So tonight I am all proud of myself because I am making a new recipe. (Trying desperately to get in the groove of cooking at least 4 nights a week) I am making Chicken Adobo, which I have never heard of and have never eaten. It's basically chicken cooked in a sauce of garlic, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, a bay leaf and some pepper. I am super smug as Jason walks in the door and says, "Wow that smells good. What is it?" I reply casually like I've cooked it a thousand times and it's old hat, "Chicken Adobo." He says, "Huh, I didn't know you knew any Philipino recipes. An old Philipino friend of mine used to make that all the time. Cool." Stopped short in my basting I think to myself "That's weird," because this whole time I was thinking this was a mexican dish. Then it hits me.
Originally posted on webs.com on January 9, 2009