Eight of us rolled happily out the door, after our feast today. (Unfortunately, our Crew has become too large to host chowdowns open to everyone - but we encourage others to set up chowdowns and enjoy! More info below)
We began with her wonderful GUACAMOLE, fresh homemade chips, and bottles of her green and red salsa for even more "kick" and flavor. Scraped that bowl clean!
Followed that with Mexican QUESADILLAS , as her son Joel explained, these weren't the familiar TexMex variety, but homemade thick corn tortillas, simply filled with Mexican queso (cheese) jalapenos, and chicharron, and then grilled. (These were a special; it's always worth asking what Angela his making that day that's new...)
An array of other small plates followed: her excellent GORDITAS, fat corn tortillas with delicious chorizo; FISH TACOS, a new item and quite appealing; TACOS ARABES, roast pork with chipotle sauce;TAMALES, another new choice, with pork and chicken, and wonderful PLANTAINS, also a recent addition to her menu.
Another special this weekend was RAJAS AGUADAS; a spicy, tomato based (I believe) broth with pork loin and strips of rajas, or poblano peppers. Of course, we got POLLO CON MOLE, as we had some "newbies" with us who had not yet experienced this heavenly mole (and us "oldsters" wanted it, too!) and - a new one for many, and probably the biggest "hit" of the meal, POLLO CON PEPIAN VERDE, chicken in another complex sauce, made with pumpkin and sesame seeds and tomatillos.
We threw in (unneccessarily, it turned out, as we were already filled) some sides of the mole and her adobo sauce, and a couple of dishes of homemade tortillas.
We finished off with a couple of lovely flans, light, caramelly, and delightful!
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