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A Mexican Fiesta + The Return of Waffles

by Courtney on April 21, 2012

I think I may have found my new favorite margarita.


A few days ago, I ended up pinning a recipe on Pinterest for Watermelon Margaritas, knowing that they would be the perfect accompaniment for last night’s Mexican-themed dinner. Not only are these margaritas incredibly delicious, but they’re also much lower in sugar than most, thanks to the abundance of already-sweet watermelon.


I’m tellin’ ya…you definitely need to try these out.

I made sure to sip on mine while chatting away with our friends Joe & Kate and getting last night’s dinner prepared.


Before dinner was actually ready, the four of us enjoyed a couple drinks and some appetizers out in the kitchen. I don’t know why, but we almost always end up hanging out in the kitchen for at least a good half hour before heading into the living room. Just one of those weird things I tend to pick up on.

The boys


“Hi Joe!”


The gals


The appetizers – tortilla chips, fresh homemade guacamole and taco dip (courtesy of my girl Mal’s recipe).


In no time, our Mexican fiesta was ready!


We had a big ‘ol batch of Mexican rice and beans, along with a healthified version of a Mexican chicken bake.

I filled my plate with a little bit of everything, and mmm mmmm was it tasty!


After dinner, we spent a little more time hanging out which, of course, also included the Code-man.


He’s always gotta be in on the action.


And I literally laughed out loud when I saw this picture of him…


Too funny.

A fun, and yummy(!) night with friends, indeed!


Luckily, our night didn’t end up going *too* late (I’m pretty sure my nap managed to help keep me awake the whole time) and we were both up at a fairly decent hour, so I decided to make us a special breakfast…


Waffles! I got this Stonewall Kitchen mix back in December in an order I placed through Rue La La (it came in the same order with that amazing jelly I had) but this is the first time I opened it.

Would you believe that it’s been well over a year since I last used our waffle iron? I guess we’re usually pancake people, but we’ve really been missing out…waffles are so delicious. Especially this mix.


I ate my waffle topped with some banana slices, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and some sugar-free syrup.


Such a nice Saturday morning treat. Smile


Time to go enjoy the day – lets make it a good one!!

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1 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

wow all of those mexican dishes look fantastic! i LOVE mexican – definitely a favorite. and that watermelon margarita sounds intriguing! i’d love to try it out. glad you all had a fun evening!
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2 Khushboo April 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

Ohh that watermelon margarita recipe sounds just up my alley…although I bet it does no favours in the hangover department!
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3 Courtney April 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

No hangovers for me! :)


4 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life April 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

Your dinner looks delish! I went the Mexican route last night too and made salsa chicken with quinoa, but I didn’t have those yummy margaritas! Need to try those out!

It’s been a while since I’ve made waffles too. Pancakes are so much more convenient!
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5 Amy April 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

Such a great way to start a Saturday morning :) Have a great day, Courtney!!! Def gonna have to try those margaritas…maybe tonight!


6 Linz @ Itz Linz April 21, 2012 at 10:43 am

i love mexican food! not a huge fan of margaritas though the watermelon ones do look/sound great! :)
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7 Linda April 21, 2012 at 10:49 am

Looks amazing Court!


8 Danica @ It's Progression April 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

ALL of those mexican dishes look great–I had chips and salsa at two of my meals yesterday :/ haha
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9 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance April 21, 2012 at 11:20 am

I made burritos the other night – so good! Mexican food is the best. And I’m going to have to try making watermelon margaritas!
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10 Katy April 21, 2012 at 11:23 am

Those Margaritas sound delicious and your dip looks absolutely incredible! I love that you guys have themed dinners together.
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11 Traci April 21, 2012 at 11:32 am

mmm the meal looks great and so does that watermelon margarita! putting that on my ‘to make’ list for sure! looks like you had a fun night.


12 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables April 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

Oh my gosh! That mexican looks awesome!! I would love your recipe for your rice and beans. Can’t wait to meet you at Blend! :)
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13 Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride April 21, 2012 at 11:45 am

Those margaritas look so yummy!

I notice that my family and friends always end up in the kitchen too! When my fiance and I buy a house I already said the nicest/most comfortable part has to be the kitchen – it’s where everyone spends the most time :)
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14 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles April 21, 2012 at 11:45 am

Looks delicious! The margarita and all the mexican food! It will be a welcome sight when I can have a margarita again!
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15 Gabby Bladdick April 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

Your night last night looks like it was so much fun! We had taco night with two friends (and of course, margs) last night also. :)


16 Amanda @ Let Me Be What's Underneath April 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Your Mexican Fiesta looks amazing…what a great start to the weekend! :)
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17 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm

YUM! Those waffles look good, though I too am more of a pancake girl. That may be partially due to the fact that I don’t have a waffle iron so mine have to be store bought. So I choose pancakes. ;)
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18 krystal @coffeecardiogoddess April 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Everything looks soooo good!! Looks like yall had a good night.
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19 Angela April 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Those waffles have got me salivating over here! Mmmm. I need to get myself a waffle iron!
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20 Lisa April 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I’m having some homemade margaritas tonight, now I can’t wait ;) Mexican food and margaritas are the perfect combo.
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21 emma April 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I love Mexican food! My fave! The margaritas look so tempting right now!
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22 Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I am jealous of all of your eats. ;) We need to get a waffle iron … I love homemade waffles!! :)
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23 Stephanie @ StephSnacks April 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Those margaritas look incredible! Totally making me want one.
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24 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Your margaritas look delish and so does your Mexican meal. One food I love, love, love is Mexican! It’s so darn good and I never get sick of it!!!
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25 Olivia April 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm

mmm waffles. i love them!
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26 Olivia April 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Everyone loves what you guys are usually up too. This kind of clever work and exposure! Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve you guys to our blogroll.
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27 Alycia April 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

So they are watermelon margaritas? Wow, that sounds delish . .. . and dangerous! I love me so watermelon. :)


28 Lindsay April 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Might I be able to convince you to use real Vermont maple syrup?? As a Vermonter, it’s all I’ve ever eaten. So delicious – yes, it’s sugar, but it’s so pure and straight from the Earth! Can I send you some?!


29 Courtney April 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

That would be so sweet of you! I’ve only had the pleasure of trying it a couple of times when I’ve visited Vermont…which was over two years ago!


30 Jessamy @ The Rambling Asian April 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

The mexican food looks totally awesome. Could I get the recipes??? Thanks!
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31 Courtney April 26, 2012 at 11:54 am

I actually had to write up the recipes for a post I put together for SOYJOY. It should be up in about a week or so, so when it is, I’ll definitely be sharing the info! :)


32 social May 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

This blog has lots of really useful stuff on it! Cheers for sharing it with me!


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