Wednesday 13 February 2013

Bloggers Around the World: Mexican Round-up ... we travel on and on and ...

It's time already ... time that we pull down our tents, travel on and pitch them up somewhere else.
Hey, not so fast, gringo!
We are not going anywhere before we had a look at what we accomplished last month at our stop in Mexico. Was it hot enough? At least I was in need of some heat and still could use some more. Gladly my brain didn't freeze through while being outside.
Let us check it all out then ...

... where shall we start? Maybe with the microwave nachos recipe we never received?
Ah, that wouldn't make sense. Right, the same is true to me at times.
Alright, let us search for some spice then ...

Who could do this better than Corina from Searching for Spice! She brought along a beautiful Mexican Chicken Stew. There is something special hidden in it as well: chocolate. If you like to know, how it turned out, well, you know what to do.

Mexican Chicken Stew (500x397)

Elizabeth from the Law Student's Cookbook was enjoying our trip so much, she kept on travelling. Yessss, that's the spirit! However, it took her quite some time to cook up something lovely for us. No, that wasn't meant negative in any way. I didn't say she tried so long until she finally managed to cook something nice.
The name of her dish, Slow Cooker Machaca, explains everything. It took 8 hours to cook, slowly, but surely. Elizabeth shows you there is no excuse to have some freshly home-cooked meal after a full day at work.


Now, after having some nice and spicy stew and everything, we switch over to Galina at Chez Maximka and have some cake, some Mexican inspire cake to be precise - after all we want to be precise. Do you want to have a piece of her delicious Orange Polenta Cake?

I'm afraid it's all gone by now. No problem, do your own.

Did I miss anything? If so, let me know ... wait, I'm just getting something in ...

Ah, wonderful, it's some more pudding from Choclette and her Chocolate Log Blog.

Some call it "sex on a plate", but Choclette prefers to call it Mexican Chocolate Pudding with Chilli and Lime Mango Slices. To see what it is all about and to find out about the "sensuousness" of this love-ly pudding you have to check it out.

You know, how things in life are, just when you think it's over, it isn't. No worries! Need a drink. Why not have a margarita!? That is also what Caroline from Caroline Makes ... thought. After she was 'slightly' disappointed on how the recipe for Mexican chocolate mole turned out, she needed a drink, kind of. You can't go wrong with that one ...

Thank you everyone for putting in such a great effort to join our cooking trip around the world!!! It's really fun travelling with all of you!

However, we seem to have problems at the border. Are we somehow jinxed? Well, I don't know anything about that. Let's head over to 8&Ruth and see, what feast Ruth has prepared for us ...

This ceviche is only part of it ... there is more ...
What was I doing the last month to support our cause? Let's see ...

First of all, Pimiento Mexicano con Huevos


You can have it for breakfast or for whenever you like or ...

... you can use the leftovers to have pizza ...

... or soup, tortilla soup that is.

Now that you have seen it all, we can move on. But where? To the North, East, South or West? Hm .... I would say ... hm ... we might go ... North to the US of America and have some American food. What do you think? Is that a deal?
It has to be, because that is where we are going. But what will we be cooking? That is up to you. Maybe you are thinking of bagels, doughnuts or pancakes.
Or maybe there is a Mexican dish you missed to turn in this time and want to sell it as being from Texas, no worries ... hm, as I think about it. This month seems to be some kind of a joker, since there are so many people living in America that are originally from all over the world, we could end up with simply anything.
Whatever, feel also free to post something that you feel is absolutely American. I have some books to check. 
Is anyone doing a New York Cheesecake? We will see.

Just one more thing to take along ... rules:

  1. Leave a comment with a link to your post here in this very post, below. 
  2. Link to my blog and this challenge in your post.  
  3. Use the "Bloggers Around the World" badge (the one you find at the beginning and end of this post).  
  4. You can use a new or an old post, but it has to be adjusted accordingly (you know, all the linking). 
  5. Have fun and enjoy it!
Oh, what am I going to do, I better find some time to do a few things ... time always flys when you are enjoying yourself.
OK, since it is so easy for you this time, why don't you challenge me on how many entries I can put together in one round-up ...


  1. You didn't include my Mexican entry in the roundup, I'm sure I sent you the link! Would you be able to add it please?

    1. Sorry! You see, it works. No worries, it will be up in a jiffy ...

  2. Also when is the deadline for the American challenge please?

    1. The deadline for the American challenge is the 13th of March.

  3. Oh no - I just came over to you to send you my Mexico post link and I missed the round up already!!! I seem to be making a habit of being late - though not as bad this time. Can I still join in? My post is here anyway: I'm crossing my fingers you will let me in!! :-)

    1. Ah, yes, no problem. I'm such a nice guy that I still add it. I'm here to serve ...

  4. Love your round-ups Chris and this is no exception. It's made me very hungry for some Mexican food. Thank you.

    Guess I might manage cupcakes for next month.

    1. Maybe then you should only read the round-ups when you had plenty of food already or ... mnaybe not. Glad you like it, Choclette.
      Good you already have an idea what to make. I have no clue so far. Hm, I'm clueless most of the time anyway, but I wouldn't know.

  5. I think I will send you a couple of entries if that is ok for the America challenge. Here is the first: American-style banana pancakes

  6. Here's another one, as Whoopie Pies apparently originated in America:

  7. Navajo Fry Bread, using a packet mix that I bought in Arizona

  8. Last one I promise - you don't have to include them all in the round-up if you think this is too many! Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake, for Halloween/Thanksgiving, using Hershey's chocolate kisses

  9. Well, thank you, Caroline, for your generous contribution. I will have to check it all out bit by bit ...

  10. Hi Chris - I have some American style pancakes for you - hope they count.

    1. Of course, they count. Thank you for your entry. I have a look.

  11. Copied: In-N-Out Burgers!

    American food at its finest! Or you know, a play on my favorite local burger place here in California. :)

    1. Thank you for joining. I checked it, there is cheese on the burger, so it has to be good.


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