Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Adobo is Spanish for sauce, seasoning, or marinade used in Latin American and Southwest U.S.-style cooking. The noun form describes a marinade or seasoning mix. Recipes vary widely by region: Puerto Rican adobo, a rub used principally on meats, differs greatly from the Mexican variety. Meat marinated or seasoned with an adobo is referred to having been adobada or adobado.
Adobo relates to marinated dishes such as chipotles en adobo or Chipotles in adobo sauce is a condiment in which chipotles (smoked jalapeño peppers) are stewed in a sauce with tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, salt, and spices. The spices vary, but generally include several types of peppers (in addition to the Chipotle and most likely those on hand), ground cumin and dried oregano. Some recipes include orange juice and lemon or lime juices. They often include a pinch of brown sugar just to offset any bitter taste.
Adobo is prepared in regions of Latin America and Spain. Pork, spices, and especially red pepper are used. Dishes with the borrowed name, but with different cultural roots, are prepared in regions of Asia Pacific.
Friday, June 25, 2010
We eat enough spinach such that I want to attempt that next...baby steps!
E's BIL is going to build me a raised garden bed! His requested payment? His own pot of Jambalaya. LOL
I miss updating more often but I am busy with school for the next five weeks *head. desk.
I have some awesome opportunities on the horizon, will share later maybe
I love how things work out when you are walking hand in hand with God down HIS path for you
My web designer must be the Patron Saint of Patience! I am sure every time she gets an email from me she shakes her fist at the screen! LOL...love you Nic!
I love bacon
To eliminate some of the sodium on bacon, I rinse it before cooking
I always have boiled eggs in the fridge; healthy snack option...I'm country so I eat mine with a sprinkle of salt, pepper and cayenne
Am I the only one stockpiling "scrimps" and other seafood just in case?
I typically buy fresh seasonal fruits and freeze them. They are cheap when they are in season so I stock up. Same with vegetables.
A salad spinner is your friend when drying leafy vegetables; I even use it for drying other vegetables before freezing
Pitting cherries is the pits! Get it...LOL! Babe and I pitted about two pounds last weekend. We made mango cherry smoothies, ate some while pitting and froze the rest.
Fresh cherries are expensive hell!!!
I made a white wine foiled baked salmon last week...*faint*
Have a great weekend!