A Mexican Fiesta + The Return of Waffles

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!!


  1. says

    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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  2. Amy says

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

  3. Traci says

    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.

  4. says

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  5. Lindsay says

    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?!

    • Courtney says

      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!

    • Courtney says

      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! :)


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