Spicing things up (and Mexican fettucine)

I’ve been walking past Sportsgirl each day on my way to the office, admiring a skirt in the window. I finally succumbed yesterday and bought it.

I can’t really afford/don’t need to be buying new stuff, but I feel great wearing it, so I’m not beating myself up too much about breaking the budget with a $49 skirt.

I sent DD a picture of my purchase and he texted back “very tex mex.” I’m not sure whether that’s a compliment, sounds a bit non-committal to me.




I think my skirt shot beats the photo he sent me of a urinal yesterday. A urinal.

He may have been implying that I was bugging him too much when he was … busy …

The honeymoon is over.

Continuing the Mexican theme, I broke one of my culinary rules last night and made tex mex fettucine.

I’m usually not jiggy with ethnic mash-ups, it almost offends me when people pair tandoori chicken with sour cream, for example.

But the eldest wanted jalapeños with her pasta so I went with it and the result was pretty delish. I am a gourmand at heart.

Forgive the crappy photo – the light was terrible in my kitchen last night.

Also, the recipe can be massaged – no need for the chipotle powder if you don’t have it, no need for jalapenos if you’re not a fan, skip the olives and coriander … you get the idea. The main game is the onion, bacon, cream, garlic and avocado.

RECIPE: Bacon, jalapeño & avocado pasta


1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
200g bacon, chopped
1/2 tsp chipotle chilli powder
300ml Carnation Lite Cooking Cream
10 pitted kalamata olives, chopped
500g fettucine, cooked and drained
1 avocado, diced
Jalapeños to taste
Coriander leaves, chopped

METHOD: sauté onion in olive oil until soft. Add bacon and garlic to the pan, sauté 5 mins. Add chipotle powder, sauté 1 min. Add cream, simmer 2 mins. Add cooked pasta, toss to combine. Add olives and avocado, stir gently through. Sprinkle with jalapeños, coriander and cheese of choice (if desired)

Song of the day: Bruce Springsteen “Fire”

6 thoughts on “Spicing things up (and Mexican fettucine)

  1. Photos of urinals probably do indicate that he was very busy lol. I usually just keep texting and texting and texting, with each message getting longer, I have the advantage of having a mac and he has an iPhone which means I can type messages to him instead of having to use the stupid phone screen lol.
    Eventually my hubby will text me back and say I’m busy. lol

  2. You look smokin (jalapeño) hot in your skirt Alana. Honeymoon aint over. The best is still to come for you, DD and the (sexy-texy-mexy) skirt. Xx

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