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What the HECK is in Mexican food??
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Cindi    Posted 08-08-2003 at 12:11:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I stopped on my way home from town and tried out a new mexican food place. I am always searching for that special place that serves food like I grew up on in Texas. Judging from the smell wafting out of the door I suspected that I might be close to finding it after all.

I walked in and was confronted by a steamer table with nothing on it that I recognized and my heart sank. Foiled again. There was some kind of things that looked like pitas and I asked the woman what was in them.

"Ohhh...all beef....special cheese...special sauce. " She said in broken english, grinning at me. #*!!. I was at McDonald's.

"Okay well give me two of those and whatever comes with it."

She complied and I ended up with the mexican pitas and a pile of beans and another pile of spanish rice. I grabbed a can of Dr Pepper and out the door I went, $3.50 poorer but still optimistic. The rice and beans looked right.

Well, to say that I quickly ingested what was in that little styrofoam container that passed for a plate, would be an understatement. I HOOVERED it. The pitas, still don't know what they are, the rice, the beans, everything was perfect. Delicious. I sat down to watch the weather on television before I went back out to work, because it was clouding up. Wanted to know if I was going to get wet or not.

I have no earthly idea what time the coma hit but the next thing I knew I woke myself up with a loud grating snore, it was an hour later and the sun was shining. I had no intentions of falling asleep. I was sitting straight up looking at the t v and I have the crick in my neck to prove it. Apparently my chin hit my chest and I just basically passed out.

I jumped up feeling all guilty like I'd been caught cheating on a test and basically wandered in a wide circle until my brain woke up and finally found my boots and got them on and went out to check on the ladies.

Now just as a side note, Dr Pepper works like speed on me. If I drink it after six oclock I will be lucky if I get to bed by one a.m, so whatever was in that mexican food must be strong enough to counteract methamphetamines.

I think I now know why folks in Mexico take siestas after lunch. I don't think it's optional, but I do know one thing. There should have been a little sticker on top of that styrofoam container with a warning on it....

'Do not use this product if you must drive or operate heavy machinery.'

As for the restaraunt, I will be going back. I was very impressed with the food. But I will be sure to always get what I order to go and be close to something soft to fall on in case the coma hits before I can find a safe place to land. (grin)


Pablo    Posted 08-08-2003 at 16:25:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's all the gringos who disappear into Mexican jails. They have to pay their debt to us SOMEHOW


Les    Posted 08-08-2003 at 13:21:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought you lived so far in the boonies that there weren't any restaurants within a day's drive.


Cindi    Posted 08-08-2003 at 19:04:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les...you KNOW where I live! 7 miles east of Wauchula.


RichZ    Posted 08-08-2003 at 12:52:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cindi, I don't think it was the food, I think you were just over tired from your work with all those babies coming into the world.

My wife and I love Mexican food, it never puts us to sleep!!


ONE WORD    Posted 08-08-2003 at 12:37:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
ROADKILL..........have a good 1....shan


rhouston two words    Posted 08-08-2003 at 12:53:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rover-n-Fluffy

oh sorry that's chinese food....


ROFLMAO!!    Posted 08-08-2003 at 12:57:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cheap tho!


No, no, no.....    Posted 08-08-2003 at 12:59:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
This was very good food. I remember eating at Pancho's in Texas and sleeping all the way home, but I thought it was just bceause I stuffed myself. They say trukey will do you the same way, but I'm not too big on turkey. I don't eat much of it.


Well then.....    Posted 08-08-2003 at 13:02:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
stay away frum de barley pops....


DeadCarp    Posted 08-08-2003 at 20:50:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Years ago, we went to Progresso (south of Texas) and invited ourselves to a beer. More precisely, we got soused on "dos equis" (XX)! The thing i remember is the neat bottles they came in - they had openers cast right into the bottom of the glass so you could grab 2, cram the top of one into the bottom of the other, twist and open them with each other. Why don't American breweries get modern like that?


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