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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Fish Taco's for Lunch on the Porch

Taco's are a popular lunch here in New Mexico.      My favorite is what we call a street's a small hand held soft taco that can be filled with anything you can think!      Today,   I'm filling ours with tilapia and shrimp.    Before I share the taco's,    I want to show you around the front porch where we will be dining.

I'm going to serve our taco's on a mason jar themed plate,   so I decided to spread some mason jar decor around the front porch.

I started my decorating on the fireplace mantel by filling a mason jar with fresh flowers from the yard.      Then,    I printed off a few mason jar prints that I have on my Pinterest board.     

I attached a bird and mason jar print with magnets to my metal envelope.

I made small mason jar banners for the bicycles on each side of the fireplace.

I tied a mason jar banner to the crocheted piece that's in the basket on the front of the bicycle.

I did the same thing on the back bicycle basket.

I have a three wheeler on the other side of the fireplace.

This is the mason jar banner I tied to the front basket on my three wheeler.

Now to get the farm table ready for lunch.......

I  borrowed a centerpiece that I have in the kitchen just to use for lunch.    I'll put it back in the kitchen after we eat.

I have a thin lace tablecloth on the table......simple and sweet......just like our lunch will be!

Paper plates and napkins....sure....why not! 

H has been busy in the kitchen fixing lunch while I got the porch ready.      He's making a simple  pineapple/banana salsa for our taco's.   
  Just slice your banana's and squeeze lime juice over the top of them.    That juice will keep them from turning brown as well as adding a wonderful flavor. 
H used about 2 Tbs of sour cream mixed with about a third of a cup of Pina Colada mix  (our's came from Walmart)   Combine everything and you're good to go.

He has fresh chopped cilantro,    guacamole,   fish, and shrimp on the cutting board.      He diced our fish up into bite size pieces,   but you can serve it whole if you like.

We each assemble our own taco's......H doesn't like cilantro or lime juices on his taco    He also made a bowl of coleslaw to put on the taco's and we drizzle sriracha aioli sauce over the taco after it's assembled.  

I like to dip my taco in the pineapple banana salsa as I eat it,   so I put the salsa on the side.

I better stop taking pictures and go fill my plate........H is hungry and ready to!

After lunch,    we'll do some " porch sittin'  "  


  1. Penny,
    Your new porch is so charming!! So many pretty details that you have added making it simply stunning!!! We have had rain and cool temps. here for the past week and a half.... It was in the 40's last night!! I do not mind the cooler temps. but the rain is getting to be a bit much! It is finally a sunny day and I am off so I am going to be working in the yard and finally taking some pics of the yard....Your lunch looks yummy!!

  2. Oh, NUMMY, your fish tacos look scrumptious. And the porch looks wonderful and so ready for a big party as well as a sweet respite for two. Love this!

  3. Please tell me where you got the plates and napkins. I use turquoise on my deck and would like to use something like that this summer. Enjoy your blog all the time. Thank you. Bee

    1. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoy my blog....thank you! I bought those at Tuesday Morning several years ago......don't know if they still have them now or not....hugs....

  4. YUM! The best lunch EVER!!! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

  5. Your porch is just the most charming ever! I can't get over all the lovely details! The fish tacos look amazing! Mexican food is my personal favorite! I really want to find an old bike for our yard, love the pink! Would love for you to come linkup at "Our Inspired Collection Link party!"

  6. I love fish tacos! Charming porch and you are so lucky you can eat outside!

  7. My daughter loves fish taco. I'll be Pinning your post. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

  8. I love fish tacos. Your jar theme is adorable. I'm so glad you are enjoying the new deck. Thanks for linking to Keep In Touch.


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