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Jalapeno Dip Flip – NanoPoblano – Day 14

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Jalapeno Dip Flip – NanoPoblano – Day 14

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The third true story of my misadventures with Mexican food, I’ve named…

JALAPENO DIP FLIP

This time, my daughter and I were at a restaurant. We’d just finished a great Mexican food meal, which included a unique dip to have with the tortilla chips…a creamy jalapeno concoction, that is very good.

We were sitting at our table, the place was crowded and noisy, with people talking and cool music playing. The waiter came bustling by to ask if we needed anything else, and to take away our empty dishes. He stacked up an armload, and just as he turns to leave, all the dishes he was holding, toppled over…onto my daughter.

The plates and bowls were mostly empty, but there was some of the jalapeno dip left, and it went splashing everywhere. It was on the table, the floor, and all over my daughter, from head to toe…in her long hair, on her clothes, and on her sandaled feet.  We grabbed what few napkins were there, to try and wipe it all off. The waiter was all apologetic, trying to help wipe her off, then ran to get more napkins.

We did the best we could, then paid for the meal and left. Maybe we should have been compensated for the meal after that? The waiter did offer to pay for any dry-cleaning, though.

Now, back at the car, we were laughing about the incident, calling it the ‘Jalapeno Dip Flip’. We still had places we had to go, and so we did, even smelling like jalapenos. I don’t know if everywhere we went, the smell was noticeable. If people did notice, they didn’t mention it.

Now, whenever we have Mexican food, we are on high alert for weird disasters to happen. 🙂

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Exploding Enchiladas – NanoPoblano – Day 13

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Exploding Enchiladas – NanoPoblano – Day 13

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This is the second true story of my misadventures with Mexican food. As I mentioned in the first one, “Tamale Tumble”, strange things happen when we have Mexican food. I don’t know why…it doesn’t happen with other types of food.:)

This one is what I like to call….

EXPLODING ENCHILADAS

“Oh, my God! The enchiladas exploded!” we screamed, and dodged, as hot glass and enchiladas went flying off in all directions.

Talk about a ‘hot mess’, we had one.

Grabbing the cats out of the way, so they wouldn’t step in or eat glass, we put them in a bedroom.

Looking at the huge mess in the kitchen, I was thinking all that work of planning, cooking, and decorating is now ruined. But what could we do? Shaking our heads, and laughing at the ridiculousness of the situation, we began the clean up.

It was me, my daughter, and her fiancee, trying to wipe up hot glass and enchiladas, without burning or cutting our hands. The deconstructed enchiladas were everywhere…on the stove, the cabinet, and the floor. There may have even been some on the ceiling, and I saw shards of glass in the side dishes of beans and rice.

It looked impossible to get it all wiped up. We must have used a whole roll of paper towels.

It had started out as a fun evening. My daughter had brought her fiancee over for a meal, for the first time. I’d gotten industrious…figured enchiladas would be just the thing, since we make them all the time, and they turn out great. I even decorated a bit, hanging up some sombreros, and putting a tiny pinata on the table. I’d used a colorful horse blanket for a tablecloth.

Now, look at what a wonderful first impression my future son-in-law has had of me and my cooking. He was a good sport about it, though. As we finished cleaning, we all wondered what we were going to eat, since the explosion had effectively ended my plans.

We looked at each other…”Pizza!” we decided. My now son-in-law was the hero that night. He went and picked us up a wonderful pizza, and even paid for it. We sat there at the table with the Mexican decorations, and enjoyed our meal, as we talked about the crazy thing that had happened.

The night of the exploding enchiladas is now just a funny family story we like to tell.

Lesson learned…don’t set a glass dish on top of a hot stove burner, even if the glass dish is hot, right from the oven!

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First posted on May 20, 2014, under Mexican Food Misadventures (2nd true story)

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Tamale Tumble – NanoPoblano – Day 12

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NanoPoblano – Day 12

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Here it is the 12th day of NanoPoblano. Every time I type this and see the challenge badge, I think of Mexican food (my favorite).

This is a true story!

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MEXICAN FOOD MISADVENTURES

I love to eat Mexican food. Whether making it at home, going to a restaurant, or getting take-out, it is all good, to me.

For some crazy reason, though, there are incidents…strange things happen. The first of three, true stories, I call…

TAMALE TUMBLE

We wanted Mexican food, so my daughter and I drive over to a restaurant to get take-out. As we waited in the long line of cars, at the drive through, we decided tamales would be good. We were getting three separate meals, which came with the tamales, refried beans, and rice. We also got tortilla chips and containers of salsa.

They put it all in a large plastic bag, handed it out the window, and we left. I was the designated bag holder, on the way home. All was going great, the food smelled delicious, and we were almost home.

Suddenly, we had to brake hard to avoid another car. In that instant, the plastic bag of food slid off my lap and into the floorboard of the car. The styrofoam containers flew open, spilling hot tamales, beans, and rice, all over the place. Mostly on my feet. I was wearing flip-flops…the food was hot and squishy between my toes.

What could we do? We cackled with laughter, turned around, and went back to the restaurant for more food. We were determined to get some Mexican food that night.

So, we go back through the line, and the cashier looked at us funny, but we didn’t explain why we were back for more, after only a few minutes.

I kept on squishing the beans between my toes, hoping they’d hurry up and cool off and stop burning me. Finally, at home with the new bag of food, we pull into the garage. I open my door. The cat jumps into the car and immediately starts licking the beans, tamales, and rice off my toes. The hot salsa didn’t even stop him.

In the end, we got the cat out of the car, I washed off my feet and the floor of the car, and we could finally sit down and eat all that yummy Mexican food.

It was so worth all the trouble.

~ Stay tuned for the second true story of my misadventures with Mexican food.

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First posted on May 19, 2014, under the title, “Mexican Food Misadventures (First True Story)

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Gray Days – NanoPoblano – Day 11

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Gray Days – NanoPoblano – Day 11

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Today it is sunny, bright, and warm. However…

The past few days here have been chilly, gray, foggy, and damp. I wrote this on a gray day, and took the photo of the birds in the fog.

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“Gray Days”

Gloomy gloaming

Gets me roaming

Through the corridors

Of my mind

Gray and drizzly

Like a grizzly

Bear-ly hanging on

Thoughts and feelings

Stripping peeling

Away

Reality merging

Close to verging on this

Melancholy

Day

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Would You Rather? # 2 – NanoPoblano – Day 10

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Would You Rather? # 2 – Nano Poblano – Day 10

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Here’s the question from the Would You Rather? game box card:

As a woman, would you wear high heel shoes on a camping trip – Or – Have to wear Birkenstock sandals to the Oscar’s Movie Awards (in plain view of everyone)?

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My answer to this is:

I wouldn’t be camping in the first place, and I never wear high heels, ever. If I had to go camping, I would not wear uncomfortable shoes.

I’d go to the Oscar awards show in Birkenstock sandals with no problem. I like these shoes, and have had them in the past. As it is, I wear flip flops most all the time, anyway, and I wouldn’t care who saw me in them, even at a fancy thing like the Oscars. I wear what I want, when I want. 🙂

How about you?

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Gingerly – Daily Post – NanoPoblano – Day 9

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Gingerly – Daily Post – NanoPoblano – Day 9

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Today for NanoPoblano, I’m combining it with the Daily Post prompt word, which is ‘gingerly’.

The first thing I thought of was our Basset Hound, Ginger. She was with us for many years, and such a character she was.

Her mama dog, Maggie, was an AKC registered Basset Hound, and so was Ginger. When she was born, we were right there with mama and babies. Ginger was the first born, and did have a bit of trouble right from the start. She was blue. I don’t know what happened, but we thought she wouldn’t make it, at first. But then my husband gave her mouth-to-mouth resuscitatation (yes, to a puppy), and she began breathing and turning a beautiful pink. She was alive and fine after that.

Out of the whole litter of puppies, Ginger was the only one with her ginger and white coloring. The rest of the puppies were black, brown, & white.

One of Ginger’s claim to notorious fame was she was a master at stealing food. She once leaped up and grabbed a whole hamburger from a friend’s hand. She also once, raised up to the table and ate half a birthday cake sitting there.

Ginger and her mother, Maggie, loved to escape, too. Whenever they did, they’d trot off down the sidewalk, nose to the ground, ears dragging, and wouldn’t pay attention to us hollering to come back. We’d have to chase them down.

One fun memory was that on every Christmas Eve night, we’d take both of them for a late walk around the neighborhood. We had some big sleigh bells that we’d take along, and shake them, as we went along.

Ginger (and Maggie, too) was such a character, and they are missed.

Ginger

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5 Favorite Movies (part 2) – NanoPoblano – Day 8

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5 Favorite Movies (part 2) NanoPoblano – Day 8

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For the 8th day of NanoPoblano, I am presenting part 2 of some of my favorite movies. 🙂

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  • Jurassic Park, a science fiction/adventure, was released in 1993. It stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum. (I like this one because it is about dinosaurs. When I was a kid, I wanted to dig up bones, and investigate mummies. I’d have loved to find dinosaur bones. I’d read the book, by Michael Crichton, before I saw the movie, and just knew it would make a great movie. It sure did.)
  • Zombieland, an apocalyptic comedy/drama, was released in 2009. It starred Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigale Breslin, and Bill Murry. ( I liked this because of course it is about zombies, and is actually pretty funny. I do like campy horror films.)

Since the holidays are coming up, here are two movies I liked.

  • Pieces of April, a comedy/drama, was released in 2003. It’s stars were Katie Holmes, Derek Luke, Patricia Clarkson, and Sean Hayes. (I like this one because it is about Thanksgiving, and all that can go wrong when family gets together.)
  • Family Stone, a comedy/drama, was released in 2005. It stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, and Luke Wilson. (I like this one because it is about Christmas, and all the family dynamics that can happen when they all get together. It’s funny and dramatic.)
  • Selena, a biographical musical/drama, was released in 1997. It stars Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda, and Constance Marie. (I like this one because it tells the story of the singer, Selena. There is good music and, besides the awful ending, there are plenty of funny parts, too. Also, I had won tickets to see the premiere of this movie here in town. A radio station was having a call in contest, and I was the caller number that won. We saw it that night, and then went again a couple more times)

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Here’s Selena, singing, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”. This was released from the album, “Amor Prohibido”, in 1994. It was written by Selena Quintanilla Perez, A. B. Quintanilla, and Pete Astudillo. It is on the EMI Latin label.

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Here is Jennifer Lopez singing, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”, in the movie she starred in, “Selena”.

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5 Favorite Movies – NanoPoblano – Day 7

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5 Favorite Movies -NanoPoblano – Day 7

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It’s approaching that time again

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I’ve spent awhile today, thinking of some movies I’ve seen and liked. Then, I looked up the year they were released, and who starred in them. I found I have liked a lot of movies, mostly those from the mid 90s to the mid 2000s.

So, here are 5 of my favorites in no real order, just some I was thinking of. There were too many to list all at once, so this I’ll call Part One.

Have you seen any of these, and if so, did you like them? What would be your favorite ones?

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  1. Dazed and Confused, a coming of age movie, was released in 1993. It starred, among others, Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, and Joey Lauren Adams. I liked this one because it had a lot of music in it.
  2. Kalifornia, , a road thriller, was released in 1993. It starred Brad Pitt, Michelle Forbes, and Juliette Lewis. I liked this one because it was pretty creepy, and the character Brad Pitt plays is so different from his usual type.
  3. Letters to Juliette, a romantic/drama, was released in 2010. It starred Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, and Vanessa Redgrave. I liked this one because the whole idea of the story was so interesting.
  4. Hocus Pocus, a comedy/horror, was released in 1993. It starred, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Bette Midler. I liked this one because it is a great movie about Halloween, it’s fun, and a bit of a mystery involved.
  5. Snakes on a Plane, an action thriller, was released in 2006. It starred Sammuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, and Nathan Phillips. I liked this one because it really made me jump when the snakes would pop out. I think we saw this at the movies about 4 times, and I then bought the DVD. And, it has a song at the end that I really like.

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“Snakes on a Plane (Bring It), by Cobra Starship, was released in 2006, from the album, and featuring William Beckett, Travie McCoy, and Maja Ivarsson. It was written by Gabe Saporter, Trvie McCoy, Sam Hollander, and Dave Katz. It is on the New Line, Decaydance, and Fueled by Ramen labels.

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Recent Scenes – NanoPoblano – Day 6

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Recent Scenes – NanoPoblano – Day 6

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It’s approaching that time again

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  • Autumn Trees
  • Full Moon
  • Interesting Clouds
  • Halloween Decor

While driving around today I saw these pretty trees, with their leaves all decked out for fall.

My attempt at taking a photo of the full moon the other night.

Pink sunrise clouds over the weekend.

Funny shaped clouds I saw today.

Some of my Halloween decorations (yes I did make a tree with little ghosts that light up!) 🙂

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Egg – NanoPoblano – Day 5

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Egg – NanoPoblano – Day 5

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Today, for NanoPoblano, I’m combining it with the Daily Post prompt, which is ‘egg’.

What’s to say about eggs? You either like them or you don’t. Maybe you like them only cooked a certain way, and would never eat one cooked a different way. For me, I like them any which way.

Now, I wouldn’t want one to be raw. I have seen where people will slurp one down, maybe in a drink or something. That’s just not appealing to me.

Wasn’t there a commercial about eggs that went something like, the incredible/edible egg? They are pretty easy to cook, and to use in recipes.

Most times we have eggs for breakfast, along with bacon or sausage, and toast or biscuits.

I like them scrambled, fried, boiled, poached, and even deviled. We made egg & bacon burritos this morning, too.

Here’s some photos of eggs: one that got broken still in the carton, a flat container of eggs that I’d gotten from my cousin’s farm chickens, and an egg with a double yolk, that we were frying.

Of course there’s a chicken photo, too. 🙂

If you like eggs, how do you like them fixed?

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