I love that I am having another boy and I love that Hudson is going to have a little brother. Is this the end of baby making for us, who knows? I learned long ago that whenever I say I would never do something it turns out that 100% I am. Would I try for the sole purpose of maybe having a girl? No. We still rock dolls to sleep, cook together, have tea parties, put hair spray in our hair and share the sweetest hugs and kisses, what more could any Mommy ask for?
During all this I made some amazing Baked Black Bean Taquitos. I thought taquitos were just deep fried fast food items or only found in the frozen food section of the grocery store. I never thought to make them at home, until I found this recipe on Pintrest (oh time sucking Pintrest). These are fast, healthy and delicious. From what I can gather they are not 100% authentic Mexican originating in San Diego California, but that minor detail is not going to stop me.
Serves: 8 pieces
1/2 medium yellow onion
1 clove garlic
1 small jalapeno (optional)
1/2 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup black beans (rinsed)
1/4 cup cilantro
8 corn tortillas
1/2 cup Colby Jack Cheese or low fat cheddar
Canola oil for brushing
Preheat oven to 425˚ and bring a medium/large pot of water to a simmer.
In a pan, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion and pepper until onion becomes translucent. Stir in garlic, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and continue to cook for 1-2 more minutes. Add in black beans and cilantro, cooking until beans are heated through- two to three minutes more.
Turn off pot of water. Taking one corn tortilla at a time, dip in hot water for 3-4 seconds. Place on a cutting board and scoop one spoonful of black bean filling and a hefty pinch of cheese on top. Roll tight and place seam side down on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Repeat until all the filling is used. Brush each piece lightly with oil.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until the corn tortilla is a light brown color. Adapted from here.