Have you ever worked so hard at something, and in the end your eyes well up in tears as you see your desired results coming? That was how I felt last night trying to make Chili Rellenos for the first time.
I spent over 30 minutes of roasting 8 green peppers, peeling off their skins, taking out the seeds and making a sauce with tomatoes, onion, garlic, then I seasoned it to taste. I didn’t anticipate how long it took me to solidify the white eggs. I sat down on the floor on my sandals to whisk the egg whites. I started with five, but I accidentally spilled about one. After 20 minutes holding the electronic whisk, I had to change hard sandals to a soft pillow. I switched from holding the whisk with my right hand to the left hand several times. I got tired and bored, so I started to count. One, two, three. Slowly I counted to 100, but the egg whites still have a lot of liquid. Thirty minutes into this, I grew weary... Then I asked my friends on Facebook why it took so long to solidify the eggs. I got a response back that the attachment I used was incorrect. It's for mixing dough, not eggs! I knew that, but I didn’t know it made a difference. It’s my daughter’s and she lost the other attachment. One hour into whisking it, now my patience started to run out as well as my time of serving dinner. I started preparing for this dish at 5 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. I was still trying to beat the egg whites. I turned off the machine and used a hand whisker. It only took minutes and I started to see the result. As the egg whites started to solidify, my heart began to sing Hallelujah. I wish you could see the joy in my eyes and the smile on my face.
For Christmas this year, I’d like Santa Claus to give me a hand-free electronic batter mixer. 😊