Sixty degrees at 7:00AM in Chaumont, NY. Sunshine, though the weatherman calls for rain later in the day. We shall see.
So this morning I started a small charcoal fire to roast a poblano pepper for a Mexican recipe I got from Rick Bayless. I could have done it in the broiler inside, but, I like to be outdoors. Anyhow, the pepper gets put into a food processor along with some cilantro and a Jalapeno. The recipe calls for a serrano pepper, but I didn't have one. The puree get mixed in with ground pork. Later the pork is fried with onions, spinach added with a little beer, then a pile of Jack cheese. There's obviously more to it so here is a link to Rick's recipe: Green Queso Fundido / Queso Fundido Verde I saw Rick prepare it on TV. It looked good, seemed simple, so thought I would try it today.
I am always ready to try a new recipe, any type of new food. Sometimes you get surprised with something great. Sometimes they are a bust. This one sounds good, but you never know until you bite in. I'll finish cooking & eating it later today when my celebrity brother comes over. I'll report the final verdict in the next post. Probably will not be today. One more thing, we'll be washing it down with Red Stripe beer. It's a good life no matter how many curve balls get pitched at you.
(It should go without saying the photos here were taken by yours truly, Gary Walts).