Saturday, January 24, 2009

В кухне

Even from my office upstairs I can tell that my house now reeks of mole.

I am collaborating on dinner tonight. My friend Bill was in the mood for mole and inquired whether someone who makes mole might work together on a dinner party tonight. Hint, hint. Nudge, nudge.

¡Por supuesto!

So a whole bunch of ancho chiles (pictured above) have been toasted, soaked, chopped, blended, and are now simmering with tomatoes, garlic, chocolate, onions, a bit of lard, spices, and toasted and ground almonds and sesame seeds. All this will join sauteed chicken later.

I suppose it's time to transfer the shirts from the washer to the dryer now. Just an ordinary Saturday here at Desert Farne ending with a gathering of friends in Corrales.
--the BB


Grandmère Mimi said...

Paul, that "mole" threw me for a minute there. I thought, "What does mole (el animal) smell like?"

Have a lovely evening.

Paul said...

Good question, Mimi. I wonder what possum smells like too.

Well, not really sure I want to know.

When e-mailing yesterday about today's meal I got a similar response from my friend Kathy, who took the misconstrual and ran with it.

Grandmère Mimi said...

¡Buen apetito!

Paul said...

Gracias, Abuelita.

The menu:
Guacamole and chips

Chicken enchiladas with salsa verde

Chicken in mole

Refried black beans (sounds like an experiment)


Jícama and orange salad

Mexican chocolate cake

Grandmère Mimi said...

Oooh! I want some.

Paul said...

Hitch up your wagon and come visit us out west.

Jane R said...

You trying to make us drool all over our keyboards?


(Oh geez. The word verification is "greed." I'm going to assume that is for the Wall Street bankers.)

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Enjoy yourselves!

susan s. said...

Ooh, ancho chiles!!! I luvs 'em. I use them in my chicken and bean chili with lime juice in just the right amount!

I'm glad it's just a little lard you put in! :-)

Paul said...

Lordy, Susan S., I feel nervous every time I use lard, but sometimes you just gotta use a bit.

Mercifully, my cholesterol is low.