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Friday, February 27, 2009

Acapulco Day Six

I was really confused when I awoke. Did we really just sleep for almost 15 hours? What the hell is wrong w/ me? SexyBeast emerged from the shower and said "Breakfast?" I hurriedly washed my face and brushed my teeth.

We went to the hotel restaurant "Bugambilias", which is a flower grown only in Acapulco. I ate like it was my last meal. Holy cow, they were lucky I didn't start eating the flower arrangements. I got to partake of my favourite dishes, not only is it my fave Mexican dish, but it probably ranks in the all time top 10 Phairhead's Favourite Things to Eat (like a piggy!), chilaquiles. Essentially it is day old tortillas soaked in water and then sauteed and served w/ either green or red sauce and generous amounts of Oaxan cheese. It's very hard to find queso mexicano here in the U.S. but from time to time I would purchase it from my grocery store in Claremont,NH.

SexyBeast wanted to get some nice sipping tequila so we trucked off to Mall-Wart. Another great thing about Mexican Mall-Warts, you can get Nexium over the counter. And oddly, they keep the sunglasses bolted down. SexyBeast was nervous about taking the bus by ourselves and counted on me to remember our stop. In Mexico, you have to hail a bus. And there is no occupancy limit. So sometimes, cute and clever red heads end up LITERALLY hanging out of the bus.

Then back to the beach. I started a new book, a collection of short stories by Roald Dahl. SexyBeast asked if I liked it. I'll summarize, if the main character doesn't end up dead, disgraced or dehumanized in some way, then it's not a Roald Dahl.

SexyBeast and I went out to dinner by ourselves. We ended up at Tio Alex (Uncle Alex), I had the enchiladas rojas (red enchiladas). Wowie wow! They were succulent and I nearly licked my plate. SexyBeast had surf and turf. We decided to look for a quiet bar to drink and talk. Good luck trying to find that kind place in Mexico. They just don't have good dive bars.

Hopefully, I'm not boring the pants off of everyone.....


Mr. Dave said...

I love stale tortilla dishes. Have you ever had migas? It is one of my favorite breakfasts.

Leslie said...

Not bored!

I love Roald Dahl.

phairhead said...

migas, nope. sounds delightful. what is it?

leslie: i knew you did : )

Mr. Dave said...

You heat up some stale tortilla strips in some oil (careful, don't brown them), dump in a couple of eggs, some tomato/cheese/onion/pepper or any other vegetable matter you have in your crisper, and cook until it is almost like a fritatta. Migas is especially good to help sooth a hangover.

Leslie said...

PS - Hi Miss Phairhead! Thought I'd let you know that you can find some Sweet Pickles books for dirt cheap on Amazon. I have also had luck on They go really fast (and for a whole lot of money) on ebay, so places like the ones I mentioned are the way to go. Hope that helps you. :)

phairhead said...

thanks mr. dave and leslie : )