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Tonight I am really, really, really missing Mexican food. Anything from roach-coach tacos to homecooked heaven with shredded beef or pork and handmade tortillas. *drools* What I really want is some Southwestern cooking…I got addicted to it when I was living in New Mexico (where the state question is “red or green?” as in red chile sauce or green chile sauce). Mmmmmnn…carne asada, omigod. Marinated in chile sauce for ages, then slow-cooked until it falls apart. Then sopapillas for dessert, made from the same masa dough that you make tortillas from, dropped into hot oil to puff up into these little hollow pillows which you dip into honey. Gods, yes.

I have such a terrible jones for Mexican food that I would even welcome a Taco Hell. No Mexican, good or bad, to be found, unfortunately.

10 Comments

  • dryadmeagenn

    I love Mexican food, too! Mexican, NOT “Tex-Mex”. I’m fortunate in that there’s a fabulous Mexican family-run restaurant called Tortillas about 5 miles from me. They even make all their own salsas from scratch, for the salsa-bar. Huge portions and reasonable prices–how can you beat that? And if you WANT it spicey-hot, then they have a wide variety of sauces for you. (I’m a wimp when it comes to anything peppery-hot. I don’t even use black table pepper.)

    Damn, now I’M hungry for Tortilla’s food…. maybe a yummy cheese quesadilla with sour cream…hmmmmmmmm. Although I can make that here, it never is quite as good…. And Toxic Hell, I mean Taco Bell is probably one of the better “fast-food” places around. I just wish there were one close to me. :( At least I don’t pay afterwards for eating there with pains in my stomach like I do for McDonalds or pizza.

  • uathsaille

    Ooooh, THANK you. Mmmnn. That’s perfect – and the second one even has US goodies like Bisquik and Zatarain’s rice mixes and seasonings. :)

  • uathsaille

    I could – IF I could get the ingredients. Remember the story about the famous all-Mexican food meal where I couldn’t find any of the ingredients other than (I think) some jalapenos? Perhaps I had to resort to jar jalapenos, I can’t remember. It was terrible. Did you know that they don’t have sour cream here, aside from some very scary stuff that comes in jars, which I’ve never wanted to try? Creme fraich is similar, but not the same. No chiles aside from jalapenos occasionally, and some small red and green ones. Nothing for chile rellenos, etc. :(

  • uathsaille

    I actually like Taco Bell, although I wouldn’t call it Mexican food. :) I love spicy food, the hotter the better. You balance the chiles with garlic, which does something to neutralise some of the effects of the hotness, and will keep you from burning your stomach. I’ve done stupid, macho things like eating a big mouthful of habanero salsa, and I smiled afterwards (see, macho…huevos grandes), even though I could literally feel the skin on the inside of my mouth searing. lol…

  • dyfferent

    I often wonder if our local Sainsers is really different from others. 99% of the American foods people say they can’t find anywhere are in ours. Including Bisquick, black beans, cornmeal, etc. I would add root beer but they’ve just screwed it up by making it Nutrasweet.

  • anonymous

    Yummy, I love mexican food too. Unfortunately amanda hates it. So we never go out to mexican :(.

    I remember taking you out to Azteca in Ashland once, remember that? I think on the way home (in my geo metro), something happened and the leftovers slid off your lap and rice/beans splattered ALLLL over the front floorboard, heheh. Ah, that was fun :).

  • feelie75

    Yummy, I love mexican food too. Unfortunately amanda hates it. So we never go out to mexican :(.

    I remember taking you out to Azteca in Ashland once, remember that? I think on the way home (in my geo metro), something happened and the leftovers slid off your lap and rice/beans splattered ALLLL over the front floorboard, heheh. Ah, that was fun :).

  • uathsaille

    God, how embarassing – I remember that, sorry. :( I do miss Azteca – although it tastes much better on the plate than on the floor of your car.

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