Happy Holidays to you and your family! This writing could be about so many things. So, amidst all the options, confusion, business, I’ve decided to go with what’s most important. Food.
Bought my house this week and while I’m happy as a hermit crab in a new shell, I’m pouring more than clams into the place. That’s what happens. Buy under market and bring it up to par. Good problems to have. So while I’m peeling old contact paper out of kitchen drawers and you’re buying that special gift for your favorite person, we still have to eat, right? I have two recipes to share – one classic winter dish from friends in New Mexico, and my cheap and easy online version of … Posole.
OMG, if you read about Posole online, you find a WikiPedia entry about prisoners’ hearts being torn out and served with hominy. My pedestrian 21st century recipe from Epicurious calls for a rotisserie chicken (I buy mine at Sam’s or WalMart. What would Mesoamerican say about THAT? Sorry, that just made me lol.)
This is a quick and easy recipe, providing you’re not talking to your sister, nephew, drinking red wine and trying to put up a tree. Without that fun, it takes about a half hour. With those holiday treats, plan on taking as much time as you want. The point is, this is quick and easy winter food, again, ala epicurious.com. You know what? I’m not even going to type it here. Just go to Epicurious Green Posole w Chicken
If you want an authentic version, use pork instead of chicken. About three years ago, after a Mesilla Valley Chorale Holiday concert, we singers were guests of Reldon and Margaret Beck. The Becks have a sweet house amidst some sort of vegetable field, just south of Mesilla, NM. Margaret made a classic posole. Took her a couple of days, she said. First she cooked the pork, then made the stew and let it do its thing for a day or so. As someone who had grown up on beef vegetable soup and halupki, this was delightful and intriguing to me. I have the recipe somewhere but can’t for the life of me find it in my computer right now. Ugh. LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT THIS SUPER RECIPE AND I WILL TRACK IT DOWN FOR YOU. It’s worth it 🙂
What holiday stews can you share that will help make things easier for our readers? Do you have a super egg sandwich recipe you care to share? Let me add, for a quick meal, I recommend the southwest salad from micky d’s. For five bucks you can’t find a better tasting, more healthful meal. Unless you make my epicurious green posole with chicken 🙂
In the meantime, slowdown. Love your family and friends. WRITE SOMETHING AND SEND IT VIA SNAIL MAIL. Remember that?
Happy Holidays. See you next Friday!
WordScarab – finding nuggets of wisdom in the detritus of life.