This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.



Those who may have noticed last week was spent back in the cornfield which is Iowa. The reason was to see my Dad who was recently moved to the care center in the town he grew up in. I have been to this facility a number of times to visit relatives and friends although not in a long time but made up for it last week.

Wish to say how much I admire all who give care to those who need it. The compassion and patience shown at all times by so many impressed me greatly. All have my admiration. Other places may be better and some worse. Hate to think of what the worst is like. With something like 55mil boomers and continued shortage of nurses what does the future hold for us? At one time there were four RN's on the floor for maybe 40 some people plus the many others involved.

Just wanted to express my new found appreciation and awareness of all caregivers.

Thank you for what you do!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah. That appreciation can only come from personal experience.
    Small town hospitals have much kinder staff than those in the bigger cities. At least thats my experience.