Pineapples for Nothing, But No Chicks For Free

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When we are in Troncones we eat a lot of pineapples.  We always try to “recycle” all of the pineapple tops and twice we have been able to get them to grow.

This one is the second pineapple we have started and it is probably four to six months of growing remaining, but hopefully it will be another juicy and tasty home grown pineapple.

Sorry for borrowing the lyrics to “Money for nothing…” and my apologies to Dire Straits, but I just drove back to Pátzcuaro from Troncones and I am a little goofy this evening.

Preparation is the Key

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Last night we made a meal of chicken jalapeno meatballs, lots of vegetables and rice.  The key to a tasty meal is always in the preparation, which just can not be rushed!

The Best Tamale Pie With Braised Skirt Steak, Charred Corn, and Brown Butter Cornbread Crust

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Last night we experimented with another wonderful Serious Eats recipe this one from J. Kenji López-Alt. The end result was wonderful as I hope you can tell from the primary image I posted.

This recipe is up there with most recipes from Diana Kennedy in that it takes lots of ingredients and almost 2 1/2 hours of actual cooking time.

But I can say the end result is well worth the effort.

As you can see Jo Ann is looking pretty happy with her work tonight.


And this is the final product before we plated it up for dinner.


If you would like a copy of the recipe just click on the image below and it will take you to the recipe on the Serious Eats website.