Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Taste of Texas

Texas tastes really good y'all! When our family first hit Texas nearly two months ago now, we were on a mission: Consume as much Tex-Mex as possible. Mission Accomplished! Just ask my thighs, stomach and backside. The proof is certainly there. We've had tacos, flautas, enchiladas, chile rellenos, tamales, and my personal favourite...the humble gordita. There have been beans and rice, and of course a margarita...or three or perhaps more than that. Margaritas aren't conducive to counting. Oh did I forget to mention all the glorious salsa we've consumed and the yummy tostada chips?? OMG how much do we love this food?

So here are a few photos from our Tex-Mex adventures. How will we be able to say goodbye to all this?

Shredded pork tamale with red chile. These were delicious.

That's love on a plate.

Flautas...now can you understand the state of my thighs?

Let's not forget the Tex-Mex standard...the Taco!


I love the hole in the wall taco stands. We got this delicious bag of tacos for $7
The taco stands alone

Our oldest gives these tasty Tex-Mex treats the thumbs up!

This is only a small representation of what we've consumed. I didn't want to torture anyone. (To be honest, I was too busy eating to photograph each meal.)Now I must return to Australia where I can return to a normal body weight and live without temptation. I'll never find anything this good there. =(

4 comments:

Jenny said...

Love the greasy crispy tacos. Makes me a little homesick thinking about them. Yummmm! Thanks for the pictures.

Annelise said...

Gorditas are my favorite...

I see there was no mention of a lovely homemade pasta dish made for you by moi! lol

Erin said...

Oh my god. You are going to have every expat drooling over this post. That is the single biggest gripe I hear from other expats, 'there is no good Mexican food in Australia!' And there isn't. So glad you have made the MOST of your time in Texas. I'm sure it will be hard to leave it all behind...

suzinoz said...

Jenny-Glad you liked the photos. That's all I'll have to remember this food by when I return to Oz next week. Oh yeah, the photos and the five kilos.

Annelise--Your pasta wasn't Tex-Mex, but it was delicious. So glad you love Gorditas too. You should have put that on your quiz!

Erin--There isn't any good Mexican food in Australia. It will be hard leaving this stuff behind. =(