Monday, February 27, 2012


The word domestic may as well be tattooed on my forehead because everything about me screams Domestic. I have been told on more than one occasion that I was born in the wrong time period.

If I had it my way, this would be me.   

Ok, so if you know me you know that is a lie. Being a house wife never made it to my list of things I want to do. However, growing up my mom taught me how to cook and sew so I do have some domesticity in me, albeit very little. But, every once and a while I get an inkling to dust off the ol' cookbook. 

This weekend I was missing Arizona and family. The last few times I was visiting AZ my brother Adam and his friends took me on a midnight run to get gay bar tacos in phoenix. The taco stand is only opened on the weekends so that is why the homesickness set in. Naturally, to quench my homesickness I decided to make homemade gay bar tacos. 

After getting recipes and taking a trip to the Rancho Market I was ready to get started. Dave came over to help and Giulia joined us later to make the salad and try the tacos. I got all my recipes from the blog Mexico in My Kitchen.  

There were many parts to these tacos. 
* Tortillas * Tomatillo Salsa * Pico de Gallo * Meat * Assembly * Repeat 
For the tortillas you have to make the dough 

 Roll the dough into balls

Flatten them in a tortilla press

And cook them 

For the tomatillo salsa you cook the tomatillos and serrano peppers
then blend them up with onions and garlic. 

For the pico de gallo you chop up the veggies and 
mix them up with lime juice. 

After you cook and cut up the meat
then you assemble the taco! 

 I thought that they turned out great. Frankly, I was surprised how legit each item turned out. 

This post has been brought to you thanks to my mom for teaching me how to cook and Adam for introducing me to gay bar tacos. 


  1. those look AMAZING. i need to hunt down this gay bar taco place you speak of... but i need to know, where the heck did you get a tortilla press??

  2. ps - dave looks SO much like adam in that picture!