Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

Well.

Fall has fallen. It is 4:15 in the morning, Sept. 22nd. My son wants snow TODAY but I said we live in North Carolina, where it hardly ever snows even in the deadest of winters.

I am very sleepy. But I am at work. The floor is quiet, thank God. Some nights are just glorious. (But I prayed really hard for this from the HOUSE, not just from the CAR, on the way here.) Answered prayer, thank You, Jesus!!

Yesterday, my neighbor knocked on my door with a plateful of tamales. Now I DID not have the slightest idea what it was, but tasted one. Very flavorful. I brought some to work last night, and Zulma (remember Zulma of the Picadillo post?) said she could guess my neighbor was from El Salvador because the food was wrapped in banana leaves. She also said it was a killer. That means very good. She said nobody makes tamales better than her mom and that the one I brought last night was cooked well. I heated mine up quickly and ate it hot. With my hot cup of cocoa. Sumptuous. (Don't know what tamales is? I had to google it myself - it's made of corn husk, pork or chicken, and an assortment of vegetables. The meat and vegetables are inside the soft, flour-y mixture. Go figure.) But now I have to make it up to Senora Carolina and dream up some dish to return the favor. Ai-ai-ai, gotta brush up on my Spanish!

I am presently reading Sakharov Speaks. Sometimes.

I want to eat some PILI. Not the candy. The pulp. And dip 'em in soy sauce with pepper and a dash of lemon.

I'm wondering how long it takes to carve a pumpkin because Matthew wants us to do one.

That's the end of my random thoughts.

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Good morning ~ hope this one is bright and sunny!



28 comments:

Sol said...

adaw, grabe na an craving sadi sa pili hehehehehe... wa talaga madaug sa pili na indutdot sa tawyo =D.... ULI na baya hahahahahaha.

Icy BC said...

Must you talk about food this early morning, Cherie? You had me drooling with that dipping sauce..

Your EC widget works fine on your blog, but when I want to advertise on it, it said no widget! Email them, Cherie..

Gypsy said...

I'm glad work was quiet for you and hope you enjoy the rest of your day Cherie.

rainfield61 said...

Good morning to you.
Good evening to me.

Anyhow, my day is as quiet as yours.

Droomvla said...

Tamales... Pili... Thanksgiving dinner, maybe. YUMMYYYY...

Makagugutom man ini na blog mo. hahahaha

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I like Mexican food... and Chinese, Japanese, Italian, American...It is fun to try new dishes, and you are right, God does answer prayers.

Take care & God bless.

Jesusa said...

i love tamale!

Ebie said...

Hi Cherie, I am back blogging!
Tamales are delicious and specially topped with pico de gallo (hot salsa) its yummy!
Take care my dear!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cherie, When I worked in Texas, we had a janitor who was from Mexico. He made the best Tamales in the world... LOVED them. You'll probably love them!!!!

When do you sleep, Little Girl???? Sounds like you have a brutal schedule....

Hugs,
Betsy

Whitemist said...

Tamales! Send some up here! (Just kidding, cause I can not make them.

Willie said...

North Carolina rarely got snow? Isn't it better that way since snow can be irritating sometimes. Hehehe

And,
how I wish you have the photo of tamales. I haven't seen it.

prashant said...

Tamales are delicious and specially topped with pico de gallo (hot salsa) its yummy! How to make a website

Cher said...

the tamales sounds yummy! 'will search if we have it here. ;)

i'm late so it's happy wednesday! :)

Thinking out loud said...

my son has the same wish, but like it or not, it will never snow here. haha. told him he has to live in Canada with his lolo, but he said, di bale na walang snow....
enjoy your day!

Denise said...

I am glad you had a nice quiet time at work. I enjoyed your post. How kind of your neighbor to bring those Tamales. They sounded delicious. Have fun carving the pumpkin. That was a fun thing to do with my son when he was young.

Deborah Ann said...

Tamales...teghaltieahhhhh...I'm drooling! I LOVE Mexican food!

cherie said...

amo kay mauran-uran na didi, masiramom baga magkaun pili kun mauran, ano? bayai lang, sol.

hihi!~~~i emailed them, and hopefully, they'll do something about it. thanks much and hugs, Icy!

i slept a long time after i got home, thanks gypsy! hey, hope you are better!

hey, rainy, you must have sent some rain here. it's been nothing but cats and dogs since yesterday!

wara lang ako magibo, maris, sa totoo lang, gusto ko na ngani ini i-delete pero igwa man nagko-comment, hahaha!

ditto on the food, and most especially on God! thanks, Juds!

mala, pakarami ko baga, grace. hihi!

thank you, ate ebie! glad to see you here! you please take care, too!

hihi! the Hispanics sure know their way in the kitchen is what i will say, ms. betsy!~~~ i slept a long time yesterday, at least, hahaha!

sir w, zulma said it's a whole day affair so they only make them on VERY specail occasions. my neighbor is really nice.

right on, willie! shaking it off is piece of work! don't worry, i'll post another article on BOTH tamales and PILI (this second one is native to the Philippines only).

hmmm, sounds really good, prashant! thanks for the hint and the drop by!

sige nga, cher! sabihin mo tuloy sa'kin kung type mo rin! happy wednesday, too! maulan dito!

RNSANE said...

Living in the San Francisco area, we have access to every kind of food. In fact, SFGH is right in the heart of the Mission district and, from time to time, Latin women come to the hospital selling homemade tamales. Fabulous! They also bring pupusas and other Central American fare...definitely not low calorie!

cherie said...

i have got to try the pupusa since i keep hearing about it - time to hound zulma, our Spanish CNA, ha!

RNSANE said...

We have a lot of nurses from the Philippines as well. Pot lucks are always so wonderful with an array of foods from all over the world. My boys learned to eat anything and everything! Of course, eating has NEVER been a problem for me!

cherie said...

haha! my sons eat anything, too. the older one likes tortillas and burritos, the younger one likes kimchi. sometimes i feed them something with liver and i say it's pork. they say 'it tastes different.' on those times i say, drink your juice!' LOL

DebbieDana said...

Same here in GA, we rarely get snow too. Tamales? My husband loves it!!

Hope your day is great Cherie!

cherie said...

going okay, thanks, deb! hope yours is as well!

Ayie said...

there's also tamales in the Phils but not the same texture as the one you got. It's nice to be part of Phils & El Salvador...hehe i can eat nice and tasty foods.

Ayie said...

goodnight!

cherie said...

that's right, aying! healthy pa! kain ka para bachingching si baby!

Ayie said...

di pde masyado eh...medyo taas daw sugar ko so i follow a nutrition guide

cherie said...

okay, stay healthy, ayie!

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