Let's Taco 'Bout It
Who needs tacos on Tuesday when you can have empanadas on Thursday?
It’s golf season, the best time of year according to The Husband. He and his team of buddies like to go play on Thursday, and he generally returns to the house around 7:30-ish. This is too late for me to start dinner.* So now, we have a tradition of going out for tacos on Thursdays.
* I’m much too disorganized to start dinner once he leaves the golf place. Mostly because I’m in the middle of reading or something, and I miss the text message until he walks in the door. And then we’d still go out for tacos.
This past week, I was writing about the Taco Tuesday trademark challenge filed by Taco Bell, and I got quite hungry for tacos. This was on Monday, mind you. But I’m tired of Taco Bell. That’s because Taco Bell is like the only fast food restaurant around us … so we go a lot. It’s also a bonus that we don’t have to tip because I currently have a thing against tipping large quantities of money. (Tip culture has gotten out of hand!) Most fast food restaurants don’t have tipping, although I fully expect that to change sometime in the near future.
Anyway, I’m sick of Taco Bell. Although, anything I don’t have to cook is delicious.
We tried out this new taco place “House of Tacos," which … wait for it … serves tacos. But you know what else they serve? Empanadas. For anyone who does not know what an empanada is, it’s kind of like a Chinese dumpling except filled with Mexican-like meat and spices.
I think every culture in the world has something similar. Koreans have Mandu (만두) which is probably the most delicious thing in the world. Aside from empanadas. You know those questions “if you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?” I’d eat Mandu. Along with a side of dandelions because apparently that weed grows everywhere, even deserted islands off the coast of Australia.
So for this week, The Husband (whom I’ve dubbed “D,” which may or may not be coincidentally be the first letter of his name, idk) and I had the following text message exchange:
Me: If you loved me, you would buy me empanadas from the Cuban place
D: What’s love got to do with it?**
Me: Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken? :sad face:
D: M.B. (his buddy at work) says Frisco’s is better
Me: I knew you loved me
This story ends on a happy note. I got my empanadas. :)
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