Cookin' With Leo
Christmas, Fairies, and Such Things
That Show Up Especially At This Time Of Year,
Even When You Ain't Wishin' For 'Em!
Well, Christmas is upon us and since it has been fairly (excuse that word) warm so far this season, I haven't been wearing my sprig of garlic and the medal of the Blessed Virgin around my neck. So it serves me right when my dear sweet Italian Fairy Godmother dropped in, and not only her but a new found fairy friend known as 'Aztec' Annie. Seems my dear sweet Italian Fairy Godmother ran across this new found fairy friend at the Annual Fairy Conventions that dragged (sorry about that word too) out most of the summer. whenever.
"Hey dere!", she sez (my dear sweet Italian Fairy Godmother never 'says'), "what'sa my little bambino doin'?"
"Not much dear sweet Italian Fairy Godmother, just killin' time and waitin' fer Santa."
"You wasta' you time", she sez, 'me an' my fren' gonna give you everything you gonna' want."
"I'm not so sure about that, dear sweet Italian Fairly Godmother. Who is your new friend with you?"
"Oh, dissa' here is 'Aztec Annie', she from Central America, she hang aroun' some ol', watcha' call' em
pyramids, where she saz she gatta' keep some kinna' Conquistadors from ever findin' the 'Fountain of Youth'. An' she good at it too, nobody ever fine it yet."
"Hi, Aztec Annie!"
"Tatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatat, tat lil' bambino."
"Well she knows a couple of words dear sweet Italian Fairy Godmother, but what else did she say?"
"How I gonna' know? She no speaka' da' Anglish."
"Well, how do you two talk to each other?"
"Oh, we no gatta talk, we justa' project."
"Yea, so we justa' drop by to 'project' wit you too."
Wham, bang, "tatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatat, tat, lil' bambino" and they were both gone as fast as they came, probably back to where the blue agave's grow, wherever.
But now I have a new recipe. Will have to call this one:
Aztec, Italian, Scrambled Eggs, TaDa
(Got a better idea?)
Disa' here is watta' you gonna hafta' get, tatatatat…, sorry about that, hafta' shake them two. "Hey, one of you guys, hand me a sprig of garlic."
Ok, let's start over. This recipe is for all the Christmas friends you might find the next morning after the big celebration, so judge accordingly. And you can make some things ahead of time, like this Aztec Goodie that will go with the scrambled eggs.
You will need one pound of plain pork sausage, or one pound of ground pork. Reserve for step two.
Step One: In a warm skillet splash
a dash of Worcestershire Sauce
2 tablespoons Mole'
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon Hershey Cocoa powder
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon Basil
2 tablespoons of juice from a jar of Jalapeno peppers
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Keep the pan warm and stir all the ingredients with a wooden spoon 'til mixed well.
Step Two: Now add the pound of meat and turn the heat up to about half and keep mixing all the ingredients while the meat is browning. As it begins to bubble and boil turn the heat down to simmer and let it all simmer with the pan covered for about 30 minutes. Now you can spoon out all the 'Aztec Goodie' into a covered dish and place in the frig. It will keep there from 7 to 10 days, and use it when you are ready to scramble some eggs.
And here is how to use it with the eggs.
Use one tablespoon of the Aztec Goodie with each egg you scramble.
That will sober up all your Christmas Party Friends at least until the New Year's Eve party.
And I hope my dear sweet Italian Fairy Godmother and
Aztec Annie have a nice Christmas.
And the same to the rest of you too.