Monday, May 16, 2011
Our friend Carla met up with us, too, and we felt like getting a salty snack: we ordered nachos with jalapenos. They were nothing more than your typical ballpark nachos - we saw the owner carrying a giant bag of chips and two cans of nacho cheese sauce into the back right after we ordered; "It looks like dog food," Tim added. - but still a decent snack.
The surprise was the Trappey's Louisiana Hot Sauce. I know I've had it before in the past, but I had no recollection of how delicious it is. Carla and I liberally doused it over the nachos. I considered getting a shot glass and pouring the hot sauce into it. Mostly because I thought it would be funny, but a part of me actually thought the sauce would be tasty enough to drink.
jalapeno cheddar McChicken, something I liked very much. But I didn't think it was spicy enough. I went back a couple weeks ago and bought two of the sandwiches, combining the toppings from both onto one sandwich. A friend pointed out that I could just get some jalapenos and make my own version of the sandwich.
So I got a container of pickled jalapenos at King Ranch - I mean Baja Ranch; it's gonna take me years to stop calling it King Ranch - and sliced up one particularly large jalapeno. I added it to the McChicken. Now we're talking: it was the perfect amount of heat. I sent a picture message of it to my friend, telling him how great it was.
"You're easy to please," he replied.
I've been called worse before.
Elizabeth ordered the sliced chicken with broccoli, one of her favorites. And I ordered something I'd never tried before: shrimp with garlic sauce. I really liked it. The shrimp were plump and tender and the garlic sauce was a nice mix of spices.
I didn't feel like lugging my camera to dinner with me so I just used a several years-old point-and-shoot. And it was dark inside and I didn't want to use the flash. So the pictures didn't turn out very well. But hopefully well enough to make the point.
It was a great dinner.
So I stopped by in the afternoon and he fixed me a doggie bag full of pork. Sunday afternoon I made myself a sauce with Bone Suckin' Mustard, cider vinegar and cracked black pepper. I mixed it in with the pork, heated it in pan, and placed it on Trader Joe's mini buns, topping it all with a quickly-made cole slaw.
Sunday afternoon baseball and pork sliders = happy me.
Posted by JustinM at 11:30 AM