Saturday, January 23, 2010

Yummy Ribs

There's really not much to say....

Finished product:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I guess I do like soup

Tracy wanted "some soup" the other day, so I went digging around in the freezer and shelves, and I guess I *DO* like soup!! All homemade, found were:

  • Onion Soup
  • Pazole
  • Clam Chowder
  • Squash Soup (Ick)
  • Chili
  • Basque Beans (It's soup like)
  • Veggie beef soup
  • Gramma's soup
  • SW chicken chili
  • Tomato
  • And Tortilla soup form the neighbor!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Some mexican stuff I'm not sure what to call, but it's good

I've cooked this twice and not really followed a recipe, so apologies if you try it and it's not as good as mine's turned out. Basically it's simmered meat in a variety of spice and peppers and the kind you make burritos, soft tacos, enchiladas or whatever out of.

  • Hunk of meat about 4 pounds, I've used pork and cheap beef.
  • Some (4-6) whole dried mild peppers (Ancho, Pasilla)
  • A can or about a pound of tomatillos
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 2 TB chopped garlic
  • Some tomatoes, canned or stewed or whatever, maybe a cup
  • Spices! TB of oregano, tsp of cumin, tsp of ground Ancho, some salt & pepper
  • 1 cinnamon stick (yes, that's correct)
  • Enough water or broth to cover things
Pretty simple, toss it all in a pot and bring to a boil, then simmer for 4-6 hours, the meat will get fall apart tender. Take out the meat and shred. Remove the pepper skins and cinnamon stick from the rest and use a stick blender on the rest and you have a nice sauce.  We put the meat in a tortilla with some cheddar cheese and broil a bit in the oven, top with the meat, sauce maybe some quac and sour cream and enjoy.