My friend Lori’s son Zachary is graduating next Thursday. The years have flown by. I vividly remember when Zach was born. Lori was a young and healthy mother to be at 24 but her blood pressure spiked to over 200 when she went into labor. Little man Zach come into the world a whopping 4 pounds and 4 ounces. I took one look at the handsome devil and reported that he was premature. He had the cute little peanut shaped head, he was covered in fur, blond put still covered and he was tiny. The docs told Lori he had IUGR (intrauterine growth retardation). They use the term restriction now. Retardation has negative connotations. I stuck to my guns. As a hospital audiologist, I knew my babies. A few years later, Zach’s doctor confirmed what I knew all along. Brilliant man. In the end, I guess it did not matter how he came into the world just that he did.
Now, he is graduating and headed to The Citadel in Charleston SC. His mom is so proud and she should be. I see some road trips in our future. Charleston is a foodie’s paradise. Justine’s Kitchen, Hymen’s Seafood, Magnolia’s, Poogan’s Porch. Glory, outside of New Orleans I have never found a town where I like the food more. Plus, my college friend Cindy lives there also!
As you can see, Zachary is not little anymore but he will always be Little Man to his mother. This is Lori and Z on Senior Night. He is a trumpet player in the Clover High School band in Clover SC. A funny coincidence is that Clover HS is where my daughter, the staff photographer would have attended if I had not adopted her and moved her to Charlotte. Clover is an awesome school. Many, many scholarships were awarded to their students this year. Congratulations ZMS! Dream big!
My neighbor has had a hard month. She had to have surgery. Now, it looks like the surgeon will need to go back in to fix a stitch that is too tight. Liz and Bill devote their lives to rescuing dogs. They currently have a litter of bottle feed fur babies. They were dropped off at a local shelter that did not have the means to care for babies this young. I have offered to help feed the babies and I thought that I will send some meals over also while Liz is recovering. No one needs to cook directly after surgery and pizza get old.
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Heads up to Recipe Runner for the picture!
- 1 medium onions, slices into rings the halves
- 2 peppers, can be green, red, yellow or a mix for more color
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 2-3 large chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 2-3 large chicken breasts cut into strips
- 4-6 Tortillas
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1 medium chopped tomato
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded cheese (Monterey jack, cheddar, pepper Jack)
- In your skillet (I use a cast iron skillet.), add the oil and allow to heat.
- Add the onions and peppers and cook on medium heat until slightly tender (about 6 minutes).
- While the vegetables are cooking, combine the cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne in a small bowl.
- Cut the chicken into strips and put in a medium size bowl.
- Sprinkle the seasoning mix onto the chicken and mix together. I use my hands.
- Move the vegetables out of the center of the skillet and add the chicken.
- Turn the heat up to medium high and cook chicken for about 2 minutes.
- Return to medium temperature and cook until the chicken is done and juices run clear.
- Add your favorite hot sauce if desired.
- Serve with tortillas, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, cheese and hot sauce.
- You can purchase the chicken already cut into strips.
- You can serve the fajitas over rice instead of with tortillas.