsamic vinegar, sliced garlic, and sunflower seeds to add some crunch.  We had decided to try cooking the stems as well, but they were pretty strong.  Maybe next to we'll stick to the leaf only, like we usually do.