Yeah, I know. I've been MIA. Lo siento.
Believe me, I have missed writing. I've been so busy training for the half marathon on Sunday, that I just have not had time to write - between training, my teaching responsibilities, and the fact that Kennywood opens soon and I'll be working TWO jobs - I've been overwhelmed.
And, I don't have much time to go out to eat. THIS IS TRAGIC.
I've gone to Smoke BBQ Taqueria several times - eating in or taking out - in the last few weeks, though. It IS the closest taco place to my house, it IS the inspiration for this blog, and it IS...well, AMAZING. I can't resist.
I did want to share my thoughts on a recent new discovery at the supermarket - Dulce de Leche Cheerios. I remember when they first hit the shelves, and just about every Latino food blog was using regular AND upside-down exclamation points on Twitter to express their excitement. I was skeptical, though, as to how this would actually taste.
"Dulce de leche" is the Spanish term for basically - caramel. Once, I looked up a recipe for "dulce de leche", and it called for removing the label from sweetened condensed milk and submerging it in boiling water - FOR FOUR HOURS.
Or - warm caramel is a good solution, too. I am a fan of authenticity, though, so...I won't cheat...
I caved. I bought a box (with the coupon) at the Giant Eagle at the Waterfront in Homestead on my usual weekly shopping trip. I tried the cereal as soon as I got home.
It was good - very sweet, but good. I had tried the Fiber One Caramel Delight cereal before, and I noticed similarities in the caramel-like taste. I would eat this cereal for breakfast OR dessert, dry or with milk. I did try it both dry and with vanilla coconut milk - yummy both ways!
Would I buy it again? Sure. However, my go-to favorite flavor of Cheerios remains Honey Nut Cheerios...