Friday, September 23, 2011

tacos & the walmart

I had tried to prepare The Husband for the heat but I don't think he was aware of how truly hot Texas can get, especially this summer (it was a scorcher... literally). All he wanted to do was sit in the pool all day, everyday. Fine with me, that gave me some one on one time with the Walmart.

We were there for sixteen days and we maxed those sixteen days out to the fullest (tried to anyway, when The Husband's pool schedule allowed). So I think I'll just tell you mini stories about some of the highlights, and show you some pictures too. (I wish I had all my pictures, but unfortunately a USB key has gone missing somewhere between my mother's house and Le Petit Village. For the record, I'm positive that it's somewhere in her house although she denies this, but whatever).
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I brought The Husband to eat at a Cracker Barrel on our drive from Dallas to San Antonio, let's just say his first encounter with biscuits and gravy was pretty interesting. He stared at it for a bit with a strange look on his face while I sipped my sweet tea. Aw... Texas sweet tea... sweet nectar of the Gods.

And I basically ate my weight in Mexican food while I was there. I sure did. My plan was to eat it until I was sick of it. I succeeded by my last day there. The Husband couldn't handle it after day four. What can I say, I guess I'm made out of tougher stuff than he is.

On one of the many Mexican food nights, The Husband and I headed to a little local place for dinner, and as we got out of the car, my friend Texas Girl's mother, Kiki pulled up (you may remember her from this adventure) confirming that not only do I live in a small town in France, but I'm from one as well. We ate together and got all caught up. I love happy little accidents.

And The Husband got in on the Walmart fun too. He found this large jar of dill pickles...


and thinking that they were giant cornichons, he threw them into the cart (he later discovered that they are not indeed giant cornichons and made a yucky face). And then he added a gallon of ice cream to the cart too. So, The Husband was craving pickles and ice cream.

I wonder if there is something he needs to tell me.

bisou



P.S. Be sure to stay tuned for more Texas tales... pretty please...

19 comments:

  1. oooh, I love the cracker barrel! Whenever we go to the states, its always a big treat for us! I could just eat a whole plate of the biscuits...we don't get those here in Canada. Luckily I found a recipe, because I could die for those biscuits!

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  2. was sooo pumped to go to Cracker Barrel when I got back to KY. they don't have 'em in California either...

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  3. Omigosh those would be GIANT cornichons! Wow!

    Too cute/funny :)

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  4. Please tell me he chose Blue Bell ice cream - I mean no other brand goes better with dill pickles than Texas' Blue Bell.

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  5. I've been eating mexican for 6 months...still not sick of it ;)

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  6. I hope the ice cream was Bluebell...

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  7. I can't even imagine what he thought of Walmart. The things you can find there. It's kind of horrifying and awesome at the same time!

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  8. Pickles and ice cream. BAHAHA! I joke about this with my husband all the time.

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  9. Ahhh, Mexican food AND Walmart - please oh please stop rubbing it in :) How I miss the US! (working on getting a friend to FedEx me a burrito :) bon weekend!

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  10. Awesome! Loved it!

    Sounds like we have similar trips home (only my hubs is ok with heat being Brazilian and all).

    The mentions of the Cracker Barrel, biscuits, gravy, and sweet iced tea are going to haunt me until I get back home for a visit. ;)

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  11. I hope you packed a suitcase full of Mexican food to take back to Le Petit!

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  12. I am so with The Hubby on the biscuits and gravy, blech. I do loves me some hashbrown casserole from The Cracker Barrel though, hit them up each time I visit my son in Louisville.

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  13. Mexican food and giant pickles!!! Bliss!!!! And Cracker Barrel!!! I love that cheesy store at the front part of Cracker Barrel -- it's like it reminds me of every road trip from my childhood.

    *sniff* Texas.

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  14. OMG! Cracker Barrel brings back great childhood memories. They were actually in California when I was little and my mom and I would go all the time. The food was great!

    I totally agree with you on the Mexican food. I would have ate my weight's worth and probably my husband's, too. I do confess that even thought the French food is fabulous, I still miss the greatness of Mexican food

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  15. pickels and ice cream... that might be as bad as the pickels and lemonaid I ate as a kid.

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  16. Swoon! I want to move to Texas so badly! Hahha love the story about your husband!

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  17. Texas sounds like such an exotic place to me! I've always wanted to make a visit down there, and you make it seem like such fun. Sounds like your husband seemed to think it was quite exotic, as well!

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  18. I havent been to a big sipermarket that sells big stuff, but we do have a costco thats not long opened. I wonder if they have massive cornichons? recipe for sweet tea please?
    T xx

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  19. I could eat about 100 pickles right now!

    x

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