this one takes me back to my home state of texas. straight to the tiny town of floresville.
my grandparents made this sleepy town their home. i have countless sweet memories of visits with them there. when we were kids, minnie and gramps always took me and my sister to pizza garden, one of the two real restaurants in town at the time. we'd order pizza and hamburgers, drink root beer and select songs on the jukebox with the quarters minnie would pull from her wallet. on the way out, we'd get to choose a chupa chup lollipop from the stand...
a whole lot has changed since those days, and pizza garden changed hands and names and even fare a few times. it's been many years since i walked through those doors with my minnie, but the last time we did, i ate this.
this is a mexican stewed squash, corn and chicken dish... it is delicious and comforting and perfect for a cold day. it isn't necessary to braise for such a long time, but do if you can. the end result is a delicately tender meat and fragrant, flavorful mix of veggies.
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