TWHC, January 10, 2015 ¶

This event marked the eleventh occurrence of the yearly Tausworthe “Posole Party” with 32 neighbors and friends in attendance. The stated purpose of the gathering was to bring a closing cheer to the holiday season just past, and, in New Mexico Posole Tradition, to reflect on our past blessings and to hope for peace, prosperity, and happiness in the coming year.

In welcome, I recounted the origins of the main course of the evening as having sprung from my first introduction to cheeseburger soup at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena, CA, which was owned by Roger Barkley, a prominent radio and television personality in Los Angeles for 35 years, and from my having immensely enjoyed my first green chile cheeseburger at the “world famous” Owl Bar and Cafe, extolled elsewhere among these pages. The main course this night would be Green Chile Cheeseburger Posole for the lacto-carnivores among us, with a lacto-vegan counterpart available for those who desired it.

While not being a true Posole in the mainstream of New Mexico tradition, it was nevertheless acclaimed by a majority as the best of the Posoles I had ever served so far at TWHC gatherings. The remaining menu bore great resemblance to those of past occasions.

  • Tort Ham Ranch Pinwheels
  • Farrell’s Jalapeño Poppers and Jelly
  • Santuccio’s Deviled Eggs
  • Angus’s Barbecue Meat Balls
  • Schilke’ Smoked Sausages in sauce
  • Dettbarn’s Assorted Cheeses Plate
  • California Merlot and Chardonnay
  • Margarita cocktails
  • Katrina cocktails
  • Beer, various and sundry varieties
  • Raspberry Lemonade
  • Diet Coke, Root Beer, and 7Up
  • Bottled water
  • Guest-brought bottles
  • Green Chile Cheeseburger Posole
  • Green Chile Cheese Veggieburger Posole
    • Buttered tortillas, corn and flour
    • Corn Scoops
    • Chopped Scallions
    • Chopped Cilantro
    • Chopped Dill Pickles
    • Chopped Jalapeño chile
    • Taubasco and other hot sauces of various Scoville ratings
  • Farmer-Brown Mac & Cheese
  • Sherman’s Green Salad Vinaigrette
  • Peterson’s Cranberry-Walnut Green Salad
  • Refrigerator Cheesecake
  • Carb Smart® Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Woelffer’s Orangecello Chocolate Cake
  • Lee’s Assorted Cheesecakes
  • Whitten’s Chocolate Frozen Yogurt
  • Coffee
  • Margaritas
  • Katrina cocktails
  • etc, as above