I sent out a mass text message on Wednesday afternoon to the students of Epiphany Youth Ministry. It read: "Hola amigo/a. Buenos dias! Esta noche estoy cocinando chuletas y arroz con pollo por JAM! Esta alli! Celebre el nuevo ano liturgico! Paz, Jose"
You don't have to understand spanish to know whatever I just said meant something like "I'm cooking one of the best things you have ever tasted so you better be there!"
I give you: Pork Chops, rice with chicken, and a cucumber/tomato/onion/avocado salad.
My grandmother's recipe is risky business so don't think I'm going to post it on this blog for you to see. But I will show you the pictures so you can attempt something along these lines in the future.
Arroz con pollo is somewhat similar to the Louisiana jambalaya; except this has olives, cilantro and capers. Brown the chicken, cook the veggies down, mix it up, add rice, and that's it (basically).
|brown chicken with salt and pepper in large cast iron pot|
|chicken, veggies, seasoning, chicken broth|
|rice cooked after 20 minutes. add the olives, capers|
|let them rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting|
This meal hopefully prepared our students for Advent which starts this Sunday. As we anticipate the Christmas season, I pray you have a moment to take a break from the "holiday shopping" and enjoy some good eats.