Comida (That Means “Food”)
Hello everyone! So sorry I didn’t post anything yesterday–I got a sunburn (surprise, surprise) and so I didn’t feel very good. I spent most of the day napping and drinking water. Once the sun had gone down somewhat, I went to the grocery store, which was like a little mini-adventure, since I had to take a colectivio— a small van-bus that shuttles people around. It’s the way the locals travel, and pretty cheap, about a dollar per ride. If there’s one thing I love, it’s going to the grocery store in another country. I could walked around inside the Soriana (that’s the name of the supermarket) for hours, just looking at all the different stuff. I probably will next time, when I’m not sun-sick.
We got some apple empanadas in the bakery that were to die for. And the cuts of meat were very different than what I’m used to in the States. Last night I bought a cut of beef called Milanesa Pulpa Negra, which are very thin slices of meat, but I don’t know which part of the cow they’re from. I layered it in a pie pan with sliced garlic, black pepper, and Italian seasoning between the slices. Then I poured some old wine into the dish, left behind by the people who normally live in this apartment. I don’t know how it’ll turn out- I’m kinda winging it, but it’s fun to be cooking again after having all my kitchen in chaos and half-boxed up for the last few weeks. Ruby told me my mission while I’m in Mexico is to learn to make perfect tacos. I have eaten some good ones, but I think I need to eat a few more before I attempt my own recipe. Taco school.
Here’s tonight’s supper, in it’s marinade. I’ll let y’all know how it turns out tomorrow.