Senor Mumbles

6 Aug

The eats today were as planned

First, a banana with almond milk and Kashi Go Lean with a cup of coffee

And lunch was a BIG salad with baby romaine, cucumbers, red onion, sweet pepper, carrots, gorgonzola, a turkey burger and Kraft Light Three Cheese Ranch with lemon juice.

Now that I look and think about it, there was a lot going on in the salad. A party in my mouth if you will!

It was a cooler (well cooler being low 90’s as opposed to high 90’s) and  overcast day in Charlotte. The hippies usually get spooked by the rain and don’t show but I looked out the window and there they were!

 A white eggplant! I am so excited to cook with this and see how the taste compares against a regular eggplant. Anyone try this before?

I am loving how it looks like Mother Nature’s idea of a bowling pin.

HUGE bag of fresh basil for only $2! I see a lot of pesto in my future.

And then I got home. I was planning on having a quiet night at home with my Netflix. But I was having a craving for Mexican food in a serious way and posted something on facebook just saying that. I really wasnt looking to o get Mexican food but one of my friends texted me and said she would go. Screw dinner at home! I haven’t had full on Mexican food since I went to San Antonio’s and got sick and have been wanting to delve into it again

We went to Monterrey in Matthews and got in right away. When I got out of the car, the smell of good food hit me full on but I couldn’t decide what it was since there was an Outback, Chinese place and Monterrey all in the same strip. Add a pizza parlor into the mix and I would be in aroma heaven!

Our waiter was…..umm….interesting? I am trying to be nice. Who am I kidding??! He was senor mumbles!! He kept coming up to our table and I would smile and try to answer whatever he was saying then he would walk away and I would say to my friend “I don’t like him”. It was like he was struggling to speak the espanol but was having issues with him.   Where I would normally say he was Creeps McGee, we shall call him Creepers Rodriguez just to be festive!  Not sure if he was drunk or on something but at one he asked me something and I just handed over my stuff and smiled, I hope he was asking for my plate. Hmm, guess we’ll never know.

My friend had a coupon for free queso–ole!!

I got the chicken and beef flautas with guacamole salad–I found it interesting that they called it that as opposed to just guacamole, sour cream and lettuce. But now that I think about it, I guess guacamole salad makes sense. It felt so good to have a full belly full of Mexican yummy goodness again. I wish I was a person who didn’t like the Mexican food so much but I can seriously be down for it anytime of day no matter how full I am.

I went to a small resort about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta called Costa Azul two years ago for a week. They had an awesome deal throughout September with $100 a night including room, food, beer and activities. I had enough frequent flier miles to get a free first class flight roundtrip and was an enjoyable, relaxing week.

Showing my enthusiasm before trying tequila at a local tequila distillery in Puerto Vallarta

Sadly, my enthusiasm didn’t take me too far

Who doesn’t love a swim up bar where they also bring you food? Immersed in water while drinking Corona, eating nachos and getting tan? I think I found out what my heaven would consist of.

 The best part was the all-inclusive part on the food so we could order whatever we wanted when we felt like it. If it was 3P and you were hungry, order up some ceviche or nachos. The coconut shrimp was always the first thing to go at dinner so you had to go early but when I got back home, I was still wanting Mexican food. It is something I will never tire of.

Did anyone watch Swingtown while it was on (or if it still is?)

 I got the first disc of the first season from Netflix today and am a bit intrigued. A show about swingers in the 70’s intrigues me enough  since it is one of my favorite decade (I only lived 18 days in the 70’s but like to think I rollerskated my fat baby body into the 80’s) and anything with Grant Show will reel me in as well-rawr!

 Even if he does have a handlebar moustache on the show 🙂

Got some interesting stuff going on tomorrow (which you all will hear about soon!) so I got to rest up. Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday!

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12 Responses to “Senor Mumbles”

  1. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com August 7, 2010 at 12:16 am #

    you are AWEOSME (and GORGEOUS) haha u look like uve been enjoying every bit of ur days 😉

    mm i want some kashi right now, or at least that BIG salad! always love ur pictures!!

    xoxo ❤

    • simplyshaka August 8, 2010 at 12:03 am #

      You’re too sweet 🙂 Now that you mention after Kashi after I mentioned Kashi, I kinda want it again lol!

  2. dianacheung August 7, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    there are days when I come home and if glenn says “sushi?” I say f*ck yes!! We work too hard to restrict ourselves!! And btw I’ve been toying with the idea of an all “inclusive” something for next year…it might be dangerous though…I’d order icecream 3x a day. BTW I’m going to charlotte sept 16 weekend! hope you’ll be there!

    • simplyshaka August 7, 2010 at 8:55 am #

      I will block off that wknd! Yay, I am so excited, even if I get to see you for a few hours. I will plan a food tour 🙂

  3. Karla August 7, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    White eggplant??!?!? OMG I WANT IT! Vegetables of an unusual color always peek my interest!! Let us know how it tastes!

    • simplyshaka August 8, 2010 at 12:04 am #

      Definitely! I’ve been it eyeing it when the hippies are out but was kind of scared to try it. I can’t wait!

  4. BikiniBy30 August 7, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    I loved Swingtown! So well acted! It is a darn shame it only lasted one season! I think it just came onto the scene at the wrong time….like another fallen show Arrested Development.

    • simplyshaka August 8, 2010 at 12:05 am #

      Bummer, I still haven’t made my way to it but tomorrow night it is on!

  5. kat August 8, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    Oh my gosh I want to go to that resort ASAP! I watched a few episodes of Swingtown and enjoyed it. Maybe I should add it…

    • simplyshaka August 8, 2010 at 11:20 pm #

      It was a great deal, I can’t recommend it enough 🙂

  6. nic - the auspicious squirrel August 10, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    Haven’t heard of Swingtown… but I am a fan of Jack Davenport after watching him in Coupling (British show… very funny). I may have to look into Swingtown now. 🙂

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