Monday, April 12, 2010

Tomatillos and a favor

Tomatillos

If I could live with any chef and eat their food for the rest of my life, Rick Bayless would be one of my top picks.  Besides the fact that I love Mexican food and that everything that I have made from Mexican Everyday (Recipes Featured on Season 4 of the PBS-TV series has come out wonderfully,  he seems really nice.  I follow him on Twitter and he is just so friendly and helpful! 

All of my favorite Mexican recipes include cilantro and tomatillos.  If given the choice between red or green sauce or salsa, I always go green.  Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good source for tomatillos around here.  It’s very hit or miss, so during spring break a day trip to Atlanta’s Buford HighwayFarmer’s Market was in order.   If you can’t find something there, it simply can’t be found.  I saw things, I’ve never even heard of, much less seen.  But the huge bin of tomatillos is what I came for.

So, here is Auntie Pam’s tip of the day…did you know that tomatillos freeze beautifully?  You don’t even have to  chop or peel.  Just wash them and place them in a single layer on a sheet and place them in your freezer.  Once they are frozen, pop them in a bag.  Their texture is a little different after freezing, but most of the time you are using them in sauces and salsa’s where they are perfect!!   So, go forth and fill you freezer with tomatillos.  You’re welcome.

And now for a favor.  Tomorrow afternoon, I have to go back for a second look at something. So tonight, when you are saying your Now I Lay Me Down to Sleeps, if you could put in a good word or two for my right boob, I would appreciate it.   Thank you.

34 comments:

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

beautiful tomatillos and consider yourself prayerfied.

chellebelle said...

I stopped right here and now and said an all around "Please hold her in your very hands" kind of prayer.. no waiting around for a "now I lay me down" one. And I added a general all around one for your family too. My thoughts will be with you constantly.

La Table De Nana said...

Now I lay me down to sleep.. ..
It's a deal Pam.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I did not know you could freeze those. Interesting.

And I will be thinking of you. Let us know how it goes.

Joy said...

Ohhhhh. Praying it is all okay, and for your peace of mind.

SusanD said...

Gotcha covered GF. No worries tho. You're gonna be just fine!! Blessings, SusanD

Joan's Good Life said...

Tomatillos are the best and now that I know they can freeze... well now YOU'RE the best!

I'll be praying for you throughout the day! Gods grace on you and your family.

Kat said...

Consider it done. Hopefully, all will be well.
Also love mexican food. I did not know that about the tomatillos. Thanks. Our local Walmart carries them almost always.

Kim said...

I stopped right here and said a prayer for you and your family. I sure hope everything checks out okay.

I second you on Rick Bayless. He is such a fabulous chef and you can tell that he is a wonderful person. He was wonderful to watch on Top Chef Masters and I'm so glad he won.

shabby girl said...

Done. :)

teresa-bug said...

I did pray and will pray again.

Discovered tomatillos last year. Mmmmm.

Amy said...

I could say a couple of swear words, too, if you think that would help. Hang in there.

Paula said...

Thanks for the tip, Auntie Pam.

Joining in on your prayer chain now. Sending lots of positive, good vibes your way. Let us know how it goes.

Mimi said...

The power of prayer! May God grace you with a benign second look.
New tip for me on the tomatillos.
Mimi

Julie said...

Prayers sent to the Big Guy; he's in control!

Marjie said...

I'll say the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleeps twice for you, for extra luck.

Big Dude said...

I'll remember this for the next time I grow them. I had a ton last year, but didn't consider freezing - duh on me. My best for your tests.

grace said...

1--you're absolutely in my prayers. right now and henceforth.
2--rick bayless is the man. right now and forevermore. :)

Debinhawaii said...

My prayers and all the good and positive thoughts in the world are with you Pam. Take care.

I am very happy to learn you can freeze tomatillos--next time I find a supply at the Latin market I am buying and freezing a bunch.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Honey, I'm definitely keeping you in my prayers. That happened to me once---and I was scared to death... Turned out to be nothing, so I hope yours is NOTHING also.... Keep us posted.

Hugs,
Betsy

SDK said...

It's a privilege to pray for you, Pam. Also praying you sleep well tonight and dream of enchiladas with salsa verde.

buffalodick said...

How do we all get along? I hate cilantro(tastes like soap!) and dislike tomatillos! Thank God for the differences that make us who we are! I respect other people's tastes, even when I don't agree!

a good yarn said...

I have never seen a tomatillo here in Australia. What pretty green gems they are. Sending your right bazunga the healing vibes.

leilani said...

I join Ann is sending you a whole huge bunch of healing vibes. Also, sending peaceful good thoughts for your loved ones who must be very worried.

Chris said...

We've got your back. Err...or boob.

Thoughts are with you!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I will remember that tip about freezing tomatillos. I don't see them often either. My prayers are with you and your family.

Mags said...

I love the green sauces too and also find it diffficult at times to find tomatillos. Thanks for the freezing tip... I had no idea!

You've been added to my prayer list. My thoughts are with you tomorrow hon.

5 Star Foodie said...

Those tomatillos are so pretty! I need to pick some up at my store - I actually haven't cooked with those at all yet.

Chanel11 said...

No problemo, my prayers need a new topic anyway :)

Lisa said...

You got it! ...and thanks for the tomatillo tip.

Joanne said...

Thanks for the tip chica! Good luck at the doctor. I will be thinking about you!

SweetPeaSurry said...

right boob candle vigil ... check!

besties of luck!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I love tomatillos - I have a hard time finding them sometimes. Good tip about freezing. I'm a day late - but not a prayer short. Hope it went OK.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

You can freeze tomatillos? Really? Fantastic!