Living in Southern California it’s pretty easy to hit your local beach for some family fun. In fact, many California’s call the beaches their second homes because you can do it all. Not only spending our days playing in the sun and waves but our nights by the fire.
Here in California we do everything a little bit different, our food is packed full of flavor and there’s always family to gather round. When it comes to beach days some times they also turn into beach nights. One of the things I love about my husband is his love for just making everything fun. He will make the effort to pack dinner and a stove to enjoy by the fire on the beach. Growing up in California we ate a lot of Mexican food and that hasn’t changed since marrying my husband. One of my favorite things that he makes is chilaquiles. It’s a tomatillo sauce and tortilla chips simmer together with fresh cheese, onions and cilantro on top. You can also serve it with eggs or beans and it’s just the most delicious meal, it’s like coming home. It’s our favorite fall food and one that my husband can make on the go.The tomatillo sauce is one that you can find online. We use 1 pound tomatillo, 1/2 cup of onion, 1 serrano pepper, 1/4 cup cilantro, 2 cups water. Let the entire thing summer and then bend it together in a food processor. Remember to add salt and pepper to taste, you can also make it less spicy by adding less serrano pepper. My favorite thing about fall is just spending time with my little family. Our youngest Mia spent two weeks in the hospital recently and I got sick over the summer so we’re just focusing on family and being together. It’s nice to get out and have moments together like just spending time on the beach. Making music and dancing and playing together. Those are the things I long for, more moments watching my children just be children.