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.


Holiday Greetings

Not being one who participates a great deal this time of year I found a huge present that was delivered this morning via the internets from Monkeyfister. A site and and man I look to for insight,information and entertainment has awarded Outta the Cornfield "The Legendary, Coveted, and Oft Fought-Over Silver Sailor's Tongue Award". For a peckerhead straight out of a cornfield I am truly humbled by that and will strive to do as well and better as I am very surprised and now very happy. Me???

A sincere thank you Mr. Fister!!

Looking forward to perusing the other winner's sites and that deserves two big toes plus two thumbs up for all of them!! Congratulations big time.

To blogger friends made in the last year and everyone who sees this post and all who visit thank you for that! We are making a difference.

Wishing one a prosperous New Year has added meaning as this one draws to a close but at the same time there is the optimism of hope not present for many years.

My Christmas wish to all is that this coming new year be one that you are able to keep what you have now and that you,family and friends remain healthy and safe through out the year.



  1. Congratulations, sir. A fine Christmas present that is, indeed!

  2. well deserved, one fly, well deserved

  3. Congrats!
    I feel humbled to be in your company in that list.

  4. Congrats!

    And how about some:
    peace, love and understanding
    as well ;)