Author : Kevin Janaway
“Tell me lies. Tell me Sweet Little Lies.” Have you ever wanted to put on some light contacts and walk around a barn filming a music video with really witch-like looks? Well, Fleetwood Mac certainly did. They originated many iconic songs and videos throughout all of our Pop Culture History. Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow. Would you stay if she promised you Heaven? Will you ever win Rhiannon?
Did anyone else catch Stevie Nicks on “Oprah’s Master Class?” She looked directly into the camera and revealed so much of her own history, and the history of the band, and addictions, relationships, etc. Stevie Nicks who has a boy’s name, also had an intense marriage and relationship with fellow band member Lindsay Buckingham, who is a guy with a girl’s name. If they weren’t famous, they would have confused many people, having name swaps like that. After they split, he wrote “You Can Go Your Own Way” about their break-up and had to go onstage every night singing with one another. But, as Stevie explained, this would not break up the band and they still had to perform and be professional every single night, despite their divorce.
Well, I am not Dr Phil, so I cannot comment or speculate on what I would do if I were in a relationship such as that. All, I can say, is that “I Hope you climb a mountain and you turn around, and you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills.”
Fleetwood Mac was heavily celebrated at “The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival,” which is apparently hard to get into. It was packed like Yo Mamma’s bed room on prom night. There were thousands of people there to celebrate music and honor Fleetwood Mac.
At this Cajun-Creole themed New Orleans Festival, people listened to this classic band while enjoying crab cakes, fresh Gumbo, and wonderful New Orleans Jumbalaya. Amazing dishes with an amazing band. Sounds classically delicious. “Just like the white winged dove,” “it took me to the edge of seventeen,” and “I will never break the Chain.”
Now that I think of it, I actually have rocked out to Fleetwood Mac, while cooking jumbalaya at my apartment. It was good too. But since I won’t stop thinking about tomorrow, I want to learn how to make crab cakes too. And I’m not telling you any lies, any sweet little lies.
NOW ON TO THE FOOD !!
After doing a bit of research , I found Stevie Nicks loves Mexican food and is one of her favorite things to eat. What a better way to pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac than to make authentic Mexican Tacos De Barbacoa ! Spicy slow cooked beef with cilantro, lime and onion on a warm corn tortillas..a great authentic street food and it just doesn’t get any better or fresher ! Be careful though..these guys have a little kick to em’ 🙂
TANGO IN THE NIGHT TACOS DE BARBACOA
– 1/3 cup cider vinegar
– Juice of Three Fresh Limes
– Two Limes Sliced in Wedges for garnish and seasoning when serving
– 3-4 Canned Chipotle Chiles with the Adobo Sauce removed
– 2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
– 3 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
– 1 1/2 Teaspoons Freshly Ground Black Pepper
– 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 2 1/2 lb. Boneless Chuck Roast, excess fat removed
– 1 1/4 Cup Organic Chicken Broth
– 3 bay leaves
– 10 warm corn tortillas
– 1/2 Diced white onion
– 1/2 cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
1) Preheat the oven to 275°.
2) Combine the cider vinegar, lime juice, chipotle chiles, garlic cloves, cumin, black pepper and salt in the bowl of a food processor or blender and puree until completely smooth — about a minute or so. Set Aside
3) Dry the roast all over with paper towels, cut away any excess fat and slice the meat into 3 even pieces ( or as even as you can get them) . Heat the 2 tablespoons of oil in a very large pot set over high heat until it begins to shimmer. Sear the beef on all sides until deeply browned, about 10 minutes.
4) Add the chile puree to the pot and stir until the beef is well-coated. Add the chicken stock and bay leaves and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the lid with tin foil and add the lid to create a very tight seal. Place the pot in the oven and braise the meat for 3 hours and 40 minutes. Make sure to remove the lid during the last hour or so to allow the simmering liquid to reduce slightly.
5) Allow the beef to cool slightly, spoon off any easily removable fat from the braising liquid and then use two forks to pull/shred the beef into bite size pieces.
6) Serve meat onto warm corn tortillas topped with white onion, cilantro and lime wedges for garnish. Enjoy !! 🙂