Sunday, November 16, 2008

Granny-ism Gaiety!

I feel rejuvenated. I've thought of a spectacular focus for the blog.

*drum roll please*
Sewing and Cooking! My two passions! Long have I waited for a venue in which to exploit and brag about my two favorite pastimes. I have arrived!

Perhaps I should change the name of the blog if this passion is going to be the focus. Dave hesitates to even sleep under my artful creations, declaring that they're too girly; I doubt he'd want to be named a co-author of their blog.

However, I don't think I'll change it, and I'll probably still post pictures of him. (By the way, I left my camera in Reno last month - blast! - so no pictures until mumsy and pop-pop bring it to me this weekend when they come down for our uber-fantastic three-day cruise we're taking to Ensenada, Mexico. Until then, I will have to rely on pictures found on the internet... which brings me to my first passionate post:)

Sazón Goya
¡Ay ay ay!

Muy delicioso!

Mi amiga mexicana introduced me to this wonderful flavoring. I've only tried it on rice, but it's so good on rice that I'm not in a huge hurry to try it on much else... because I keep making the rice. The rice is delicious is what I'm saying. Based on tips I've received from my friend, Gloria (or "Glorita" as I adorably call her), I now fry my rice in a saucepan before I add the liquid - usually chicken broth. If I'm using white rice, I wait til it turns golden before adding the broth, and so far I've only used brown rice once, and it's a little trickier to monitor... but not much trickier. Anyone with some college should be able to figure it out. When I add the broth, I also add one packet of the Goya flavoring - the one that says "con culantro y achiote" (coriander and annatto) is my favorite, then cover the saucepan and let it cook. It's a big hit with the sexy husband. Throw in some sauteed veggies, and baby you got yourself a stew goin'! (Not really, because we're not making stew... but I love Arrested Development, and I will often say "Baby you got yourself a stew goin'" when I think something is about to be awesome, so get ready.)

The only problem encountered so far with this spectacular seasoning is the relative difficulty one may have with finding this product. Glorita says they sell it at Wal-Mart. I found it at Pancho Villa last night - our local Mexican superstore. The website does not offer any help with locations. Lo siento.

I'm excited that it is now the holiday season (officially, right?) - because I have some fab-u recipes to post for all the fab-u readers of my blog! In fact, I may post the first one tomorrow because that's how excited I am about the new focus of my blog.



heatlight said...

Well, my comment on your last post was about what direction to take your blog. It involved your dogs, costumes and a soap opera, but I think this may be a better direction. Only if you include videos of you demonstrating new cooking/sewing techniques. You could be the next Martha!

Why doesn't Dave like sleeping under quilts? Does he realize someone somewhere had to sew whatever he sleeps under?? How girly.

Sara McGinness said...

I love the new header and the subject of the blog. I can't wait to pick up on some of your sewing tips (cause I definitely need it).

Gloria said...

Mmmm, Thanks for the credit Buddy!It tastes great on chicken fajitas and soups also!