December 30th

The January issue of Bon Appetit has a section on meatballs that I would have normally skipped, but one recipe in particular caught my eye: poblano albondigas with ancho chile soup.

I had some friends over last night for a taste testing:

Charred chiles


Turkey albondigas

Ancho chile soup



La la chip


Some of my favorite hot sauces

4 out of 5 stars. I think I’d prefer the soup with chicken broth, in lieu of beef. I’d also add more vegetables next time to the broth. Otherwise, everyone seemed to very much enjoy a bowl of steamy soup with salad and guacamole quesadillas.

If stuck with one food for the rest of my life, I could quite happily select corn and white cheese quesadillas with fresh guacamole and salsa. Or mint chocolate chip ice cream. Tough call, that one.

Tonight: cajun red beans and rice and a new set of friends for dinner.


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6 Responses

  1. Yummy. Unique. Quite fabulous.

  2. Ooh-I think we need to have Mexican food tonight for dinner! Your photos are amazing! Any chance you’d share your guacamole recipe? 🙂

  3. Yum! Thanks for the link. I may be making those meatballs (without the soup) to bring to a New Year’s party.

  4. Looks fantastic!

  5. Enjoy your holiday hostessing!

  6. I completely agree with your one-food-for-the-rest-of-your-life choices. Yummy soup, too.