Saturday, July 5, 2008

Not Much Cooking... me anyway.

MIL has been doing all the cooking lately, and I just can't seem to get in the habit of photographing other people's cooking.

Last night we had home-made taquitos. She boiled a flank steak for over an hour until it was extremely tender, mixed it with sauteed onions and tomatoes, rolled that in corn tortillas, then shallow-fried, served with her homemade green chili sauce (HOT!) and guacamole.

Tonight we had adobo. Chicken marinated in pickling spice, then simmered in vinegar, soy sauce and tomato sauce, served over rice with a salad on the side.

For tomorrow, she's talking about chiles rellenos.

I'm spoiled. I love that for the past week I haven't had to think about cooking after working all day. But at the same time, I kind of want my kitchen back. I find myself sneaking in to make a batch of granola bars while she's napping. And I made a yogurt dressing today for a salad that I swear we're going to eat tomorrow, no matter what she cooks.

Did I mention she mopped my floor? I love this woman.


Wandering Chopsticks said...

Dude! I wouldn't mind having her in my kitchen. Sooo hot lately. I've been lazy. I've been making packages of the Asian Supermarket 365 stuff since they're quick and easy. I tried the chicken curry mix but added mangoes instead of potatoes. It's good stuff!

Vicki said...

Hi WC!
I love having her in my kitchen! Tonight she made meatloaf - I've never gotten excited about meatloaf before, but hers is amazing!
I've got a wishlist at AS365, just waiting until I use up my 1st batch of stuff before I buy more.