Sunday, February 05, 2012
The Family Meal: Meal 18 - Guacamole with Chips, Mexican-Style Chicken with Rice, Watermelon with Menthol Candies
Yep, you saw that right. Menthol candies. A.k.a. Hall's cough lozenges. Yeah, it freaked me out, too. But when I looked at the package, Chef Adria was right. They're basically candy. The menthol is the only "medicine" in them. Hey, we all deserve some candy when we're not feeling well, right?
Nothing too weird here, but then again, I live in Texas, so this is basically right up my alley. The jar the mole was in was definitely interesting though. I'm still not sure how you're really supposed to get the top off. I twisted, pulled, pried, banged with a knife, and finally cranked it open with a bottle opener. There has to be an easier way. The rice for the side dish was actual Bomba paella rice that I found at Central Market. According to my research, this stuff is hand harvested once a year in small area of southern Spain, and then the little old ladies sew it up into little burlap bags. Very quaint. Not sure I believe it. The stitching on the bag was too perfect.