For a minute or two, time stood still. The first thing I was aware of was my poor husband's look of pure panic as he peered down over me. I imagined he was thinking, "Thank God this happened AFTER we had dinner!", or maybe "Oh shit! My cheese and crackers are all over the floor!". Just kidding. The poor guy was really concerned. He didn't know what to do. Neither did I. I was afraid to move for fear that something was broken. Surely, that searing pain running up and down my spine couldn't be good.
Mr. SGCC helped me up and over to the couch to survey the damage. The good news is that I didn't split my head open. It didn't look like anything was actually broken either. The bad news is, that while I was trying not to split my head open, I broke my fall by turning my shoulder and hip into it, and totally screwed them both up. The worst of it was my foot. When I slipped (in a
puddle of water left on the tile by "Mr. I Never Wipe Anything Up"), my foot got wrenched under the edge of a kitchen cabinet and was jammed in a position that no human foot should ever be subjected to. By the time I found an ice pack, that foot was already swollen to twice its normal size and had begun to turn a very lovely shade of eggplant.
This seriously sucked!
Picadillo is a simple dish to prepare and it really pops with lots of interesting flavors. Leaving it to sit overnight actually makes it better, so don't be chintzy with your ingredients. Make a lot of it so you have some leftovers to make this great pizza too.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions, peppers, garlic and Sabor seasoning and saute over medium heat until soft and tender, about 5-6 minutes.
Note: You can make your favorite pizza dough recipe for this. Since this is basically a quickie leftovers recipe, I used store bought dough. It worked great. You could make it even simpler by using english muffins, bagels or pitas. Also, don't worry about measuring the picadillo. Just use what you have.
Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
Heat the leftover picadillo in the microwave until warm and stirable, about 2 minutes.
Here's what some other bloggers are doing with picadillo:
Pork Mango Picadillo from Simply Recipes
Pork Picadillo Empanadas from Nook & Pantry
Turkey Picadillo on Plantain Surfboards from We Heart Food
Filipino Picadillo from Gourmeted
Apple Turkey Picadillo from Culinary in the Country