Monday, January 20, 2014

Posole intent

I recently learned about Mind Mapping, and decided to draw a map of my desire to make Posole this weekend. It was interesting to see where a lot of the roads lead. Apparently my need to make posole has a lot to do with my need to take care of myself right now. Here are some of the words or phrases that came up (some of them, multiple times down completely different roads of thought): love, appreciation, soul, tradition, talent, process, earn, comfort, support, care of self, community, be a part of something, know me…

It is now a week later, I made the posole and had it for 4 days in a row. Usually I like leftovers for one dinner and maybe one lunch, then I get bored. But every day the stew just got better and better, and I looked forward to it every night. Now re-reading my intentions, I think the posole was a very comforting, care-giving, traditional, roots kind of a thing to prepare and consume. I added chicken to it in the end, but otherwise followed this recipe entirely. Time-consuming, but so worth it! Thanks (again) Rancho Gordo for excellent products and recipes!

2 comments:

Ribeye said...

This was awesome - If by tradition you mean you're going to make a tradition out of making this pozole, I'm in. Ah, who am I kidding, I'm in for whatever you do. Thanks for the awesome soup!

sarafina said...

thanks Pinch!