Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sweet Chile Pork Tacos

 Fiesta is in full swing here. We honestly don't do a lot of it. Tomorrow night there is a Family Fiesta Event at a church down the street. It will be fun for the boys, I hope. I'll just enjoy the festivities in my own home. My thermostat just said 91* We've had little rain in April, so I'm hopeful that we'll get something to make the summer doable. 
 I'm using an old runner from World Market. I love this one. It reminds me of a Mexican blanket.  I've had it for years and probably got it with a birthday coupon! The clearance napkins from Target have the same turquoise hues, so it worked really well. 
Mexican cobalt goblets and margarita glasses from Pier One, Ross and Marshall's fit perfectly with Mexican Talavera salt & peppers shakers and my 'tortilla warmer' that will hold the Sweet Chile Pork for dinner.
The two cobalt glass bowls were bought at Marshall's years ago, but said Made in Romania. They're great for salsa. 
The festive tortilla holder is from El Mercado in downtown San Antonio. I believe it was the original Farmer's Market for San Antonio, but don't quote me on that!
 I'm using JB Denmark Blue with my rattan chargers and Wallace Antique Bead Stainless.
The small salad bowls are from Walmart years ago and the large salad bowl is from Target a couple years back. The salad tongs are new from World Market. I had seen them a month ago and just got and email coupon, so I snagged them up.
  Sweet Chile Pork Tacos

Pork butt or Pork Loin Roast
Onion (I used one white and 1/2 red)
Sweet peppers (I used 5 small ones)
Chicken Broth
1 can tomatoes
salt & pepper
1-2 tsp parsley
1 tsp chili powder

In a large dutch oven, sear the pork in a couple tablespoons of Olive Oil. Add onions, peppers and tomatoes. Salt and pepper. Add parsley and chili powder. Cover with Chicken Broth (about half a box) Put in a 275* oven for 4-6 hours until you can shred it...
  It's still in my oven, so I'll take pictures of dinner and add to this post!! 
I serve mine in a tortilla with shredded cabbage, cheese, guacamole and salsa! Enjoy!!! is the finished product. 
 I opted for Iced Tea with mint from my mom just gave me this pot of mint and I took some more to replant...I hope it works, her mint leaves are huge!!
Here is what I've been working on...adding rocks to our garden, growing herbs and summer vegetables. Gardening is so therapeutic for me. I love walking out my door and being greeted by this. It's small by some standards, but it's mine:)
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Alycia Nichols said...

Heavens to Betsy...that looks good! Now you have me craving Mexican food!!!! I was doing so well today, but nooo-ooo-ooo! You come along with this delicious- looking pork and ruin it all! :-) now I'm going to HAVE to have a margarita and fix something taco-esque! I really like the runner! Very cool! The napkins work really well with it, and all the blue on the table really reminds me of an elegant Mexican table setting! Can't talk anymore...the avocadoes are begging to be squished into guacamole, and the limes are asking to be squeezed within an inch of their little green lives to make margaritas! Have a fun evening!

ellen b. said...

Great theme. Wonderful table. Good lookin Mexican food. It all looks good to me!

Aledia said...

M-m-m that food looks delish!! Your table is so lovely, I really like the chargers!

Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

PAT said...

The meal looks delicious! Wonderful table, too.

Marlis said...

OOh my now i want some of this.. This looks amazing. Mexican food is my therapy! Yep it is.. Love how pretty your table is. The tortilla warmer is a perfect serving piece. Love the glasses too! Viva Cinco de Mayo! xo marlis

Entertaining Women said...

I just had Mexican food tonight, but the table didn't hold a candle to your wonderful design. I love how beautifully the Blue Denmark integrated with all the diverse elements in your tablescape. Thanks for inviting us for a break. Cherry Kay

kitty said...

Pretty table and great looking meal!!

Mary said...

Your pork tacos look mouthwatering! I would have to have a margarita to go along with it though :) Love the shots of your garden~ your mint is going to take off like wild fire!

Martha said...

What a great looking dinner and an even prettier table but, of course, I LOVE anything blue and white!

Scribbler said...

I am with ALycia on this! I am now craving something Mexicanish. This looks sooo good!

Love the tortilla holder basket. I have been to that marketplace -- my in-laws live in the SA area.

Your blues and turquoises work so well together -- I am going to remember to try that.

Barbara said...

Isn't it wonderful to just step outside and get the herbs you need? I love that feeling. This is such a pretty table. We had pork tacos Tuesday night but they weren't as yummy as these look. I just love how you used your pretty dishes with everything. I wouldn't have thought to use them on a Mexican themed table and they work perfectly!


Your garden looks gorgeous and so inviting! Your white and blue dishes are so pretty and the food looks yummy! Gorgeous setting. Thanks for your wonderful comments.

Jacqueline said...

Oh the table is just beautiful and the color of the blue glasses is outstanding. I love the soft color of the runner.

This kind of pork is one of my favorite dishes! Looks fabulous and your garden is already so lush and perfect!

Kathleen said...

The runners are great, but I LOVE your taco basket! So colorful.
Your garden is looking good, lots of work, I know!
Now your recipe looks good, but you know I am Irish, so nothing spicy for me. I will have to make an Irish version, lol!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish, Meredith! Enjoy your weekend.

Elsa said...

I am in love with your Mexican talavera. Seriously, they are just beautiful. I collect pottery, and Mexican pottery is high on my list.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great table! I am looking forward to a Mexican table and food later this week!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Meridith,
Your table is just perfect for a Mexican Fiesta, it looks so festive. Your Sweet Chile Pork Tacos will be delicious and I can't wait to try them. Your recipe looks awesome. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Me And My Sweets said...

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Have a nice day!


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