Sunday, January 30, 2011

Caldo on a Rainy Day

Today turned out to be my favorite kind of day for staying at home. It's been raining steadily throughtout the day. Perfect day for staying home and keeping warm, blogging, reading, watching tv and eating something warm and delicious.

My mom had promised my daughter April that she would make her Caldo today...and she didn't even know it was going to be a rainy day.

Caldo de Res is Mexican Beef Soup. My mom hasn't made this in a long time because she said you can't just make a little bit of makes a whole big pot. And she's not lying, just look at this big pot full of Caldo!

There's at least 4 gallons of Caldo here. What's in Caldo? Well my mom uses stew beef (this time she bought it already cut in cubes), Cabbage, Zucchini Squash, Carrots, Onion, Potatoes and Tomato Sauce. Lots of people also add corn on the cob cut into small pieces. We asked for Corn on the Cob...we didn't get it, cause that's not how mom makes it! But we did get the love...that's my moms favorite ingredient...the love.

We like to prepare our Caldo by squeezing in some lemon juice and Tabasco...Yum! It gives it that little kick! I love this picture above because the sun came out just long enough for me to take the picture!

Here's a closeup of all the goodness. . .

And poor little Chorizo was so sad because she didn't get her own big bowl of Caldo :-(
Don't tell April but while April was eating her Caldo in the living room watching TV...Chorizo and I snuck into the kitchen and I fixed her a little plate of beef and squash. That's healthy for a puppy right?


  1. That Caldo looks so yummy and perfect for a cold rainy day. Your little Chorizo is so darling.

  2. This looks so yummy, Alicia...perfect for a cold day! How fun that you sneaked a little for your fur baby...cute! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  3. There's nothing like a hot soup on a winter, rainy day!
    Your pictures of the Caldo with its rich variety of ingredients are so very 'inviting'!

  4. Donnie - Chorizo is a real doll. She's made a dog lover out of me real fast!

  5. Confessions of a Plate Addict - Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by. Nothing like soup on a cold day. Yeah, I sneak lots of little snacks to my fur A little later she went to me bedroom while I laid down to read for a bit and I fed her a toffee flavored almond. But *shhhh* don't tell her mommy :-D

  6. DUTA - My friend, if there were some way to send you a bowl of it I sure would!

  7. u have the best mama! :O)
    I love your new header :O)

  8. Braley Mama - Yep Summur, she's a keeper! Thanks...I like the new header too. I wish it were a bit bigger but then I look at it again and think it's the perfect size. I'm so


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