Friday, 12 October 2012

The Mexican Mania....

So, I ventured over to the Amazing Sparkles house. Mrs Amazing sparkle was not feeling so well, so we decided on a plate in the comfort of a house. I also wanted to drive my new sexy car over so they could both see. 
One of the sexy beast and his lovely ears!!

The journey over there was not fun, lets just say Friday traffic is rubbish, but I did get to wave at another red mini, or several, who all thought I was a nutter, but hey, that's not new news. 

Arriving, Julia was already preparing refried beans, which I have to say is a total speciality of hers. She had been drinking champagne with a friend when I arrived and was a little tipsy. We chatted about weddings for a while and then the friend went home and Julia and I prepared the plate. 

The homemade salsa was quite an interesting experience. Julia spent the best part of an hour cutting and chopping, dicing and slicing, and then discovered no rock salt, and proceeded to add quite a large amount if regular salt to the salsa. She tasted, and I could tell by the face it had not achieved the desired affect. So, many things got added, including : - 

  • Lemon
  • Sugar
  • chili
  • smoked paprika
  • jalepano peppers 
  • garlic
Eventually it worked and a very nice falvoursome, slightly salty salsa was produced. 

Next we refried the beans and made quesadillas with cheese and beans and salad and salsa. There were plenty to go round and the meal was delicious. I have never eaten this particular dish of Julia's before but I have to say I was thrilled with the decision. 

The evening was not as loud and silly as usual as I had to drive back home for an early start with work the next day. Luckily I rarely have to sacrifice my weekends to work so I was not too annoyed. 

The evening was spent reminiscing about our childhoods, and I spent a long time educating Dave on the old TV programmes Julia and I used to watch, and luckily You Tube was well up to the job too.

I then got to drive my wonderful beasty back home in style after another fantastic meal with amazing company.....

..... Mexico, Ala Amazing Sparkles, ticked off.