Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I have a friend who likes to make dinner using one pot only. That's it. No other pans or dishes. One pot. She often complains that she doesn't really like her own food. I'd like to suggest that she maybe use a little variety but I know that is out of the question. I thought about her last night while I was making dinner. I think it would have been her absolute nightmare. For green chile enchiladas, I used . . . .

- one pot to make the roast (the enchiladas are quite tasty when made with nice, tender roast. I like them that way rather than chicken)
- one pot to boil beans
- one pan to refry the beans
- one pot for spanish rice
- one saucepan to boil tomatoes for chile sauce
- one pan to make the green chile sauce
- one pan for the tortillas
- a baking tray to melt all the cheese on the enchiladas

Of course I don't have that many burners, so not everything is being made at the exact same time. Oh, and for your info, I'm still on the low-carb deal. Sucks. I had salad with some of the meat on it. I was practically drooling over Rodrigo's plate. Anyway, all this talk of food reminds me of a meme I saw on Jodi's page. Here are my answers . . . .

The Rules:

Type your answer to the questions into Flickr search.
Using only the first page of results, pick an image.
Copy and paste each of the URLs in the Mosaic Maker

And now for the questions:

1. What is your favorite restaurant? My local favorite is called Poca Cosa

2. What is your favorite type of cuisine? I love Asian cuisine. I know that's broad, but that's my answer.

3. What is your favorite comfort food? Soup. I loves me some soup!

4. What is your favorite childhood food? Chop Suey. Really. I grew up on Mexican and Chinese food. There's a really good explanation too, but that's for another day.

5. What is your favorite dish to prepare for company? I love making mole for people who have never had it. I love the "you're feeding me chicken with chocolate and red chile?" look. But by far the dish I get the most compliments for is what I made last night . . green chile enchiladas. So I'll have to go with that.

6. What is your favorite wine? I'm not a good wine drinker, so a Riesling because it's light and good for beginners. And I only know that because a sommelier told me.

7. Who is your favorite chef? Rocco DiSpirito. Yes, please. By the way, I made his shells with cheese and bacon recipe and it was soooooooo good! So not only is he easy on the eyes, but he really can cook! : P

8. What is your least favorite food? Avocados. I hate them, hate them, hate them, hate them. Don't try to change my mind. Many have tried. My throat constricts just thinking about them.

9. What is the most adventurous food you’ve eaten? Cow tongue. Known as "lengua". To my defense, I was a kid and my mom didn't tell me what it was. We were at her friend's house and that's what she served us. I don't know how it was cooked (fried or boiled or what) but it was in a tomato sauce with cilantro. I didn't like it, but then again I didn't like to eat anything back then. If I'd have known what it was, I wouldn't have tasted it. I won't now either.

Play along!

feeling: time has been flying lately
listening to: Clay Aiken (O Holy Night)


Anonymous said...

Many of our answers are the same and I used to hate Avocados but now I like them. But just the Haas. Or however it's spelled.


Jesser said...

I think I've done this before! But if not, I'll have to play when I get home. And you're crazy about avocadoes!! ;)