I have experienced serious writer's block for the past 24 hours, and really don't have a lot to say about today's recipe. It's Puerto Rican, it's good, it's simple.....Really, what more do I need to say?
Arroz con Carne Molida (Rice with Ground Beef)
1/2 c medium grain rice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1 c red onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1- 8 oz. can Spanish style tomato sauce
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 tsp Adobo
1 c Beef Stock
8 olives, sliced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 - 15 ox. Garbanzo beans
1 green onion, diced
2 Tbsp cilantro, diced
Heat oil in large cast iron skillet. Brown meat with onion and garlic; drain. Add tomato sauce, bell pepper strips, Adobo, beef stock, olives, and oregano. Stir in rice. Bring to a boil and and beans. Stir, cover, and simmer on low until liquid is absorbed. Add onion and cilantro; cook 5- 10 minutes more.
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THE HILLS REMEMBER:
THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF JAMES STILL
Edited by Ted Olson
University Press of Kentucky
James Still, an Alabama native who relocated to Kentucky as a young adult, is best known as a novelist and poet, but he was also known for his short stories featuring the Appalachian section of Kentucky. Still captured the dialect of the Appalachian people as well as the weaving a descriptive prose that enables the reader to see the hills and mountains of Kentucky as clearly as if they were there.
My personal favorite was The Sharp Tack, in which Jerb Powell writes a series of letters to a schoolteacher named Talt Evarts remonstrating with him regarding stories that Mr. Evarts claims to have been to the Holy Land. Mr. Powell's lack of understanding on the subject is the first humorous component of the story, and as the reader follows his slow journey of comprehension, the humor continues.
Any reader who appreciates and enjoys reading about the Appalachian area and people will certainly enjoy this anthology of Mr. Still's short stories.
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