Here are the goodies Chef Bear brought with her:
- A postcard from El Paso, along with a really nice note;
- A T-shirt that says: Someone in El Paso who loves me sent me this T-shirt. (Aww, thanks, Teresa, I love you, too.)
- A big kitchen towel or a small tablecloth (depends on how you look at it) with a matching potholder;
- A cinnamon-flavored lollipop that has El Paso on it, which my granddaughter totally enjoyed;
- Chocolate, but not just any chocolate: This is Abuelita Mexican Chocolate. Need I say more?;
- A Cookin' with Tequila From Southwest to Margaritaville Cookbook. In addition to mucho good tequila drinks, there are recipes. I've got my eye on the Chili Con Carne Con Tequila for next month's chili cook-off, but the Burrito With a Kick looks good and so does the Baked Sunrise Chicken. The cookbook comes with a warning from the author: I don't suggest doing Tequila shots while cooking for obvious reasons. 1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, FLOOR;
- A shot glass, for drinking the Tequila; and
- A lottery card game. I played this with my grandsons over the weekend and we had a blast with it, playing for pennies.
She's quite the chef; she can really cook. She decided she wanted
to make Chicken Parmesan and I have to tell you, it was the best chicken parmesan I've ever had. We'll be sharing her recipe in the next post.