I’m not sure how to describe how the moving process has been going. Sentences aren’t really forming. Frustrating. Long. Confusing. Fulfilling.
One of the major themes is that I don’t know what I’m doing 95% of the time. I’m learning as I go! It’s fun and very stressful, but that’s moving I guess.
Yesterday I decided to cook using a recipe because the thought of being told exactly what to do and being sure of the outcome sounded very appealing. It’s Hatch chili season right now, something I did not know about prior to coming to Texas. I have been able to try them a couple of times, and decided to try my hand at cooking with them.
I used this recipe for hatch chili stew, subbing refined coconut oil for the olive oil, red bell pepper for the corn, and regular diced tomatoes based on what I had on hand*. Topped with cilantro to cut the heat:
I also made skillet cornbread using this recipe. Might be the best recipe I’ve tried yet!
*The night before I roasted the chilis so that they would be ready for the slow cooker the next day. This was my first time cooking with hot peppers and I didn’t wear gloves. WEAR GLOVES.
Jam of the day: The Decemberists “16 Military Wives”