The Posole is Ready!
I mentioned earlier that Mommy is making posole today, which is kinda like menudo but not, and is really really good, right? Well, it’d be better without all of the chili, but the pork meat still tastes yummy and it smells wonderful too. Anyway, it’s done! Mommy had a bowl earlier and is now busy putting some up into bags and containers to go into the freezer while some goes into smaller containers to go into the fridge or to family.
It’s a very fun process to watch and this year it was more interesting because Mommy did it all by herself without Grandma’s help. I’m so proud of Mommy! First up of course was the meat preparation I mentioned earlier. After that was done Mommy selected some dried red chili that she cleaned and put in a pan to soak for a bit.
She then put it into this machine humans call a “blender”. It’s loud, looks like a big picture sitting on a block, and doesn’t blend so much as chop, dice, and shred anything that gets put into it into teeny tiny pieces. Very scary thing, don’t get your paws or tails in it!
After that she poured some of the chili into this funny pan that has holes on the bottom and a handle that spins around. She used this funny pan to crush the chopped up and wet chili to get the pure sauce and leave the pulpy remains separate.
Here’s a shot of the chili dropping down into the second pan that the funny one is set on top of:
In a large, very, very large, pot Mommy added a lot of water, three big cans of hominy and spices. She put a lot of spices so I can’t tell you what exactly they are sadly. I just know she had quite a few jars spaced out on the counter. I did recognize Oregano in there though. The nose knows this.
She let that cook for a little while before adding in the chili and meat and then let everything set in the pan for a while and allowed it to boil for a bit before bringing it down to what humans call a “simmer”. There was lots of steam in the way of this shot.
Eventually it was ready, and as you can see, it has a good amount of meat in it and is very tasty looking.
Denali likes it regardless of the chili but Mommy doesn’t like to let her eat it that way. Instead Mommy always takes some of the meat out for us and sets it aside. Well, she also sets aside some hominy too but only Denali eats that. For the weight conscious I’m not sure if you have to worry about taking fat burners after eating this or not. All of the chili makes it healthy for humans I think and the meat is strained but some fat has to be in there regardless.
I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe you can persuade your humans to make this as well.