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Mexican Night in the Ol' RV 
Mar. 9, 2010 5:40 pm 
Updated: Mar. 19, 2010 12:28 pm
I wanted to make some Mexican food's not for my "Trip Around the World in an RV" blog, but a just because blog. I found super good deals on shrimp and cod at the market this morning. I paid $5 for a pound of shrimp and I got the cod for the bargain price of $2.50. It was still really fresh, but had to be sold today, so I got it 50% off. I knew I wanted to make shrimp fajitas, but I also didn't have room in my miniscule freezer for the cod to hang out, so I thought I'd make some fish tacos along with the fajitas. I bought 8 ounces of crimini mushrooms for $2.29 and bell peppers were the expensive items at $1.50 each for red and green. First off, I made a beer batter with flour, beer, chile powder, garlic powder, cayenne, black pepper, sea salt and summer savory.
I put all the sliced veggies in my skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil and let them hang out until they got soft.

After the veggies got soft, I added in the shrimp....

I heated the vegetable oil to around 375 degrees and dropped the cod in...

I added in the shrimp and waited until they got pink and curled up. I cheated and used a package of fajita seasoning rather than making my own...

Yes, that cod was delicious!!

And there you have it, shrimp fajitas and fish tacos!

And, of course, for peach cheesecake! This is simple...I used a pre-made graham cracker crust, 2 packages of soft low-fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 package of peach flavored gelatin, 1 can of drained, spiced peaches, diced, 1 tub of Cool Whip...I've tried using the stuff in a can and making my own and for some reason, they just don't work as well as Cool Whip and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix the cream cheese, sugar and gelatin until blended, fold in the diced peaches and fold in the Cool Whip. Pour into the pie shell and refrigerate for about 3 hours or until set! This is really good stuff! And, that is my go-to Mexican meal! Enjoy!

Mar. 9, 2010 5:49 pm
WW, your pics look great!! The cod looks delicious, I love fish tacos! Having a problem with eating shrimp lately though..LOL. Blog is up about that ordeal. Of course the pie is right up my alley also. You are truly amazing! :)
Mar. 9, 2010 6:01 pm
YUMMY!!! When I was pregnant with my son - Fish tacos were all I wanted - thanks to you and your great pictures, It's all I want now!
Mar. 9, 2010 6:25 pm
I just had fish tacos for the first time about a month ago. Loved them! I made the avocado fish tacos from this site. Your pictures are making me hungry and we just ate!
Mar. 9, 2010 6:40 pm
I love fish tacos- in my top 5 of favorite foods!! Your fried cod looks wonderful!
Mar. 9, 2010 7:02 pm
Never had a fish taco but MAN do your pics make me want one! I bet the shrimp and veggies would be good over rice too! That looks absolutely delicious WW!
Mar. 9, 2010 8:10 pm
that's how chris and I make it.....2 packets cream cheese and a whole thing of cool whip...yummo! mmmmmmmmmm!!!! for your dinner!
Mar. 9, 2010 9:32 pm
Yummmmm.... I'm a Mexican freak, but like Cyndi, have issues with shrimp, and have never had a fish taco. But, gee, that cod looks good! I think I may have to try that! Good job, yet again! You get bonus points for the extra ethnic blog!
Mar. 9, 2010 11:05 pm
Yummmmy! Your cod looks great! Now I'm craving beer battered fish!! Let's just see what I can do about that! As usual, love the photos!
Lee B 
Mar. 10, 2010 6:47 am
I don't "do" fish, but your cod looks so very tempting.Can't wait for the Ireland visit.
Mar. 10, 2010 6:56 am
Holy moly! That cod looks...DEADLY! In a verrrrry good way. Wow.
Mar. 10, 2010 7:53 am
I have a fear of frying fish (or anything else for that matter!) but your photo just might convince me to try it! The shrimp fajitas look wonderful!
Mar. 10, 2010 9:46 am
Tacos look amazing! Do you use a thermometer in your oil? I'm always scared of it getting too hot!
Mar. 10, 2010 10:10 am
Your pictures are awesome - and I'm totally going to try that peach pie!!
Mar. 10, 2010 10:17 am
OMG! That looks so good! I am so craving mexican food right now LOL!
Mar. 10, 2010 11:45 am
That looks awsome, you are making me hungry!
Mar. 10, 2010 7:37 pm
That all looks really, really good. I don't cook or eat much fried food, but wow that cod looks DELISH! I love your blogs.
Mar. 10, 2010 7:39 pm
Oooooohhhhhhh...... Everything looks great WW, I love Mexican food I've never tried fish tacos though I may have to after seeing how awesome they look, the peach cheesecake sounds amazing!!
Mar. 11, 2010 6:32 am
I have figured out what is for dinner tonight, fish tacos....yours look amazing!
Mar. 11, 2010 7:29 am
Fish tacos are my favorite, but I'm the only one in my family of 5 who likes them. Thanks for the craving!!!!Thinking of you and Bob,GOOD THOUGHTS!!
Mar. 11, 2010 2:47 pm
Both of you are in my prayers, your faith and love will keep you strong. God bless.
Mar. 14, 2010 10:01 pm
Looks like another tasty meal!
Mar. 19, 2010 12:28 pm
LOVE your blog what size is all the peahes and cream cheese and cool whip
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