What are you snacking on?
Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:26 PM
I bought a five pounder, injected it with Mojo Crillollo and Adobe seasoning and made pot roast with potatoes and carrots yesterday.
Made extra carrots for the dogs.
Today I took some leftover pork and made Pork Carnitas. Cut it thin, added a touch of water and liquid smoke and reheated it, then sauteed some bell pepper, onion, jalapeno , and garlic. Put in flour tortillas, with grated white cheddar cheese, cilantro, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and some hot sauce.
Joined a new "dog behavior and training discussion" forum
Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:53 PM
Easter was not happy. I slipped and sprained my ankle. My ankle is mostly healed, but I have mild tendonitis in the Achilles now; a constant ache, especially if I bend my foot so that it stretches or compresses the achilles tendon.
Today we went to a neighborhood art fest / artist sale in the park. I bought my wife a silver and turquoise bracelet and a matching one for her mother (mother in laws day coming up).
Then we made a batch of home made chili verde (roasted tomatillos and jalapenos, cilantro stems and all, and garlic and cumin blended to a smooth sauce)
and a batch of red salsa (tomatoes, jalapenos, habaneros, cilantro, garlic , onion) .
Used a little of the red salsa to flavor a batch of rice and then used the chili verde to make chicken chili verde (boneless chicken breast, sliced thin. Heat the salsa to a boil, toss in the chicken and drop the flame down as low as it goes, let it poach until the rice is done and ready to eat). Teasty and tender. (In case you don't know Tomatillos are a member fo the gooseberry family, not related to tomatoes. They have a very mild non sour lime citrus flavor, kind of like a non sweet kiwi too). Serve the chicken over the rice.
Later will make chicken enchiladas, chop up some of the chicken. Take a corn tortilla, run it under hot water and heat in a non stick skillet for about fifteen seconds per side. Put in the chicken, some shreeded cheese , and roll it up . Put two or three per plate with rice on the side, top with some of the salsa verde and a little more cheese and nuke in the microwave for a minute (just enough to melt the cheese).
Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:42 PM
Pete, you need to work the Achilles slowly to bring it back. I am on my third week of physical therapy after breaking both my fibula and tibia February 2nd. I do stretching exercises for my Achilles three times a week using a rubber exercise band. The most I do is thirty reps. After being in a cast for eight weeks then an Aircast walking boot for these last weeks everything needed to be retrained in both legs.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:06 PM
I use a little muscle rub with menthol and methyl salicylate when it needs "limbering" and when it really hurts three advil and two extra strenght tylenol square it away.
Still regret not being able to run in the morning.
Thinking of making some Gazpacho, it is a tad warm today. Grilling weather too, Did a propane exchange ($14.99) since they said my taink was too old to refill ($11.99) . The Amerigas exchange had no issue with the tank (It was one of theirs ) and the replacement is new enough to get refilled if I run low.
Leftover Easter hams are marked down to half price; so maybe I will get a ham, but it may be hard to figure out how to grill it. Maybe a couple small ones
Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:48 AM
When we had a hot spell in March, TheBrit tried his famous beer-can chicken. Mmmmm, it was the best ever, and took half the time!