Can you tell which dish has been cleaned and which one has not? Yep, you are getting it! Hard to tell the difference.
It was indeed a beautiful typical Mexican meal. Pollo Mole, served on a bed of lettuce. Creamy rice with fresh vegetables and blue corn tortillas. Beer. Delicious. Maria is a very good cook. I think we all had second helpings. I can still hardly move as I put this to post.
I enjoyed the entire day immensely. I needed people fix and this was perfect. I learned a lot from Maria today about Mexican cooking. That was fun. Enjoyed my wonderful company at dinner. Listening to the laughter and general loud chatter of children playing in the yard was an unexpected pleasure. Habibi got his people fix as well. I think he was getting a little bored. It was lovely to have Sylvia and her family as my first dinner guests. That in itself sets the tone for the future at Quinta de Luz parties.
Did I tell you we rented a table and 10 chairs? They are delivered to my house, after dinner they come and pick them up. It cost me $8.00. I couldn't have done it otherwise. A table and chairs are sort of necessary for dinner parties. Such a deal!
Everyone drifted off about 8:00 pm. Thank you all for coming and making it so special. Hope you come back to Mexico soon J & Z. I'd love to get to know you both a little better. Safe trip home. Oh J ... forgot to say ... muchos gracias por la cerveza!
"Who has but once dined with her friends, has tasted what it is to be Caesar."
Herman Mellville, 'Moby Dick' (1851)
On a totally different subject. I have again posted some of my writings. This time "Thoughts on my Papa's Passing". Death and dieing. Interesting subjects. I may have to expound on that one of these days. In the meantime, I am adding these old writings to my collection on Fragments of a Woman. I would be pleased if you are interested, share my writing HERE.