Chicken and Cheese Soup with Poblano Peppers
While most of you have been in the deep freeze this week, here in Colorado we’ve been enjoying mild temperatures. Mild enough that flip-flops have appeared, hikes have been taken, windows opened, decks occupied for sun starved bodies to soak up the warm rays and paths packed with dog walkers and bike riders.
Busy with work and play, aside from the soup pictured above, I didn’t cook much this week. One evening I made salmon burgers from the freezer department and micro’d frozen broccoli. The meal was so horrid that Bob demanded I get the camera and photograph and blog about it. We giggled ourselves out of that idea.
Once upon a time there was a Bronco team in the playoffs.
Photo courtesy of my friend Dan, taken sometime and somewhere in Colorado.
Last Saturday the Baltimore Ravens came to town to play the Denver Broncos in an AFC playoff game. The high temperature at game time registered 16 degrees and continued to fall during the afternoon. But the arctic air couldn’t freeze the charge that electrified this city.
Along with prime rib and making my own perfect creamy risotto, Coq au Vin is on my culinary New Year’s Resolution list. So when I received this month’s Secret Recipe Club assignment, selecting a recipe from The Bad Girl’s Kitchen was an easy choice.
Ancho chile powder turns my Simple Posole recipe into an earthy flavored, red brick colored bowl of savory bliss. Pork roast, smoky ham hock, chewy white hominy and Mexican seasonings make this one of our favorite soups. And with the Superbowl approaching, offering lots of little bowls with a selection of toppings, this is a great party food.
Many years and many tostadas later, I’m still hooked and think they’re about the best Mexican food going. But what makes a tostada a really great tostada?
Happy New Year! Here’s wishing everyone peace, love, health, happiness and lots of good food for 2013.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had about enough cream, butter, cheese, rich sauces and meats for 5 Holiday Seasons. If you’re like me, you’re already planning for some lighter meals and looking for healthy recipes. I thought I’d dust off a few of my old favorites and try to behave…at least until Superbowl. Let’s take a look.
Chicken Skewers with Balsamic Glaze