Posted in Recipes

Black Bean Tacos with Guacamole

Who doesn’t like a good taco even if it isn’t on Tuesday? I know I haven’t blogged in such a long time. So much has been going on, I was even thinking of hanging up this whole blogging gig but I did end up missing sharing my recipes and thoughts so here is a fun recipe I thought to share.

I made these tacos for Cinco de Mayo since it fell on a Tuesday, yes I love a great celebration, even if it is just for me and yes I love Taco Tuesdays! Did you know it has been around since 1982 but Taco John’s filed for a trademark in 1989? I had no idea its been a thing for so long and there is actually a trade mark for it, who knew. Thank you Google.

Any way lets get to the very easy recipe. First the Guacamole recipe. It is easy with only a few ingredients, I kept it basic.

Guacamole:

Avocados ( I used two)

1/2 Tomato diced

1/4 White Onion diced

1 Tablespoon Chunky Paste Garlic ( I love garlic so you may want less or even more)

Cilantro diced the amount is per your taste I used about 1 Tablespoon

1 Fresh Lime squeezed

Your choice of Hot Sauce, Salt/Pepper to taste

Peel and dice the avocados, add rest of ingredients. I like mine chunky so I just I just did a quick mash of the avocados but you can use a food processor if you wish.

Now for the these amazing Tacos!

Black bean Tacos:

1 can of black beans drained and rinsed

1/4 white onion diced

1 Tablespoon of chunky garlic paste

1 Tablespoon of chunky red pepper paste ( or less if you prefer)

Salt/Pepper per taste

1 small package of white corn tortillas

Grated Cheese (optional)

Add all but the beans to a hot pan that has a small amount of oil then sauté when the onions are almost transloosent add the beans to warm them then do a quick mash leaving some chunks. Remove pan from heat.

Next;

In a small pan add oil, heat the oil to a pretty hot temperature. As the pan and oil heat up get one corn tortilla that is slightly warm (makes taco easier to fold, you can warm up the tortillas by warping them in a damp cloth in a microwave) place a small amount of the bean mixture on half of tortilla and if you are using cheese add some grated cheese at this time, place in the hot oil and fold. let it start to get brown then flip to cook the other side. This should go fast so you do need to stay by the stovetop.

Serve the tacos with the guacamole and top with extra cilantro, enjoy. This is not the healthiest of tacos I eat but they are quick and easy even if you do need to stay and watch the tacos.

Posted in Uplifting

Waiting

I have found that waiting on somethings is not my strong suit. Sure I have been told that I have the patients of a saint but that is not with everything. It seems that these last few years I have been in the waiting room of life.

I think back to the times when I have waited in the cold uncomfortable hospital waiting room for the news of a loved ones update. Where every move would make me look up in hope that I might get word but as each movement comes and goes nothing. The cleaning crews come by, the staff hurry past with their jobs to do. Others come to sit and wait for news of their loved one and then it seems that they get word. I would see the smile with relief on their faces then they move on and then I am left once again waiting. I would go to get a drink just to change my scenery not for the fact I was thirsty but thinking the change will do me good. I come back to a new group of people ask the nurse if there is any word but get told no with a kind smile and a it should be soon.

I sit back down and wait.

Somehow it should comfort me that the common thread of being human is waiting. We all go through it, we all wait for

Covid-19 to be less of a worry

Test Results

Important Pappers

An answer to a prayer

A loved ones results

A job offer…….Our heart to mend.

What ever the wait I feel you, I have been waiting for way to long and perhaps today I am just a little more worn out and tired of the wait. I do have comfort in knowing I am not alone, yes I know other people are waiting but what helps even on these days that the wait is just so hard. I know I have God, I had my prayer time and devotional this morning and what was in it for me to read but the story of Hannah. Now this lady new something about waiting. She waited to have a child but didn’t have one for years and during the time of waiting she was made fun off. Talk about salt in the wounds. God is so good, he new I woke with a heavy heart and needed comfort and a reminder. He always gives me just what I am in need of. I may be in this uncomfortable waiting room of life but after reading about Hannah I knew that even though this wait is hard I have something to do while I wait, I will praise Him.

1 Samuel 1:10-11 10In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the LORD, weeping bitterly. 11And she made a vow, saying, “LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”

God heard Hannah and in time she gave birth to Samuel.