Here are a couple of eggs cooked sunny side up amidst chorizo sausage. I managed to slip the most of it out of the skillet onto a toasted tortilla and garnished the plate with fresh chilies, a scoop of refried beans, cheddar, and a hank of cilantro. I also have a glob of salsa on there I was trying out – it’s billed as “Key Lime Salsa” and there was a definite flavor of lime to it. Pretty good, I like the lime flavored Cholula brand hot sauce too.
Looks like a Lazy Sunday brewing today. The front across the region brought cool temps and steady rains. We made a dash through the local farmer’s market yesterday looking for tomatillo sets but found none, aside from a purple variety that I’m sure is tasty but unsuited for a salsa verde. We didn’t set out with the market in mind so I failed to grab a camera for pictures. My dumb cell phone has a camera but it’s so lame I refuse to use it. We had headed to a store near the market that has a pretty good selection of outdoor grills. More on that tomorrow, weather permitting.
It’s a cool, rainy Saturday and we weren’t going anywhere today. Mrs J called for soup and mentioned beans but they really need to soak overnight so I mentioned another of Mrs J’s faves: Cheesy potato soup. I got the chicken broth going with a chopped onion and some of those cured ham pieces. I like to get the ham chunks falling apart done before I add any veggies so I had a little time to surf recipes to look for seasoning tips. I found this recipe atop the results page and gave it a quick study. With some modifications I followed it. Three potatoes were chopped and added to the broth. I had some bacon frying for garnish so the fat part of a roux was ready. I removed the bacon to drain on a paper towel and added a little butter to it, then cooked the carrots and celery, adding the flour when they were tender and let the roux cook a few minutes, then added white wine to mobilize it, dumping the veggie mixture into the main pot with the potatoes. After all the veggies were tender they got a quick buzz with a stick blender.
We both gave it a taste at this point and found it to be very good. I questioned Mrs J as to the need for cheese and cream but she refused to consider it without. Fine by me! I added six ounces of smoked provolone and stirred it to melt, then hit it with a scant cup of heavy cream. Fabulous! Perfect! Some fresh chives from the garden and the bacon for garnish and a crostini with goat’s milk cheddar made this The Best Potato Soup Evah! LOLGood enough for a second bowl – no time for toasting the garlic bread!