Monday, June 6, 2011



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The sound of a wood screen door closing in the summer

Shopping in Woolworth's for Paper Dolls & Rubber Dollies

People dressing in their Sunday best for Church.

Women wearing hats

Children screaming & laughing as they play red rover, kick the can, jacks & marbles.

Going to the soda fountain in Walgreen's for a chocolate soda

These are a few things I miss. What do you miss?


Host a fun fiesta in your own backyard with this festive recipe.


6 large boneless/skinless chicken breasts


1/2 Cup tequila
1/2 Cup lime juice (juice of 4 limes)
1/4 Cup olive oil
1 TB. chili powder
1 TB. ground cumin
1 TB. minced garlic
1 TB. cilantro, dried or 1/4 Cup fresh, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper


1 TB. olive oil
2 medium green pepper, cut into thin slices
2 medium red or yellow pepper, cut into thin slices
1 large sweet onion, cut into medium-sized pieces
12 large flour tortillas


Combine the marinade ingredients and pour into a zip-top bag. Add the chicken breasts and marinate at least a few hours (overnight is best) in the refrigerator.

Grill the chicken breasts over medium-high heat for about 7-8 minutes per side or until done. Let rest a few minutes, and then cut into 1/2-inch strips immediately before serving.

While the chicken is grilling, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Add the peppers and onion and cook for no more than 3-5 minutes so that the vegetables are still a little crisp.

Serve the chicken and vegetables on the flour tortillas with sides of rice and/or beans.
Recipe from Penzys


Becca's Dirt said...

I'm gonna make this soon. I made the orange soda cake and had so many compliments on it. Delish!

Angela said...

Sue, Love the things you miss. I can relate to them all. I miss making a playhouse by raking pine straw into little walls to seperate the rooms, listening to a conversation of a neighbor on the phone with a party line.. ( got in trouble for this so much as a child) visits from Santa when I was a child,all the carefree summer days when school was out, crawling into bed with my parents and playing under the sheets which made a great tent, but most of all the absence of all this for children growing up so fast in todays world. Oh what joys they are missing.
Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

I have never added tequila to the marinade. Does it add a lot to it? Chicken fajitas are one of our favorites! We bought a basket for cooking the peppers and onions in on the grill. That makes a big difference. Have a great week!

BumbleBeeLane said...

I miss the simpler times too.Although I live in a small town the sweet history is fading.Oh to dream of days gone by.

TheCrankyCrow said...

I love your "I miss" list....Made me smile....Ahh....what do I miss? Well, off the top of my head, here are a few:
~Playing Red Light-Green Light-Hope to See a Ghost Tonight with a gaggle of my cousins at dusk
~Feeding barn kitties warm milk
~Black Cow and Slow Poke suckers
~Teaberry Gum
~Cereal, Egg Yolk and Bacon baby food
~Picking wildflowers
~Seeing the steam in the kitchen window when I walked up the road after school - 'cuz it meant my mom was making homemade donuts
~My mom's homemade bread and hot cocoa
....that list could go on and on....Thanks for making me think...Smiles & Hugs, Robin

Primitive Echoes said...

I love your I miss list. the fajitas look delicious.

Jonthy said...

I miss snapping peas with my parents in the front yard. I also miss the homemade ice cream we used to churn with rock salt surrounding the cylinder. We always rushed to taste the ice cream on the beater.

jennifer768 said...

Love your list ! I miss chasing lightening bugs at night with my sis.I miss taking quilts and draping them over momma's clothesline to make a tent,miss making mud pies and using daddy's shaving cream for icing( got into trouble a few times for that one),but most of all I miss being able to run up and hug daddy. This was a great post Sue and the recipe looks delicious. Hugs,Jen

Linda said...

I miss the same things that you miss plus:
the old-fashioned ring of a telephone;
rural neighbors who would honk as they drove past on the gravel road;
the fragrance of alfalfa hay
the putt-putt sound of my dad's John Deere tractor