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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Cinco De Mayo Snacks

We won another softball game! The team is now 2-1 and I believe it's the first time over .500 for the MF'ers. I was not named MVP again, sadly, but I'll get over it. Also, I wasn't all that impressive anyway.

Listmaker (that be my husband for those not in the know) and I hopped on the bus after the game in an attempt to get a quick drink at Moonshine, where the man formerly known as Rob Gordon was tri-hosting a BYOM grilling party. We wound up on a B77 joy ride and never made it to said bar. So instead, we stayed on and took it back to the Slope. I then went over to the house of the People's Cortney and SkippyBonitoJack, where they were hosting a Cinco De Mayo fiesta.

A few moments after I walked in, I got handed a yellow dixie cup of pomegranate
magaritas (part of my own contribution to the party was additional POM Wonderful juice because I had a feeling that would be in effect. btw have you tried their new line of iced teas? delicious!) Anyway, Cortney and Skippy, along with Margaret and Jim put together a fantastic spread. TPC made her famous Cortney brand dip (which is tomato based with a shock of tequila, ole!) and another sour cream based dip which had bits of jalepeno that made my mouth feel like burning. Skippy was marinating a flank steak all day and he used the finished product in a batch of quesadillas, which was accessorized by homemade chiptole mayo. Even the mayo part was homemade, holy moly Skippy Stewart!

Furthering the homemade goodness, Jim made chalupas. I was reminded of this story and relayed it to all in earshot. But apparently, I'm the only one who follows chalupa related incidents. Jim put together the masa dough, flattened it out using a tortilla press and then friend the discs in oil. For my chalupa, I added a schmear of refried beans, some Mexican shrimp/corn/black bean salad, a few shreds of lettuce and a handful of finely shredded cheese, which honestly first looked like a mound of rice or coconut. Margaret put together a couple of other dips, including some guacamole and queso, which was super hot when she put the bowl out but not hot enough to keep the queso eaters at bay for a few moments. She must have been spent after all that work, cause I saw her passed out on the couch as I was leaving. Haha.


Anonymous klara said...

I agree about the POM iced tea! The lychee green tea one is yummy, if a bit on the sweet side. But since it's tea it's pretty watery so the sweetness isn't overpowering. I especially like that once you've finished drinking the drink you get a tall skinny glass with a lid to drink other drinklicious drinks from in the future. You could have a whole collection, like the Coca Cola glasses you could collect from gas stations or fast food outlets way back in the 70s.

May 07, 2006 6:24 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

We need to get the Listmaker some more playing time in order to work up his hunger and his subsequent appearance at the next fiesta. Every day is stinko de mayo at 505.

May 08, 2006 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thrilled to hear you enjoy POM Wonderful POM Tea! It is delicious and refreshing. It comes in 4 flavors, which flavors have you tried? The glasses are collectable. Are you using yours as a regular extra drinking glass or for something else? Anyone else interested in the POM Wonderful POM Tea should look for it in the refrigerated produce section of your grocery store next to the pomegranate juice.

May 10, 2006 1:47 PM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

if you are really someone who works at Pom Wonderful and whose job it is to scour blogs for mentions of Pom, holy shit, you have the best job. please send us some samples because Pom is Pompricey!

if you are not, you did a great job of capture the essence of a Pom Blogger and should rethink your career choice because you'd be really good. i'm totally going to email you and see if you're 2 legit 2 quit!

May 10, 2006 2:30 PM  

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