Monday, October 5, 2009


Only family gets away with calling you and saying, "Hi Jen, can you cook dinner for me?" Only family can get away with using you so blatantly. But what can I say, use me and abuse me when it comes to cooking. I can never say no. So of course, my brother Mike calls and he only ever wants one thing from me, picadillo.
I learned how to make picadillo from Ginger Lopez, who is an amazing cook. This cuban dish is basically a stew of seasoned chopped meat with lots of olives served over white rice and topped with french fries. Hard to go wrong.
Mike's eyes have always dwarfed his stomach so when we went food shopping he forced me to get 3 lbs of meat. So excessive for 3 people. But my brother Mike is more stubborn then me, so we literally made a gigantic vat of picadillo with enough leftovers for everyone to enjoy for a few days.
Here's the recipe for picadillo from a previous post.
As a side I made corn and tomatillo salsa with red onion, tomato, garlic, cilantro, hot pepper, lemon juice, cayenne, and green peppers.
And we watched the funniest videos I have ever seen, Gino the Ginny. You will die of laughter watching this crazy kid.


Pizzalicious Lauren said...

This sounds awesome! I love your blog!

Rocco Galatioto said...

Jen, your piccadillos are always sinfully good.

Morta Di Fame said...

THanks Rocco and Lauren!