Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Comida at a Friend's Casa

Our friends, Barry and Tracy, invited us for a swim and comida. The longer I live in Mexico, the more I love the Mexican custom of having your main meal in the afternoon. Barry and Tracy live in our Colonia. Their house is tucked behind a long corridor covered with bouganvilla. It opens into a garden and house that makes you feel like you are in a old, gracious hacienda with deep porticos, comfortable seating and a big table to gather around for a delicious meal, a little wine and a lot of talking.

After a few snacks of chicken wrapped in prosciutto with a horseradish guacamole and tomato, mozzarella, basil and slices of bread, it was time for a swim. Some people have a pool....well, to have a pool and a few others have a pool because they use it and it is a part of their lifestyle. That is Barry and Tracy...they use their pool daily. With San Miguel's reputation as a haven for gringos, you might think there are a lot of houses with swimming pools but that isn't the case.

Memorial Day

We moved from the table to the pool and continued with the conversation. Then when we all looked like prunes, we went back to the table under the deep portico.

Memorial Day

Tracy is one of those hostesses who make it all look so easy and she also serves delicious food. Today it was pork tenderloin marinated in garlic, ginger, soy sauce and honey, a crisp coleslaw and potato salad. It was getting dark when we finally left the table and parted from our friends.

I have a friend who is a cancer survivor. She says we should make good memories everyday. They can't get any better than this.

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