Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Dinner Date With Friends

This afternoon Sr B and I headed into Merida for supper at fellow blogger Theresa's . She had also invited the lovely Joanna, Joanna's sister and their respective husbands. The elusive Husband was also in attendance. The amiable Mr. Dog wandered around, checking up on everyone and enjoying the occasional ear scratch.

We started the evening with Hemingway margaritas. At least that's what I think they were called. They're made with grapefruit juice instead of whatever it is that they're usually made with. I'm afraid I'm not a margarita aficionado so I can't really offer up any more info other than that they were delicious.

Theresa cooked a typical Cuban meal that was yummy, yummy, yummy! We started with tapas of boiled baby potatoes with two sauces, one tomato and one creamy. Salad was avocados and pineapple. Pork with garlic onions, black beans and rice (or perhaps it was couscous?), pickled beans and sugary plantains comprised the main meal. My previous experiences with plantains have left me underwhelmed but Theresa's were very tasty. Dessert was flan which, like the plantains, previous experiences haven't been that great, but Theresa's was fantastic. That gal can cook! Husband is a lucky man.

It was such a great evening. Good conversation flowed with the wine. There was plenty of Spanish spoken which I really enjoyed. My listening skills are much better than my speaking skills. Even though I wasn't really able to converse, I understood much of what was said.

We all agreed we'd have to get together again, taking turns hosting. I'm going to have to dig out my best recipes. Theresa has set the bar pretty high.


  1. Blush, thank you, it was a fun evening and the weather was perfect for it.If I was a more ambitious food blogger I would have taken photos of the food and posted recipes. The rice dish is called "moros y cristianos".

    The drink was a cross between a mojito and a Hemmingway daiquiri. I think it should be the house drink from now on. Or maybe you can think of it as a Hemmingway daiquiri with mint?


  2. Ha! Now where did I get "margarita" out of that? Good grief. LOL

    I'm mad at myself for not getting a picture of all of us. I brought my camera but I was enjoying myself so much that I completely forgot.

  3. We did have a lovely time, didn't we? I loved the food and I loved the people! As a bonus, the cool weather blew into Merida just as we were headed home. Definitely, we will get together next time you're in Mexico... out of the snow

    1. It really was enjoyable. I'm looking forward to getting together with you all again.


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