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Tracy Tries: The First Recipe from Tex Mex Cooking 101

Tex Mex Cooking

January 28, 2019

Hello and welcome back to another Tracy Tries blog! If you don’t remember, or if this is your first Tracy Tries blog, let me recap. I am trying different DIY projects from resources that Mid-Continent Public Library subscribes to, and I’m currently enrolled in Tex Mex Cooking 101 from Universal Class.

Admittedly, I’m terrified of this whole process, but on with the show! In Lesson 2, I had to make one of the following three recipes: Tequila Fajitas, Spicy Texas Potato Salad, or Tex Mex Soup. As soon as I finished the lesson, I thought, “What did I get myself into?!”

Let’s pause for a second because there are a few things you need to know about me:

  1. I don’t eat spicy foods.
  2. I’m not adventurous with food, but I’ll try it as long as it smells ok.
  3. If it’s a green liquid, I will NOT touch it (think green smoothies, soups, etc.).

With those things and my family’s preferences in mind, I decided to go with the Spicy Texas Potato Salad. I immediately noticed the course was giving me recipes that paired well together; however, I decided to make the potato salad with an Easy Mexican Casserole that my family loves. Let’s see how I did!

First, I peeled, cubed, and boiled the potatoes.

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While the potatoes cooled, I diced some green onions and prepped the other ingredients.

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Once the potatoes were completely cool, I mixed the ingredients together.

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Voila! Dinner was served! 

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The Verdict: My family loved it! I, on the other hand, thought the Dijon mustard was a tad too much. I would definitely make it again, but I’d adjust the Dijon. 


In addition, this course is incredibly informative, but the written recipe didn’t match the video, so I followed the written recipe. The lesson also had little snippets about how and why the recipes qualified as Tex Mex, which I loved! 
What do you think? Would you like this recipe?


Next up is Lesson 3 in the Tex Mex Cooking 101 course from Universal Class. I may have snuck a peek at the upcoming lessons, and they’re going to get progressively harder! 

Tracy M. 
Electronic Resources Department

 

Comments

Yea! I love this.

From Mandy (not verified)
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:49am

I didn't realize there was a Tex Mex class! This looks delicious and since I am cooking-challenged I will have to try it.

From Ambrarian (not verified)
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 08:49pm

It's so much fun! I love looking at the discussion groups to see what others have made. 

From Tracy Maddox
Fri, 02/01/2019 - 02:05pm

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