My recent brush with "near tragedy" has turned me into a Becky Homecky...who would have thought it?
I have been cleaning and cooking up a storm. Ok...I might be exaggerating a tad when I say "cooking up a storm". There was an online survey by a San Antonio television station asking what people liked to cook during cold weather.
Number 1 answer >>>> Chili
Number 2 answer >>>>>Caldo
My culinary skills do not stretch far enough to make chili unless it is of the canned variety. However, Caldo though not the best you will ever taste...is doable.
I think I mentioned making Caldo de Res last week and I differentiated from Caldo de Pollo (chicken soup) but if you live in Texas...you know that when you mention Caldo...nine out of ten times it means Caldo de Res or beef soup.
We had just come back from Uvalde and our "highway incident" and I did not feel like shopping for vegetables so I went ahead and bought the complete package. While I had bought it before, it never has included seasoning...decided to give it a try.
I think I will do without the seasoning next time...it was awful :(
Since then I have made Caldo de Pollo (chicken soup), white rice, lentils, potato salad and jello. I know that might not be like a big deal to some of you whom cooking comes natural...but to me it was a great accomplishment!
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.
P.S. In case you are wondering, that is why I changed my avatar to "Chef Betty Boop Belinda" a few days ago. To those who wrote asking if I could make them one...I am sorry but again my talents do not stretch that far. It was a gift from the very talented girls at the Univision Betty Boop forum.