What a lazy weekend. It was rainy and cold all weekend. (Yuck!) I did my best to stay inside and dry. I spent lots of time curled up the couch with my favorite furry friends.
But to alleviate the boredom and in an effort to salvage some of my time off I indulged in some of my favorite local Waco restaurants. I think it is really important (and fun) to support my local community. There are a variety of local restaurants that offer types of food I don’t always get the chance to enjoy. As you will figure out, Mexican food is my favorite non-bakery café food!
Saturday morning started off with a trip to Leal’s. A family-run taqueria in Hewitt. They have the best tortillas. Their salsa verde is spicy and smoky and really delicious on a giant breakfast taco. It warms you up from the inside out. Saturday night was a football game at Rosatti’s pizza. It is a Chicago style pizza joint that specializes in homemade dough and deep dish pizzas. I shared a pepperoni and sausage pizza with friends and added lots of spicy jalapenos to the top of the crispy double dough crust. After church on Sunday, I got treated to Lolita’s. Yes – another family-run taqueria. They use a Monterrey jack cheese that makes all the difference. They freshly shred huge blocks of it and generously melt it all over their flavorful taco fillings. I love their crispy bacon. Their salsa is served warm and is so delicious made into queso with the same Monterrey jack cheese. Sunday night was the ultimate indulgence at Ninfas. A bowl of hot chicken soup and a fresh green salad alongside a fajita beef taco on a homemade flour tortilla…
Don’t you worry, tonight is grilled tuna and salad. Back to the real world. Spin class this morning was ROUGH! I hope all of you enjoyed your weekend. I’ll be working on some new recipes this week as we look forward to a special Valentine’s Day Dinner here at The Olive Branch. Make plans now to attend if you can! We will have limited seating and a special menu.