Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Sauce

(I fixed yesterday's post, so the video works now.)

I took on my biggest cooking project yet in this new apartment yesterday. I've been lazy about cooking because my kitchen is SO non-functional! And, in order to complete my project today, I needed a broiler. Look at this picture:
What goes in that bottom drawer? Sheet pans and muffin tins?? Not here! That is the broiler! Maybe I am just not experienced enough in the world of broilers, but that is not where I expected it to be! I also had to learn how to use it. It is gas powered, so there is a scary open flame.

Also, the counter space you will see in some of the following pictures is literally the only workspace I have in the whole kitchen. And it is about one square foot.

But ignore my complaints! Because in my pathetic kitchen, I have made a masterpiece! Glenn's parents are coming in town tonight for his white coat ceremony tomorrow, so I wanted to have a good meal ready for them. My mom sent me a recipe for the best green chile enchilada sauce ever.

I was very excited to try this recipe because every time I see these:
In the grocery store, I think they are so beautiful. I always think, if only I knew something to make with all those beautiful chiles, I would buy them. Three poblanos, three anaheims, and three jalepenos went from
using my trusty and elusive broiler. Then into the blender they went, with some not pretty enough to be photographed cooked spinach, onions, and garlic.
I stirred in the cream and was done! I tasted it, and it was DELICIOUS but also SPICY! Scott and Terri, I hope you are ready for some pretty hot enchiladas.

p.s. Violet was strapped to my chest in the baby carrier throughout. She is learning how to cook already!


  1. The enchiladas are going to be amazing - and Glenn's parents are going to love you even more than they already do :)

  2. Violet could take the pictures!

  3. Hey, how come I am still unknown? This Dan (Dad).

  4. I am so impressed that you wrote such an interesting post about cooking!

  5. yum yum yum yum yum.

    you are such a good blogger now!! i'm very impressed.