Sunday, May 24, 2009

MKMW Pakistan -- Check-in Here

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Posting day for My Kitchen My World -- Pakistan was yesterday, but since this is a holiday weekend for many of us, please feel free to post your Pakistani dishes on your blog whenever you can this week, and check-in with a comment here and a link to your post when you are done.

I will post the round-up for Pakistan along with our countries for June on June 1st -- I can't wait to see what you all come up with :)

Have a safe and happy weekend,


Friday, May 15, 2009

Mexico Round-up

Time for our Mexico round-up! What a wonderful variety of Mexican dishes to share...

Stephanie at Fun Foods On a Budget found her old Mexican cookbook and made a few days worth of dishes out of this challenge, including Pollo Aguascalientes, Sopa Ranchera, and Leche Quemada con Frutas for dessert, doesn't that sound delicious? We're glad to have you back, Stephanie :)

Joanna at In Search of Lost Time made a yummy looking Use-it-up Enchilada Casserole which included corn tortillas, rice, beans, corn, and a few other Mexican style ingredients. Sounds like a delicious way to 'use-it-up' to me!

Natashya at Living in the Kitchen with Puppies made an amazing Black Bean Soup for Two, topped with cilantro, tomatoes, and a slice of lime, and if you think it can't get any better than that, she also served some Mango Margaritas, party at Natashya's house :)

Judy at this made Red Chile Chicken and Rice with Black Beans (Arroz Rojo con Pollo y Frijoles Negros) from a new Mexican cookbook she is 'auditioning' and is now on her 'to buy' list, thanks to this delicious dish. Being a Native New Mexican, Judy always has Mexican style food near the top of her favorites list, so it's nice to know that this recipe passed her taste test!

Over in Germany, Rosa from Cooking with Rosie gave us a tutorial on making flour tortillas, complete with lots of tips and great step-by-step photos, looks like Rosa has the tortilla recipe and technique down "flat" :)

Over at Nummy Kitchen I made a big dish of baked bean and cheese burritos, one of our favorite Mexican style recipes with a few new twists, I made homemade enchilada sauce, and used Chihuahua Mexican cheese, yum!

I think Christine at Kits Chow made a Tortilla Soup, but I don't see it up on her website yet. Christine, if you get your soup posted, let me know and I will add it to the round-up :)

Thank you to everyone for participating in My Kitchen My World -- Mexico! Imagine if we had a MKMW pot-luck and had all of this yummy Mexican food to share, wouldn't that be fun?

Our next country, Pakistan, might be a little tricky, so get your 'cooking caps' on and find something new to try -- or if you have an old favorite Pakistani recipe, share that! Posting day for Pakistan is Saturday, May 23rd. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

If you are new to this site, and thinking of cooking along with us as we travel the world, just jump right in and make a dish for My Kitchen My World -- Pakistan, and check in on the 23rd :)

Happy travels,

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mexico Posting Day

Today is posting day for My Kitchen My World -- destination Mexico! If you were able to participate, please leave a comment here with a link to your MKMW Mexico post. I can't wait to see what delicious Mexican dishes you all came up with :)

Have a wonderful weekend,

Friday, May 1, 2009

Turkey Round-up and May Countries Announced

Good morning My Kitchen My World friends,

We had a very nice turn-out for My Kitchen My World -- Turkey, here is our round-up...

Lauren at I'll Eat You made a delicious looking dinner of some Mucver, zucchini fritters with yogurt dipping sauce and a tomato salad, yum!

Joanna at In Search of Lost Time made a feast of flat bread, baba ghanoush, and chicken schwarma which she describes as a heavily spiced, Middle-Eastern take on gyros, sounds wonderful to me!

Colleen at As Is Proper made a dish of Turkish Noodles and Meatballs, served with mini pitas, hummus, and salad greens, which she called a totally kid friendly, fun, Turkish meal. Sounds like it was a bit hit for her family!

Christine at Kits Chow made Zerde, a Turkish Saffron Rice Pudding perfumed with Rose Water, which looks absolutely delicious served in those pretty little cups. She also has some very interesting history on the dish and on the Turkish Festival of Sweets on her site, doesn't that sound like fun?

Rosabela at Cooking with Rosie made a bulger dish called Kisir, which introduced her to a new ingredient. What a beautiful lunch!

Also from Rosa, we have Cucumber Soup with Garlic Shrimp over basmati rice, which she made for our last trip, My Kitchen My World -- Guatemala. Looks like a lunch from a fine restaurant, mmm!

Finishing off our round-up, over at Nummy Kitchen I made a delicious Turkish Rice Pilaf with Eggplant and Pistachios, which had some surprising ingredient combinations that worked well together in the end.

And now for the moment you've all been waiting for (right?)...

For the month of May, My Kitchen My World will be "visiting" Mexico -- posting day Saturday, May 9th. Lauren and I thought it would be fun to revisit Mexico to go along with Cinco de Mayo this month.

And our second country for the month, randomly selected -- Pakistan! Posting day for Pakistan will be Saturday, May 23rd. Get on your thinking caps, or should I say cooking caps, and find a Pakistani recipe or two to try.

Thanks for cooking along with us, I can't wait to see the dishes everyone comes up with for Mexico and Pakistan :)

Happy travels,