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Discussion in 'Disneyland Trip Reports' started by Thumper_Man, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. orangecats2

    orangecats2 All I want is Disney, Crocs and Vera Bradley

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    I know I might be banned forever but I have a confession...I only put ketchup on hot dogs. My DH thinks its weird too. I even put ketchup on steak! I know, I know but I don't like anything even a tad spicy. My stomach is very sensitive and getting worse with age.
     
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  3. smidgy

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    :scared1: I work at a steakhouse. we serve only certified angus beef. I cringe when someone asks for steak sauce (and when nebo uses it lol) . Kethcup on a steak is sacrilege!!! just order a burger! lol
     
  4. dwheatl

    dwheatl DIS Veteran<br><font color=limegreen>Can you tell

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    I talked with DH, and we decided we'll skip SW this time. It's museum week, so we're going to try to fit in some of the ones in Balboa Park, which we've never done before. Thanks for offering the SW parking. I know how it feels when you plan ahead to save money, and then something changes (or you forget something) and end up losing money. :sad:
     
  5. Thumper_Man's Wife

    Thumper_Man's Wife DIS Veteran

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    :rotfl2: Yes I did notice, but when am I ever going to get to use the word NARF again? It's the little things that amuse me, i take it where I can get it. :rotfl:

    But thank you for making me out to be the brain. I knew i liked you for a reason! Other than following our TR, and being awesome.



    I lived in Portales, NM during my college years, and it's amazing the difference in culinary tastes from city to city here in NM. Since Portales was so close to Texas, their "chili" was salsa. The first time I went to a restaurant and ordered a breakfast plate with a side of chili, I of course expected a side of green chili sauce, because most places serve that on the side. Nope...I got a side of salsa. :confused3 Needless to say, that would have been a very long 4 1/2 years if I didn't get to go home occasionally and bring some back with me.


    :goodvibes I don't remember how long ago it was, I've been eating ranch with Pizza for ages, but I do remember that I was sitting in a Pizza hut with my mom the first time I tried it. One of the waitresses brought a side of ranch over to me, and told me I had to give it a try. I have been hooked ever since.

    Chili...how do I explain that...Here in New Mexico we are known for our chili. Hatch (A town in the southern part of the state) is where most of the chili is grown here. Depending on when it's picked, will determine the intensity of the chili. The green chili, which is one of the more popular, is probably closest to the anaheim chili. So yes, technically it is a pepper. However, here in NM, we don't eat it say like a Jalapeno, Once picked, the chili's are usually roasted over an open flame, charred on the skin, and then once packaged, you can do one of two things. Either freeze the chili as is, into individual packages, for later consumption, or peel it, and seed it and then freeze it. We tend to buy in bulk, since they are only cultivated once per year. When using the chili, we defrost, and then chop it, add a little garlic powder and salt to taste, and then use it over almost everything. In some cases, such as a good green chili cheeseburger, you can use the strips of chili instead of chopping it.

    Now, on the other side of the coin, if the chili's are left longer on the vine, they will eventually turn red, making them hotter and in turn, this is what is called, Chili Colorado. We tend to grind this chili down into a powder and make red chili to put on almost everything, from enchiladas, to eggs, to even hot chocolate if you want it spicy.

    Usually, the way we do it, is make a pot of red chili for beans and enchiladas. we make it with pork, which is the more traditional way, but others like it plain or with ground beef. Either way is fine. But you start by making a rue, flour and butter or oil, then add the chili powder, and meat of your choice that has already been browned. From there you add water to thin out the mixture to your liking. Add garlic and salt and voila, you have red chili.

    There is a HUGE difference in NM chili as opposed to Texas chili, where in Texas, chili is pretty much a meal in itself. It has veggies, meats, beans, etc all mixed in with other sauces and spices. Here in NM, we take the chili as simple as we can and use it on everything.

    I hope that wasn't too confusing...:blush:

    I hope you enjoy the museums. That sounds like it would be fun. Of course I love going to places like that. Sorry you won't be able to hit SW, but if you so decide later on, the voucher doesn't expire until August I think.
     
  6. Thumper_Man

    Thumper_Man DDC 684

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    That's quite alright. Have fun at the museums. Lady H and I have yet to go to Balboa. One of these years we'll make it down there.
     
  7. nowellsl

    nowellsl <font color=purple>my car finds out everytime I ha

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    That was not confusing at all :) I've never heard of making chili with a rue, or with pork. I might have to try it sometime! Thanks for the idea!
     
  8. Thumper_Man's Wife

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    Anytime I can pass down a recipe, I'm happy to do so :goodvibes You will have to let me know what you think if you do try it.
     
  9. JagQT

    JagQT Earning My Ears

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    I once had a conversation with a woman in OH about chili. After explaining to her that we do not make chili out of tomato sauce or any kind of tomato anything, I went on to mention green chili. She then asked me if we use green tomatoes for that. Explaining chili to ppl outside of NM can be tricky.
     
  10. Thumper_Man's Wife

    Thumper_Man's Wife DIS Veteran

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    Yeah. It took me a while to figure out how to explain it in writing. Every state has their own way of doing it. To be honest, every city has it's own way. It's just like everything else we make. Some people do enchilada's sort of like flautas, where they roll the enchiladas up and them smother them, as opposed to like a casserole or lasagna style like we do. :confused3 That's the wonderful world of food!!!! ;)
     
  11. smidgy

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    see, to me, (and anyone else in the midwest) chili is a meal. a dish in and of itself.. as in, Hormel Chili.

    usually, it mean ground beef and spices. so,thank you for educating me in the way of the chili.!!!!
     
  12. dwheatl

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    Mmmmm.....enchiladas (casserole-type or flautas, they're all fabulous).:tongue:
     
  13. Markie Mouse

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    great TR so far. I haven't been to Universal Studios or Seaworld and I'm super excited to get back in June. It seems a lot has changed since then. Can't wait for the update.
     
  14. Thumper_Man

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    Well the way most New Mexican's do chili here. And because of the way we use chili here, it makes it hard for us to eat at any spanish type cuisines outside of New Mexico. So we usually take some along with us to use on vacation. Like our recent trip to WDW. We took both red and green chili along. Since we were staying at our timeshare the first portion of our trip, and had a kitchen, I made casserole style enchiladas with the red. So we can get our "chili fix" so to speak.

    And someone mentioned that people have recently started putting fritos in their chili. We've been doing that for years. Around here, we call it a frito pie. Why they call it a pie is beyond me, but that's been the term used for years.
     
  15. Thumper_Man

    Thumper_Man DDC 684

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    Hey, a new reader. Thanks for reading along.

    We loved Universal and Sea World. I hope you have as much fun as we did.
     
  16. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

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    Life's been getting in the way of my DISsing, but I'm caught up here now. I'll post some comments on the last chapter and a few other posts but first...

    I would never do that!!

    I of course have pencils in the tin cup. :snooty:
     
  17. MAGICFOR2

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    You're making me hungry!! Sounds like the delicious food in the legit restaurants back home. I just didn't know how it was done - but thanks to you, I might try it. I am sure there are lots of those here, too - have tried a couple of "hole in the wall" places. The recipes back home in Oregon, which in our town was about 25% Latino, seemed to be ALOT like the recipes in Puerto Vallarta. I am not so engrained that I need to bring my own chilis though! :lmao:
     
  18. nebo

    nebo <font color=red>sharkbait<br><font color=teal>Uh o

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    Sorry for being absent Heather, you sure are doing a great job though.


     
  19. justliketink

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    Hi there!
    I love your trip report T-Man and Lady H. You two have so much fun together - thanks for sharing :)

    I have a feeling I will be copying your idea of spiked simply lemonades the next time I get down to the parks. Yummmmmm!!

    I'm up in NorCal so I'm able to get to DL once or twice a year. It's fun to see it from a WDW point of view. Glad you've been having a good time and can't wait to read more.

    Pam
     
  20. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

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    OMG! We had to go to DCA. I was so glad when that was over and we could finally get to do what we always wanted. Go to our room. They've got TVs ya know.

    Okay, I was kidding... but ask Ruby some day about how happy she was when I took the kids to MK while she stayed at the resort and did laundry and sat by the pool all day.

    That's how I feel. I've had to change though. Ruby is not happy when we get back from vacation and she needs a vacation to recover.

    Funny aside. When I read that I thought, "Holy cow! How will we get up while we're in Europe? Our phones don't work there!"

    Duh. Buy a cheap wind up alarm clock.

    So when you're tired you get cranky and hit things? Beds, lamps, chairs, whatever is within range of your wrath?

    Isn't that one of the best ever tags for a product? Who doesn't know snap, crackle, pop? Didn't you want to try it for the first time as a kid, just to hear it?

    Mom:"Here's the Rice Krispies you wanted."
    Me:"Gee! Thanks!" <pours milk>
    Bowl:"Snap! Crackle! Pop!"
    Me:<Greedily and excitedly stuffs heaping spoon into pie hole all the while thinking of hundreds of microscopic Snaps, Crackles and Pops being crushed by teeth>
    Mom:"So? How is it?"
    Me:"Umm.... Pass the sugar, please?"

    Sorry Mike. Sounds like you've been replaced.

    Myth #732. A man marries a woman and knows exactly what she's like.

    :lmao::rotfl::rotfl2:

    Sorry.

    I've been reading to many of Nebo's TRs. I was so sure you were going to go on to tell us all about this horrible eye infection (complete with horrible, stomach churning pictures).

    Perhaps. But Bunnyboy is right on this one. To quote R.A. Heinlein, "All women are beautiful, some are more beautiful then others."

    uh, huh.

    I hear ya. People who live near amazing views get used to it and forget just how amazing it really is.

    Like I said before... uh, huh.

    Guess it coulda been worse. Honey, I forgot the park tickets. or Honey, I forgot to get gas (as they sit on the side of the road with the nearest station nowhere in sight).

    Inner goddess?

    I'll buy that.

    And since you didn't mention it, I'm going to assume he didn't flinch or scream.

    See? Beautiful.

    They had to escort you into the park? oooh. Lookit you, little miss VIP.

    And that's what it's all about.
    You do the hokey pokey!

    I had no idea that SW was okay with nudism. Just a bottle of water and a waist pack, huh?

    Pictures?

    What are those?

    That sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

    Right!

    Oh, sorry. Was that a rhetorical question?

    I too noticed the ketchup right away. But coming from up north. We're amazed when we go to a McDonalds (or wherever) and they don't have vinegar for the fries.

    That's okay, Nemo.

    Or if your breakfast will survive intact in your stomach.

    :lmao:

    Oh, sure. They get several minutes of briefings and training before they can operate it on their own.

    :lmao: But thanks for the description.

    A gift shop? At the end of a ride? What a novel idea! Perhaps this will be used at other places some day.

    :lmao: Then again, if you do it again and he doesn't give you a jump from the AED, you will pass.

    Probably some supervisor saw him let you on before (from the omnipresent vid cameras) and came down hard on him.

    "No. No. I insist. You go on without me. Perhaps some day you can make it up to me for this amazing sacrifice."

    ::yes::

    That is such a cool shot. Was that ray really that black? Or is it just the way the picture came out?

    Sorry, I don't watch that show so I can't relate... but great chapter Lady H! :goodvibes
     
  21. pkondz

    pkondz Hoping to get lucky

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    I used to put ketchup on eggs. But then I came to my senses. :wave: Hi jcc0621

    ketchup + fries = good
    ketchup + potatoes = not so good

    You teach them and you teach them but they just don't listen.

    Okay. You're not normal.

    JK!

    But I haven't put ketchup on eggs in years...

    Hold it! Yes I do! I like egg sandwiches and Denver sandwiches with ketchup.

    Okay. You're normal.
    Unless of course I'm not normal.

    oh, boy. If you're like me, you're in big, big trouble.

    I don't care! I like ketchup on hotdogs. There's very little that I won't put on a hotdog.

    Actually, that kinda makes sense.


    But you still can't put ketchup on potatoes.

    No comment.

    a little confused, but full of advice?

    I'm pretty sure I already welcomed you over on Nebo's thread... but I don't remember for sure and I'm not going back in time to see if I did or not, so...

    :welcome:

    Yeah, they can be really mean.

    Expert? Yeah. Me say dumb thing. Now me expert. Yeah.

     

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