Projectsdays until the end of spring semester.
days until Snakes on a Plane.
Math article project
Finished mathematical core of article. Next: Write analytical core of article.
Dummit and Foote, Abstract Algebra
Finished section 1.6 (86 to go)
Silverman and Tate, Rational Points on Elliptic Curves
FInished 2.5 (31 to go)
Conway, Functions of One Complex Variable I
Finished section 7.5 (27 to go)
Finished section 21 (60 to go)
Royden, Real Analysis
Finished section 2.4 (97 to go)
Non-fiction book project
To-do list up-to-date
Fiction book project
1443 out of 100,000 projected words written.
Top 100 novels of all time
IMDB top 250 films
Tengoku to jigoku next in queue.
This academic lifeAcademic Coach
Confessions of a Community College Dean
The Little Professor
My Hiding Place
New Kid on the Hallway
One Bright Star
Tall, Dark, and Mysterious
Math blogsArs Mathematica
Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
1 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/4 cup maseca
1 tablespoon salt
One small bunch chard
One bunch watercress
2/3 cup chicken broth
1 large banana leaf
In an electric mixer, mix the shortening and the baking powder for about 1 minute until well mixed.
Meanwhile, reconstitute the maseca by adding 1 cup of hot water and mixing thoroughly. Add the maseca to the shortening a bit at a time until all is well-mixed.
Coursely chop the chard and watercress then mix in with the dough mixture.
Pour in the chicken broth, continuing to mix.
Spoon the mixture from the mixing bowl into the banana leaf in a form a bit less than a 12 inches long and about 4-5 inches wide. Roll into a big giant tamale and use strips of banana leaf to tie up the leaf.
Place into a bamboo steamer and steam over medium heat for 75-90 minutes.
Place the finished tamalon into a serving dish and cut open the top of the banana leaf to expose the corn dough. If it's a bit gooey still, place in the oven uncovered for about 5-10 minutes.
Serve with the salsa of your choice.
And now we have no more chard left. You can substitute just about anything for the chard and watercress. Meat, other vegetables, have fun. This is a great party/potluck dish.