Hope everyone had a great weekend! We had one of those awesome weekends where we didn’t have any plans but ended up having an action packed weekend anyways. We went into the city on Saturday and enjoyed an awesome lunch with my brother & his girlfriend at an amazing authentic Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. It was a little hole-in-the wall, no frills place but the food was to die for! The hot & sour soup is something I would go back for just in itself.
Then we went over to our friend’s house for dinner and had some great food with great company. We started off the day on Sunday with a nice 6 mile run with Oto, isn’t it impressive that a Boston Terrier can run for 6-7 miles and be totally fine? He even has energy left when we get home, how is that even possible?
We’re about to head out to visit some friends for another great dinner so I’ll leave you with these AMAZING tacos I made for dinner last week.
We were in Salem last weekend and stumbled upon this great little spice store. I picked up some Chipotle powder which is fantastic! It is a great substitute for chili powder, it has a similar flavor with a nice smoky taste. If you can’t find this, you can just use chili powder in the recipe.
The best part about these? You make the brisket in the slow cooker so that it cooks all day and gets all moist & tender.
Basically all I did was line the bottom of the slow cooker with onions, put a rub on the brisket and then top with a mixture of salsa & bbq sauce.
I used some whole wheat flour tortillas and I toasted them slightly over the flame on my gas stove.
There are some meals that I’m ok giving up as the seasons change since I often fill my plate with seasonal ingredients. Tacos are not one of those items. These were a perfect way to enjoy tacos with great seasonal fall flavors.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
Could there possibly be a better store than Home Goods? Nope, I think not! It’s always full of new surprises, you can literally go back every week and find something new. AHH, LOVE IT!
I got really sad last year when they moved the T.J. Maxx in our town further away, but THEN I found out that a Home Goods was replacing it. OMG, that little bit of news literally made my week! I might visit this store more than the grocery store. Ok, maybe not, but it’s a close second.
What’s their slogan? Be Home Goods Happy? Well I’m happy, Home Goods Happy.