|with my husband Remi and my twin brothers-in-law Joel and Javier|
|his name was Dinner|
My brothers-in-law who having been working here for a few years are obsessed with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce having eaten a few Thanksgiving dinners with us. I added sweet braised carrots from the Joy of Cooking for a little more traditional American cooking, and they requested mac & cheese. I had never actually made mac and cheese, but had a great easy recipe for it from Ellen, my bf of 30 years!, which oddly I'd written inside the cover of a Rick Bayless cookbook after eating some at her house a few years ago. The boys were a little disappointed that I didn't make spicy pecans to top the spinach salad and Remi explained to them that the blue cheese dressing was vinaigrette with queso apestoso (translation: stinky cheese...yes Mom, I know you agree).
Even though they didn't have to kill anything, the guys were in charge of the main dish. They made mixiotes with chicken with sweet and hot peppers, epazote, and onions en papillote. In Mexico we would have wrapped it all in the outer skin of the maguey or century plant. I have had mixiote wrapped in maguey and it is delicious, but also illegal because peeling the outer skin of the plant can kill it. I just read about some sustainably harvested mixiote so I'm pretty sure we won't end up eating our little packets of food with our heads shrouded as if we were having some bizzare dinner of ortolan.
|los tres mosqueteros|