i’m not sure what triggered it but i got hit with a real hankering for some mexican food. i’m as guilty as most of you reading this and have a tendency to stray closer to Tex-Mex than true mexican cuisine but i’ve came to terms with it. wow, that was easy.
so, this weekend’s meal is going to consist of some semi-traditional mexican dishes. i got lazy and decided not to make my own tortillas, both because of the time considerations and the fact that with the beans i am making, i didn’t see the need really for an extra starch. would have been nice but not essential to the meal. so, without further ado, here is the lineup for tomorrow:
Homemade Frijoles Refritos
Rajas Con Crema
Chicken with mole
for the beans, i plan on using a mixture of pinto and black beans, made from scratch with dried beans. no shortcuts opening cans here.
Rajas con crema is basically roasted peppers that are sliced and fried with onion. cream is then added to make a sauce.
chicken with mole is just that, chicken with a mole sauce. i will be using pan fried chicken thighs (cost and flavor, see last weeks meal for details) and making a mole out of dried whole spices, blanched almonds and chocolate.
well, thats the set up, tune in tomorrow for the execution. i’m looking forward to it and hope you are too.