Sunday, February 27, 2011

Arroz con Leche

It took me a long time to be able to enjoy this dish. My mom was the best at making this. She made it usually in the winter time and I can remember the day that I could say I loved it. It was cold and I was in high school. She always made it with cinnamon sticks in it and that was the one thing I did not like...having to pick out the little sticks. So now when I make it I use ground cinnamon and it could out great. Thanks mom for a great dish that me and my family love!!!

Boil Milk:
  1. 1 quart whole milk (= 4 cups; or 2% milk)
  2. 2 cans carnation Evaporated milk
  3. 1 cup water
  4. Add 3 sticks cinnamon to milk or ½ a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  5. 1 ½ cups sugar
Boil Rice:
In a separate pot boil rice.
  1. 1 ½ cups rice
  2. 1 cup water
  3. Boil for 10 minutes (do not cover)

When rice is half done add to boiling milk

Cook on low heat for 1 hour. Do not walk away from this on the stove. Be careful not to burn it. You need to be stirring it so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pot. Do not try to rush needs a full hour to cook and then about 15 minutes to set.

Here's to some good food!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chicken Machaca

This is a dish my mom has done well!  I love the way she makes it and I am happy to say it is the best leftover food ever! She takes a rotisserie chicken and shreds it up.  We usually eat this for dinner or lunch and I have to say it has become a dish that I really only like when she makes it.  There is just something she does to it that makes it so great.

What you will need:
  1. Cooked shredded chicken (you can buy it or make your own)
  2. Oil
  3. 1 Yellow chile(diced)
  4. 1 Anaheim chile(diced)
  5. 1/4 White onion(diced)
  6. 1 Medium Tomato(diced)
  7. Chicken Bullion (1 teaspoon with 1/4 cup of hot water) 

Saute the all the veggie in 1 tablespoon of oil.  Allow them to get translucent.  Add shredded and mix well.  Add dissolved chicken bullion in water and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.  Be careful not to over cook as the chicken is really only trying to soak up the juices of everything else.

Eat on a tosada or plate it with flour tortillas, beans and avocado!

Here's to some good food!

Salsa con Huevo

This is one of my most favorite things to eat with salsa.  Usually I make a bunch of salsa on a Saturday and take it my friends on Sunday.  This past Saturday I made so much I was able to give three huge jars away, one medium jar and one little jar.  I kept a  small jar for us at home so I made this for breakfast today.  This is my own little creation and I hope it will inspire you to create new stuff with some of our old recipes.  This salsa I used was one that my mom makes so well.  (I will post how to make this salsa later this month) You can use any salsa.

What you will need:
  1. Sourdough bread 
  2. Egg
  3. Butter
  4. Salsa 
  5. Cilantro
Toast your bread in the broiler or in a toaster.  Fry your egg in plenty of butter so that it crisps the egdes of the the egg.  Cook egg on both sides but be careful not to fully cook the yoke.  You want the yoke to be firm but still runny.  Place the egg on top of the toasted bread, cover with salsa and garnish with cilantro.

Here's to some good food!