Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
CASI Chili Cook-off - Terlingua, Texas

Friday, January 2, 2015

It has been Saturday all week

I swear all this week it has felt like it was Saturday and by golly it finally is!

Would like to say I have done something productive but the truth is that I have hardly done anything at all.  I will take that back, I have been cooking!!!  You don't believe me?  Sucks. Shucks (what a difference one word makes...sorry about that) I wonder why?

Last year after watching a million YouTube videos I made a typical Mexican as well as Spaniard Christmas plate called Bacalao or codfish in English.  This year with my limited 6 GB...I only watched a few videos and was able to jog my poor memory.  I must say it came out pretty good.

Today I cooked Caldo de Res and even my mother who is not a meat eater had some and liked it!

It has been cold and wet outside but tomorrow we expect to see the sun.  I am so glad I went to HEB earlier this week because I would hate to have had to go out in this weather.  As you can tell I do not have much to say :D

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


11 comments:

  1. Caldo de Res didn't directly translate in Google translate, but I got beef broth? Caldo was broth, and res was beef. You can tell I'm studying my Spanish? :)

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    1. Your Spanish is coming along well, I am proud of you!

      Caldo de Res is like beef stock...I think that is what my friend called it. It has chunks of meat, potatoes, carrots, corn, and enough broth to cover it. Actually you can add a lot of other things but that is all I had in the pantry.

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  2. Well I hope you made enough for ALL of us!

    GSG

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    1. I will let you all eat some after you sign a waiver promising not to sue me in case you end up in the hospital....:D

      What a good game we played tonight! One of our finer ones to date, close up to the third quarter and then like in the good old days closing it out in the fourth quarter.

      Go Sours Go!!!!

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    2. I really need to read what I write. First sucks when I meant Shucks and now Sours when I meant Spurs!!!

      Sorry about that :(

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  3. The most important thing....do you make tortillas???

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    1. No and no real reason to learn when they sell perfectly good ones at the store...jajajajaja!

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    1. Gosh RedEyeMule, I wish I could make menudo but my cooking abilities are very limited :(

      I tried to make it once and it came out so bad, I had to throw it away. Not even the dog wanted it!

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  5. I was looking for the link to Walter's blog (I'm sure I saved it somplace but can't remember where.) I re-read a few posts and notice your reference to bacalao. My oldest son's wife is Portuguese and her parents know I love bacalao, so everytime I go to New York they make sure to fix it for me. I used to work for a woman who is Puerto Rican, and she referred to bacalao but it was a bit different from the Portuguese dish. I like cod in any way, shape or form!

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    1. The easy way to get to Walter's blog is to click on the cover picture and it will direct you there. Likewise in his blog if you click on it, it will bring you back to Terlingua Dreams.

      There are so many ways to make bacalao each country and even regions within countries that make it different. My great aunt used to make it with a liberal amount of olive oil and garlic so silly me decided I did not like it without even tasting it :-(

      I could kick myself now for not appreciating it. It wasn't until about ten years ago that my aunt (my mother's sister) came for Christmas and prepared it using my great aunt's recipe that I fell in love with it.

      My aunt passed away and since she prepared it from memory my great-aunt's recipe died with her.

      You are very fortunate to have your daughter-in-law's parents prepare it for you bet it is delicious!

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