Answer Me This: Tex-Mex Edition

Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's time for another round of Answer Me This linking up with Catholic All Year! In this edition: I confess my love of Tex-Mex, how I manage to have so-so handwriting, and a glimpse of summer in our neck of the woods.

1. What's your favorite grocery store splurge?

This Queso!!

It is the best jar queso I've ever had. I'm from Texas and I love Tex-Mex. It tastes a lot like the queso they had at El Fenix - our family's favorite restaurant growing up.

Look, they have a vintage postcard! How cute is that?!
If you have not gone through Dallas, you don't know the comforting deliciousness that you have missed! I was a vegetarian for a few years, so I would order the cheese enchilada dinner and sub in the queso for the chili con carne. It. Is. So. Good. It's still my order when I go back to Dallas (even though I'm not vegetarian anymore.)

They don't even carry this queso at any of my local grocery stores now (get it together Berkeley!) I'm very seriously contemplating buying it in bulk online. 

2. How's your penmanship?

Better than it was? I have a bad habit of gripping too hard and pressing too hard. I'm only just now getting better at more holding the pencil less strangling the pencil.
I can, however, still write in cursive! I was homeschooled up until high school, so we did that sort of thing. I used this text:

The warm up exercises are the way I "doodle" to this day. Clearly, drawing is never going to be my passion.

3. Do you have a "Summer Bucket List?"

Not really. I'm really not a fan of bucket lists. I'm more of a "make a plan of attack and carry it out" kind of person. I don't just want to know what I could be doing, I want it on the calendar with a time and a plan and, probably, some color coding.

So far, the plan has included Texas for my family reunion.


We only had 13 kids under the age of 9 this year. We were missing a few. 

We have been doing some fun things around town too.
Water play in the sand box we still have not filled with sand. Upper 80's - low 90's is hard with babies and no AC anywhere.

John drank this whole coconut at our friend's anniversary luau.

Our friend is the Pixar team who made "Inside Out" so John saw his first movie in a theater this summer!

4. What's the best thing on the radio right now?

Honestly, I have no idea what is on the radio right now. We don't own a car, or a radio, so the opportunities are slim. My system is every couple weeks I go through the top tracks on youtube so I know what's happening.  Come to find out, keeping up with trends and fads is a lot harder out of school.

I'm voting for this song right now because I think the music video is really sweet and it makes me smile.


5. Ice cream or frozen yogurt?

Ice cream. If I'm eating dessert I want it to be as decadent as possible. None of this low fat or low calorie business. I want creamy, sugary goodness.

Preferably a hot fudge cookie dough sundae right now. That would be great.


I'm skipping the 6th question about if I have had that baby yet since I'm really really not pregnant. You can read more about that and other questions I get from strangers on the street here:

The Talk: Why You Really Should Get Personal - Sometimes



2 comments :

  1. Yum! I am not a huge queso fan (probably because the only queso you usually see out east is the movie theatre nachos kind... yuck!) but I do understand the love for vegetarian Mexican food. When I lived in Arizona there was a restaurant that served green chile and corn enchiladas with white sauce... they were to die for! I still dream about them and wish I could find some as good. I'm not a vegetarian anymore, but they are by far the best enchiladas ever.

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    1. My theory is there was something about being vegetarian that allowed me to appreciate different flavors I had ignored or just not noticed before.
      I also think queso can be done really really badly (case in point: pretty much all of the ones in jars.) I do think the chips matter. I'm a salted chip person and the fresher the better! If I can get them still warm that is perfect.

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