Thursday, May 21, 2009

Santa Fe, New Mexico...bringing the flavors home! Corn Bread

Food while traveling can be a problem for many older people. Grown accustomed to home cooking consisting of meat and potatoes they find that exotic spices and textures just don't go down even when they try. It really is too bad that they can't do the food thing!

But for those of you that enjoy a new taste, don't mind an exotic spice once in a while and love to travel, I am telling you that there is a world of wonderful food for the taking. Even in the United States, various regions have a distinct food preference. For example, the southwest is influenced greatly by it's closeness to Mexico. But even there you will find Sonoran style food, Texmex food and that food made in the pueblos in New Mexico. That is where I found the food I truly loved. I can't even tell you what it was about it but WOW is it good.

In New Mexico red and green chili peppers are found on almost every dish. You have a choice, or if you are adventurous, you can choose the Christmas variety using both. Hot is a good thing but this food is not about is about flavor.

Tonight my husband and I are back in Oregon. But we had a wonderful dinner reminiscent of that wonderful week we spent in Santa Fe. Corn bread with green chilies and cheese added were the side dish for barbecued pork ribs. Yum! Yum!

I found the recipe for the corn bread on by putting New Mexico corn bread in the google search. (The recipe is #5 on the list) I chose the one made with yogurt. I used chopped green chilies from a can but fresh jalapenos would work too. The lovely thing about the recipe is that it is very forgiving. By using the canned green chilies that are more moist than the fresh peppers, I has to increase the cooking time. I think you will love it. Give it a try.

3 lg. eggs, beaten
1 c. plain yogurt
8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded and divided
2 tbsp. jalapeno chilies, chopped or chili peppers
1/2 med. onion, chopped
In small bowl, stir together eggs, yogurt, 1/2 of cheese, chilies and onion; set aside.

In large bowl, mix dry ingredients with fork. Cut in butter with pastry blender.

1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
2/3 c. yellow cornmeal
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
Pour egg mixture over flour mixture and stir until just blended. Turn batter in greased shallow 2 quart oven-proof dish. Spread batter level and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake about 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown and when toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Serve hot or warm.


  1. Hello !.
    You re, I guess , probably very interested to know how one can reach 2000 per day of income .
    There is no initial capital needed You may begin to receive yields with as small sum of money as 20-100 dollars.

    AimTrust is what you haven`t ever dreamt of such a chance to become rich
    AimTrust represents an offshore structure with advanced asset management technologies in production and delivery of pipes for oil and gas.

    It is based in Panama with offices everywhere: In USA, Canada, Cyprus.
    Do you want to become really rich in short time?
    That`s your choice That`s what you really need!

    I feel good, I began to get income with the help of this company,
    and I invite you to do the same. It`s all about how to select a proper companion utilizes your funds in a right way - that`s it!.
    I make 2G daily, and my first investment was 500 dollars only!
    It`s easy to join , just click this link
    and go! Let`s take our chance together to get rid of nastiness of the life

  2. Hi there!
    I would like to burn a theme at this forum. There is such a thing, called HYIP, or High Yield Investment Program. It reminds of financial piramyde, but in rare cases one may happen to meet a company that really pays up to 2% daily not on invested money, but from real profits.

    For quite a long time, I earn money with the help of these programs.
    I don't have problems with money now, but there are heights that must be conquered . I get now up to 2G a day , and my first investment was 500 dollars only.
    Right now, I managed to catch a guaranteed variant to make a sharp rise . Turn to my web site to get additional info. [url=]Online Investment Blog[/url]


Leave your thoughts...I am interested.

Featured Post

It's All Good...I Think

You loose...sorry! life is not perfect! What is a person going to do. When my husband passed away I went straight to anger and that ...