I have been dying for the longest time to make pozole. The fact that I didn’t really know what it was didn’t stop me. Okay, I knew it was some sort of stew, made with pork and hominy (mote). I’ve bought hominy a few times, but somehow used it for something else instead of my beloved pozole. I’ve also had pork before.
Sofrito is a saute of aromatics that is the basis of many dishes. Recaito is a green version with cilantro, culantro, garlic, onions, and peppers. Use it in stews, soups, rice, etc.
Tomatillos. I usually like them for including in pickle relish. But I have discovered that they make a terrific salsa verde that is not too hot. In most Latino restaurants I’ve visited their salsa verde is waaaaay too hot. I mean mouth scorching. I prefer my salsas on the mild-to-medium side. Not that I am a wimp or anything. This recipe was inspired by one by Give Me Some Oven.
That’s what my new coworkers tell me. Sometimes we get a catered lunch or pizza as a reward at work. Also, some of my coworkers have taken to cooking for each other. “Good” Linda is famous for her waffles. She actually makes them at work and everyone lines up because they love them. I think she has her waffle event in April, so I am crossing my fingers! This past week one of my coworkers kept asking for meatloaf. He wasn’t asking me, I guess because I am the new girl. He kept asking “Bad” Linda. Apparently there is a meatloaf history that I don’t fully know about. Every time he asked for meatloaf, I kept thinking, “I have ground beef. Ferdinand (my husband) doesn’t really eat ground beef.” Hmmm.
This is a Thursday entry from Cooking Light’s Sunday Strategist. So far I have actually lost ten pounds. I know. I don’t believe it either. Hopefully it had nothing to do with being sick since Monday. You may have noticed I have not posted any recipes since last week. You did miss me, right?
This is a Thursday selection from my friend the Sunday Strategist. It’s a blog at Cooking Light magazine that picks out what to make Monday through Friday. Saves me from having to think about it.