I’m back in Eugene and loving it. I wanted to put a post up about one of my traditions. Since I grew up in New Mexico, we loved New Mexican food. Many years ago my Dad started making Posole on New Years day for good luck.
Posole is basically hominy, pork and red chile stew. We usually eat tamalles with them, but this year we went for the green chile chicken enchiladas. (The red and green mix was really good) Here are a few links for posole recipies.
I haven’t actually made it because my Dad is always the one to put this together, but I do know some of his secrets. This is a great dish to clean out the freezer with. Almost any meat will work well with it if you have something that hasn’t been used yet. I have a pretty empty freezer because I’m a college student, but many families have things that end up hiding in the back. I also know that my Dad likes to cook the meat in the chile for a while before he adds the hominey and water. We’ve always just used Bueno brand frozen chile, because it’s easier. Ah…New Mexican food….so good.