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Monday, January 2, 2012

Blast from the past

I can't believe I wrote this post and forgot to post it!!  Must have been too much holiday celebrating going on. But here it is, better late than never!

Recently my boys attended the annual poker party, where all the guys get stinkin drunk and smoke cigars and gamble to celebrate the holiday season. It's a guy thing,  and they are all banished to the barn. There's beds in the old farmhouse, so no one is one the road driving. Actually I think all the wives kind of enjoy getting rid of em all for a night too!!  :-)  :-) This year my hubby even decided to join them, and he is about the least likely... ??? 

So there was a lot of cookin' going on at my house for this thing. They wanted my green chili stew, and brought me a roasting pan to make it in. I just have to share this with you.

Just how old is this thing??  You all know that smell, when  you walk into an antique shop!  That weird musty smell!  Step into my kitchen... I couldn't believe it!  We scrubbed it up good, and turned it on. It ran like a champ. A smelly champ that is, but what the heck once it gets to the farm, the cigars will overpower that smell!
Just look at this thing...

A cloth cord?  I definitely would not leave this unattended, for fear of a fire!

The chili was a hit, my hubby came home with $60 extra bucks in his pocket and no one got drunk!! Now that was a record for this bunch.

My green chili recipe came from a friend years ago. I am passing it on to you.
It's very simple.

2 lbs pork cut into bite size pieces
1 onion chopped
2 garlic cloves chopped
 ( I am lazy and buy it already done in a jar)
2 tlbs chili powder
2 cans whole tomatoes mashed
(again I can buy then already chopped, so I do)
2, 4 oz cans of diced green chili
(now I do go buy Hatch chili from New Mexico every year and chop my own)
salt and pepper to taste.

Brown your pork and onion dump in everything else and simmer for 2 hours!

It really is a great recipe!

Enjoy, but your on your own to find a roaster like this to fix it in!



  1. HA ha ha. I have a NEWer model of this oven, I use it for turkeys and lots of stuff. Has a good cord thank goodness~ I love green chili and your recipe is much easier than mine so I cannot wait to try it. I have all the ingredients on hand so it will be like maybe tomorrow! Thanks

  2. oh, I saw that picture in my little "bloggetts" section and immediately thought of my mother. She had one and used it every Thanksgiving for the turkey...she would cover the turkey with cheesecloth and baste through the cheesecloth every once in awhile...Don't know the ages of either yours or hers, but hers was in use during the late 40s up until the 60s and maybe 70s....cloth covered wire and all...

  3. Well, if the end result is an extra $60 and a night for yourself, I would encourage them to go every month!!

  4. That was made when they made things to last!! The NEW er ones will not still eb going in 30 (dare I say 40) years later!! LOL

  5. My grandma had one of those nesco roasters they're great!

  6. Joan, thanks for the recipe, I enjoy finding new ways to cook chili.
    Your blog is always very interesting.
    Happy New Year.

  7. Gotta love those blasts from the past -- nothing like an oldie but goodie to make you smile and bring back great memories.

    Sounds like you're having fun at your house, and that's what this new year should be all about.



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