Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thanksgiving and Tacos

It was just Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and though it isn't a huge holiday here like in the States, we still wanted to make something special to suit the occasion. Sharing a gigantic turkey between only two people would have been crazy so we ate a roasted chicken instead. The sad looking dollop next to the chicken is spicy mustard, it doesn't look very pretty but I love the combination, much more flavorful and suitable to my tastes than gravy. We baked some yams, drowned them in butter, sauteed spinach and tomatoes and sprinkled roasted garlic over everything. It was a simple but delicious meal, the yams were so soft and sweet.

The next day most of the chicken was still waiting to be eaten. One of my favorite things to do with leftover meat is to shred it and eat it in tacos. Maybe I'm just slow but it took me an hour to separate all of the meat from the bones and tear it into little strips. Shredded meat fried with onions and salsa (this recipe) makes a great taco filling, it's even better with pork instead of chicken! On top is a mixture of red cabbage, tomato, green onion, cilantro, Mexican chili powder, cumin and lime juice. 

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