I don’t like summer cooking. I always have ideas of fresh salads and grilled meats. But in reality it ends up being a bowl of cereal or a hot dog at the ball park more often than I would like to admit. I don’t like to heat the kitchen if I don’t have to. So it’s not that I don’t cook in the summer, it’s just not much. Once autumn rolls around though, I can’t stop cooking. Kinda inspires me.
One thing we could eat all summer with no complaints though, is produce.
Have you ever seen a yellow watermelon before? I hadn’t until my mother in law gave us one. Kevin picked up a second one 2 days later. It tastes delicious and just like a pink watermelon-only sweeter. This was our simple dinner last Friday as I scrambled at 5:00 to fill some rumbling tumblings.
I ended up with beef fajitas and yellow watermelon. It was a keeper all the way around. The fajitas are just dry ranch dressing mix (2 tbsp.) and dry taco seasoning (4 tbsp.) combined to coat 2 lbs. of sirloin steak (thanks for the steaks, Mom!) cut into long 1/2 strips. Add sliced green and orange peppers and 1 onion. Stir-fry them all together and roll them in tortillas with cheddar cheese.
They aren’t complicated. You may already make them, but the ranch and taco mix is a yummy combo. They almost tasted as good as Don Pablos. ALMOST.