The Southern Expat Communique: New York observations of a displaced belle

tacos, potatoes, shortcakes, and more!

Well, this combo turned out nicely this week: homemade shrimp tacos, mashed Yukon gold potatoes, strawberry shortcake. Yummmm! Paired with a couple of Modelos, we were one happy couple! 

In case these dishes pique your interest, here are two recipes to get you started! 

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing 

1 packet dry ranch dressing mix (I prefer Hidden Valley)

1 c. mayonnaise 

2 Tbs. whole milk 

juice of 1/2 of 1 lime

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 c. chopped cilantro

1/4 c. salsa verde or tomatillo salsa

2-4 Tbs. Crystal hot sauce (or to taste)

Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Refrigerate for an hour or more.

Terrific with salad, crudités, or as a dressing on spicy shrimp! 


Homemade Shortcakes*

*my favorite nickname

1/4 c. sugar

2 & 1/2 c. Bisquick® mix

1/2 c. milk

3 Tbs. butter or margarine, melted

In medium bowl, blend Bisquick, milk, 3 tablespoons sugar and the butter until soft dough forms. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. 

Top with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, butter, or warm honey…anything you care to pair with a delicious biscuity treat!