Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This latest batch I am processing are 2 different types. Poblano and Green Chiles.
For those of you who cook, this will be an easy recipe to follow, for those that don’t I am sorry about the short cuts.
I have made small batches for just my husband and me and I have made enough to take to church pot lucks.
1-2 pounds of pork stew meat or cut up bite size pieces off a Pork Butt shoulder roast.
Seasoned flour (salt, pepper what ever else you like)
2 or more cups of chicken broth.
2-4 cups of fresh roasted chiles whacked up small or processed to almost a puree.
Dust the stew meat in flour and brown in small batches in a large Dutch oven or stock pot. You don’t have to cook the meat through, just get the flour bonded to the meat. The stewing process will cook and tenderize the meat. If you do over cook it at this point, it has the tendency to get tough.
Once all the meat is browned, add it all back into the pot and throw in any remaining flour and work into the meat to get it to bond. Add chiles and stir until well distributed, then cover with 2 cups of chicken broth. You might need more or less broth depending how juicy your chiles are.
Cover and let simmer for a few hours or until you cannot stand it any longer. I like to cook mine the day before and just warm up the next.
We serve ours in a large bowl over a crisp tostada, beans, shredded cheese, avocado, sour cream and a fried egg on top. Don’t forget the dash of Valentina’s at the end.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
I will be a week away from blogging as I am going up to Grand Coulee Washington to attend the funeral of my childhood friend Barb who died unexpectedly on Saturday. Sad day for me and the world.
Oh, it should also be noted that Gordon has no desire to groom himself, so as he sleeps with me, I am most appreciative of this cut. Keith (husband) on the other hand is a good groomer.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I am nearly finished with this book. I checked it out of the Scottsdale Library. It is written by Jeffrey Davidow Former USA Ambassador to Mexico 1998-2002. He actually is a good writer. I had expected this read to be just Governmental statistics and junk, but he really has some great stories and insights. The only thing I don't like about the book is that it is awkward to hold. It the size of a Jr. High History text book and bound really tight.
His writing on the drug related issues, cultural differences and political expectations are very easy to follow and appreciate. He also writes this in a fashion that reads almost like a travel novel, so if you don't like the political stuff, you will be delighted with his descriptions of breakfasts at his home, travel that he and his wife took advantage of and alike.
All and all, I am enjoying the book more than I thought I would.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
I have always had a nice time at the beach and the restaurants there, so its not like I have had a bad experience that would cause this feeling. I can see that they are trying to improve the area. Bill says that his Rotary Club in La Penita is helping out with the school there and working with the local health department to clean up the raw sewage being dumped in the bay.
I will continue returning and hopefully one day the eebee jeebees will go away.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The entry. The road continues down to the beach. We probably saw 4 or 5 rigs go down and up during the 2 hours we were there. Dogs were playing on the beach and the few people that were on the beach were covering themselves in a black mud and didn't rinse it of for about 30 minutes.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I cannot find these here in the USA because I am sure that the FDA thinks they are some secret weapon akin to the swine flu meant to wipe out all civilization. Regardless, they are tasty (not as tasty as fresh chicharron) fun, cheap and easy. I bet if someone made a commercial about them it would have a disclaimer 2 minutes long. Oh well, reason 66 that we are moving to Mexico. Pork Fat Rules!