Monday, August 12, 2013

T stands for while ouT and abouT

Today I'm taking my friend and neighbor Sally and you to a Mexican restaurant for lunch.  I hope you're hungry.

Granted, this is the side of the building, and not exactly attractive.  I didn't even get a photo of their signage.  This is their parking lot.  You must park here because the restaurant sits on a very busy main thoroughfare and there is no parking allowed.  But once inside, you forget all that, and concentrate on the wonderful food choices you have.

As always, I'm having Chiles Rellenos, a true Mexican dish that uses Poblano or Anaheim chiles, with skins seared and removed, stuffed with cheese, dipped in an egg and flour batter, and fried.

Some restaurants cover them with a spicy red mole sauce.  This place does not.  I always ask, because I'm not fond of mole which is pronounced MO-lay.  This restaurant also provides their chilies with rice, beans, and several flour tortillas.  If you've never made these (or even if you have), they can be quite labor intensive.  That's why I prefer to buy them in restaurants, where their chefs do all the work.

Sally had ham flautas, and water, our drink of choice for this T Tuesday post.

Hope you'll join our fun T excursion today with whatever you are drinking, arting, or story telling.


26 thoughtful remarks:

Denise Price said...

Thanks for the yummy lunch! :)

There are cookies and hibiscus tea for dessert on my blog.

Cazzy said...

I can't eat anything with flour or maize in it! Or yeast come to that!

Going to make some peppermint tea then go to bed!

Cazzy x

voodoo vixen said...

I'll have one of everything please! :) Looks lovely, hope you had a lovely time out to lunch.

Kristin said...

Ah! That's what I always order too! Sounds good, hope you had fun with your friend :)
AND thank you for your sweet comment - it really did feel good to get something done - finally! xoxo

Christi Conley said...

Oh YUMMY!! I love Mexican food :) I am currently addicted to Qdoba, which is "fast" Mexican food - but they make this queso cheese sauce - OH it is SO good!! I could literally eat it every day. . .see? Now I want more and here, lemme wipe my drool off my monitor. . .

Bridget Larsen said...

I love Mexican food, except we cant get it here in my city.
Bridget #4

Silvia said...

Oh it looks soooo Yum! I never had Mexican food, well apart from Enchiladas made at home from a Kit, but that don't count!

Julia Dunnit said...

In the Canary Islands they do something similar with giant mild chilies, but don't bread them before frying...but I've never seen it on mainland Spain. They are delicious! I've never met a Flauta though..although eventually, I shall! Would love to live around such food choices. Mind, I'd probably never eat at home and that wouldn't be a good thing at all!

Marianne said...

all these foody comments are making me crave Mexican. I think I'll make some guacamole

dawn said...

Hello and Happy Tuesday! How fun to have a nice lunch out with a friend. So glad you took pictures so we could drool over them.

Thanks for my comment on my mandala post. The yard is almost too big for us now to keep up with. It takes up most of our weekend to mow and trim it all. Hoping to move one day and have a much smaller yard. My husband actually push mows the whole thing, our rider broke and we can't afford a new one so he pushes a mower for about 2 or 3 hours and gets his exercise doing it. Hoping to have a rider for next summer. Sorry to hear about your wet grass till, that does make it harder and less fun. Will try to send some sunshine and dry days to you.
Thanks again for letting us share with you today.

Halle said...

I love Mexican food. I have had that dish before but definitely have a couple other favorites at our local Mexican joint.

Cazzy said...

Hi Elizabeth, the horse is chalk cut into the hill, over the years he has been reinforced with concrete!

Cazzy x

~*~Patty S said...

Looks and sounds like you two had a great lunch!
Happy T Day to ya
oxo

girlunwinding said...

Oh you hit me right in my gut! Mexican food~ I can NOT resist it.
When I was in elementary school our neighbors, the Zamora's were from Mexico and the mother would make flour tortillas once a week for her family. I loved playing at their house on those days because she would always give Ava and I fresh ones slathered in butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar!
Viva la Mexico!!
~Dawn

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Yum! Both the Chilies and Flautas look delicious! In our immediate area, I think there is only one Mexican restaurant which I haven't tried yet; another just closed.

see you there! said...

A day ouT is always a treat. Everything looks delicious.

Darla

Divers and Sundry said...

you can't go wrong with mexican food. or water, for that matter ;)

bluebirdslivinginthemeadow said...

nom nom nom...that looks delish!!!

Spyder said...

I'm dog sitting but had to join you for T!

Rita said...

Sorry that I forgot till I was at the end of my blog and am , therefore, making people scroll down. But at least I did remember. :):)

Krisha said...

Hi Elizabeth,
The demographics of our area affords us with many, many restaurants and fast food places that serve Mexican food and some that are very authentic! LOVE the very authentic Mexican food.
Now I am very hungry for a good burrito and taco or a Chile Verde chimachunga, and don't forget the Margarita!! LOL

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice lunch. You and Sally sure do seem to find the best places. xox

Dianne said...

It looks oh so yummy!...my hubby is not crazy about Mexican food, so I don't get it often, and wish I could come share yours! =)

Dawn said...

Looks very yummy Elizabeth, I hope you had a fab time.
Huge hugs x

Julia Dunnit said...

Hey, I know it's off topic..but my lovely Uncle is playing with Mandalas on his blog and I thout of you..he's combining his photography of architecture etc...might be of interest.
http://englisheyeimages.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/announcing-mandala-image-range-each.html

Caterina Giglio said...

your tea party is growing, so happy to see that! and I adore Chile Rellenos, so hard to find now that I am gf, the best that I have ever eaten were in Taos at Doc Martins... yum!! x