While living in San Antonio, Texas and working at a Mexican restaurant I fell in love with this Mexican Stew. It is so flavorful and delicious that it is in my top 3 favorite dishes to make that's Mexican. Regular beef stew does not compare to the taste of this stew. I had to learn how to make it myself because since I left Texas I have not been able to find this at any Mexican restaurant, in Ohio that is. Not sure why, because if I owned a Mexican restaurant it would be on the menu EVERY day!! It is incredible and anyone that tries it falls in love with it too. Now, you can adjust this to your spicy heat level by omitting some of the peppers but they do add to the unique flavor of this stew. I just made this last night and let it cook in the crockpot on low for 10 hours. When we woke in the morning the aroma of this stew was drifting through the entire house! Oh my......I couldn't wait and had a Carne Guisada taco for breakfast. LOL This can also be eaten over some rice or even noodles too. I always eat this in a flour tortilla with some Mexican cheese and a small dollup of sour cream.
One of our favorite summertime salads is Caprese Salad. I mean we can't get enough of it, especially when garden ripe tomatoes are in season. We found some beautiful bigger than large cherry tomatoes but smaller than Roma tomatoes and came up with these little beauties. They are a "one bite wonder." Not only are they beautiful, they are fun and they just scream summertime and freshness. Fix them for your next BBQ, potluck or dinner party. Your dinner guests and friends will be so impressed! That is IF you can make it out of the house with them. Betcha can't eat just 5! Photo is ours.