Random thoughts while making Pozole

Rarely do I attempt to make authentic Mexican recipes. I feel like the standard is set pretty high by Pedro’s mom and dad, but my mom has a broken arm and is in need of soups and stews. Extreme times call for extreme measures. That and I ran across this recipe for Green Goddess Pozole in a recent issue of Latina magazine and I really wanted to try it out.

Here are a few thoughts that skittered through my head while I cooked the afternoon away:

Eating frozen pizza and drinking Cherry Coke while cooking. I’m pretty sure that’s how my grandmothers cooked back in the day.

Simmer 1 1/2 hours?! Then strain through cheesecloth? Let cool. THEN simmer 45 more minutes?! No wonder I don’t cook authentic recipes often. I don’t have the patience to wait.

I know my dad doesn’t like fresh cilantro. I wonder if he’ll notice 2 cups of chopped cilantro if it’s cooked into the dish?

Next time someone makes you pozole give them a BIG thank you. Man this is taking a long time.

Never rub your eyes after chopping serrano peppers (and I knew this!)

Next time, less pork.

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2 thoughts on “Random thoughts while making Pozole

  1. When did your Mom break her arm and how long will she be in a cast? You know I have a husband that occasionally makes a lot of extra soup. We’d be happy to help out.

    Our Pozole recipe was obtained from a friend, maybe 30 years ago. It is much simpler than yours. I’ll send it along via email but i doubt if it would pass muster with your in-laws.

    • tkfewless

      She’ll be in an imobilizer for about 7 more weeks. She says thank you for the offer, but friends and family have been keeping her well fed 🙂

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