Bloganuary Prompt for Day 18: What is your favorite food to eat or cook?
I do not have a particular favorite food. When I am hungry for or craving a certain meal, I prepare that meal. I do have foods I prepare or eat for different celebrations.
Christmas meal is Navajo Tacos or Native American Tacos. A piece of fry bread is placed on a plate then covered with chili. There are various toppings that can then be layered on top: lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, black olives, sour cream and guacamole.
The chili I make what is referred to as New Mexico green chili. New Mexico Green Chili is made with ground pork, but I use ground lamb, green chilis, onion, garlic, and tomatillos and some spices.
For Easter we have a Bar BQ of smoked brisket, potato salad, fruit salad and a vegetable. Deserts are big with pies and cakes. I put a dry rub on the brisket 24 hours before smoking, to let the flavors soak in. The day before Easter, I will smoke the brisket, an all day task. When the brisket is smoked I will let it cool and place in the refrigerator. Early Easter morning, I wrap the smoked brisket in foil, and place in the oven on low temperature to cook until noon, when we eat. Cooking in the oven, allows the brisket to be more tender, and to be the right temperature to serve.
Our wedding anniversary is always celebrate with our yearly visit to Red Lobster. We both enjoy lobster. Lobster is a meal I do not cook. And who should cook on the anniversary? What we eat from the menu varies eat year. The celebration of another year of marriage with a once a year treat is special.