Weekend tacos ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

22 April 2013

Weekend tacos

On Saturday I went to the park to read a book and discovered a young woman sitting in the grass straight-up sobbing for a good ten minutes.

Afterward I walked up the street, passing two guys in their 50s playing basketball in a driveway. The ball got away from them, and one guy went after it, while the second made small talk with me. "Hi! How are you? Nice weather." I agreed that it was very nice weather. Then, as I continued to walk away, he said, "Don't get yourself killed." I immediately & without batting an eye agreed that I would try not to.

It turned out that he was actually talking to his friend, who had chased the basketball into the street, but still. That's what the week was like. I am more than willing and happy to accept wishes that I not die from a random person on the street.

I don't have a whole lot to say about food today. I transplanted the tomatoes a few days ago: Boxcar Willie and Caspian Pink. I stood around drinking Modelo and weeding and watering for a good chunk of the weekend. The jasmine is still in bloom. Overripe oranges keep falling off the tree, and I find them on the ground, smashed, half-eaten, and filled with ants.

Last night we made tacos. Onion, carrot, jalapeno, black bean; long-grain brown rice; chopped lettuce and grape tomato; corn tortillas charred over the flame; hot sauce. I put cream cheese on mine, because that was the cheese we had in the house. Later, for a midnight snack (ok, a 9:30 snack), I charred one more tortilla, filled it with leftover beans and cheese, folded it in half, and set it to toast over the gas. It was warm and tasty and comforting, and I ate it and played some puzzle games and went to bed.


Marissa | Pinch and Swirl said...

I'm willing to accept random 'don't die' well wishes from strangers too. But the guy sobbing, so sad; so awkward.

Your tacos sounded delicious (+ the 9:30 snack). Hope this week is peachy. :)

Amy said...

Sounds like a relaxing weekend to me. :P And a 9:30pm taco snack sounds perfect and comforting ;)

Michelle said...

So much randomness goes on in the world when you pay attention to it. I wonder what happened to that poor young woman who was sobbing!

erin @ yummy supper said...

What a weird week. I do think things have been just a bit off lately - an understatement for all of those suffering in Boston. I'm still reeling from that tragedy.
I hope you stay well. Being the the garden helps, doesn't it? Such good medicine.

Jes said...

Well I'm glad you didn't die :)

And I've wondered before what people thought when I was that woman in the park. Sometimes you just need that space, you know?

And bless tacos.

Monet said...

Your writing is lovely, quite lyrical. I enjoyed reading about your weekend--the random strangers, the falling fruit, and these tacos. Thank you for sharing!

adriennefriend said...

You are a good writer.

This is a good post.

More like this. <3

Caz said...

Lovely writing, it's great to capture the everyday. Your weekend in the garden sounds pretty relaxing to me.

Joanne said...

I'm okay with random well-wishers also. It's always a good feeling.

I am totally having taco cravings just from your description!

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today said...

I like to seat and observe the word. It's amazing how many things is happening around and most of them we won't even acknowledge. Homemade tacos must be tasty.