Fernando and I have been a couple for a little over 3 and 1/2 amazing years. When we first met, being the gentleman that he is, for our first date he picked me up from my Nonies (which is my grandma) house with all of my family waiting to meet my mystery man! It was my moms condition (I was 17 at the time) that if he wanted to take me on a date then he would have to meet my family. Little did he know that by family it meant meeting 13 people (who are all immediate family members), that's what scared me the most. I didn't know how he was going to react to all of them at once, since he was coming from a family of 2 kids. Well let me just say folks, he did amazing and he looked as handsome as ever! For dinner he took me to this cute little mexican restaurant on the other side of town that him and his dad had been going to for years. OMG... I was hooked with the first bite, I didn't even do the lady like thing and act like I wasn't hungry. Nope not me, when dinner was over my plate was clean! How embarrassed was I when I saw he still had half left!
Anyways!! We go and eat El Jardin at least once a month now because their food is addicting. The beans and rice are the best ever, and how can that be? Beans and rice are like the easiest things to make, but they are heaven there! I think it has a lot to do with the New Mexico chile smothered, no drenched, all over the stuffed sopapilla and side of beans and rice!
Well when I got home from work today Fernando was just finishing getting all spiffed up and told me we were going to eat El Jardin. I was so excited! All I could think of was how full I was going to be for the next 2 days! One of my lovely pregnancy symptoms is my superhero like taste buds. They are working on overload and they know what they don't like, like, and love. Well they LOVE what I fed them tonight! Thank you babe for dinner, our little girl is going to be a mexican food lover just like you and me!
Stuffed Sopapilla, beans, rice, and green chile!
Chips and salsa!!!