Friday, January 27, 2012

It's Just a Kiss Away

As you know, if you read this blog much at all, Thursday night into Friday morning is now baking bread day. Until you run out of propane, with 8 unbaked loaves on the counter. Unless you live on Culebra, where, after you freak out, you remember a friend who is usually awake at 5:30 in the morning and just might have an extra tank of propane around and just might be willing to bring it to you as fast as she can get dressed, find the tank and boogie on down the road. Which is what I had happen to me this morning. She saved the bread, saved the day, saved my butt. Thank you, Ms. T!!

When I lived in Kansas for a short time, many many many years ago, in a Mexican neighborhood, I had a few favorite things. One was where I worked, with a Head Start program. All the women I worked with except one was Mexican and they could all cook like angels.

They threw me a bridal shower and I told them all I wanted was their recipes...and for them to teach me how to cook them. And they did that! Each gift had a recipe, and on a few occasions we'd spend the whole day cooking them so I could really learn how. Probably my favorite dish was chicken mole. I have only made it a few times since then; it's one of 'those' recipes and worth every moment of time put into it. So if you are having a friend over who likes to cook, this is a fun way to spend an afternoon for an awesome meal in the evening. I'm not sure where Rosa's recipe is, but this one looks pretty close. So here you go. Buen provecho!
You CAN cheat and buy your mole sauce, and I've tasted some really good ones, but it is a lot more fun to make it yourself. It's a great excuse to buy some chocolate. Shhh!

The sky is blue, nothing likes its overcast and grey beginning from this morning. The air is a perfect 82 degrees.  It is windy, so pay attention to what you are doing if you are in or on the water, as in, don't get sand in your drinks. It's the little things.

*****BIG NEWS!!!*****
The Gulf gas station down by Susie's is now open and doing business! Someone who bought bread today told me they'd been there and got gasoline, so pass the word!

Don't forget to register to vote, you have until the end of the month, which means today, Monday and Tuesday!

There is music tonight at Dinghy Dock, last time for Grady and David to be playing together as David will be heading back north too soon. See you there!

The bread is sold, the time is right. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Have a famously fine Friday! Do something fafafafafabulous.


  1. Great news on the gas station...I think. Hopefully it means that there will be more gasoline coming to the island, relieving the pressure to hoard and drive around with large quantities in rickety trailers.

    Put me down for one loaf of each for Dec. 28. And may I say that both of today's pictures whet my appetite?

  2. Yes, well, hopefully it is very good news! We'll see what happens. You 'might' have to remind me a bit on the bread ;) Especially the rye.