Archive for November, 2015
Let’s be honest here: some Christmas holiday “traditions” get a bit old after awhile. The opening presents at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning. The shopping – oh, the endless shopping! – from October until December 24 just to get the “perfect” gift. The fruitcake, the eggnog, the candy canes, the chocolate (well, the chocolate we like), and on, and on, and on.
You understand what we mean: the too-much Muchness that is Christmas in the U.S. today! Read the rest of this entry »
When you think of your favorite Tex Mex burrito, is it always filled with beef? Or at least chicken or fish?
Take a walk on the burrito historic side and try one with rice and beans instead.
Placing beef in Mexican foods is something of a United States “invention,” because folks in Mexico first pretty much used beef as a side dish or sort of as a garnishment, not as the main ingredient in their meals. So burritos often were filled with beans and rice.
When it comes to Tex Mex food, aficionados know a great restaurant when they taste its food.
But if you’re not someone “in the know” when it comes to great Tex Mex cuisine, how can you know when a restaurant is tops at preparing these delicious dishes.
To help you, we’ve put together a short “cheat sheet” of sorts to help you find the best Tex Mex food in your town.
Many people who love Tex Mex cuisine love it good and hot. As in, spicy hot.
But many of us who love Tex Mex food don’t like our dishes spicy. We like it hot, of course, but spicy? NO!!!
Yet when we look at our friends and family members who pile on the chili peppers and the hot sauce – asking the waiter for the muy caliente level of hotness, and the more caliente, the better – we wonder: what are we missing? Surely the spicy flavor must be adding something wonderful, we should try it.
But, we tell ourselves, we just don’t like spicy food. Never have and never will.
Well, we say it’s time to fling that cloak of wimp-hood and embrace the spice!