Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bloody Mary morning

The meal was especially good. Tex-Mex is all I remember. Breakfast tacos. Home-made, too. After being away from Texas for 30 years, the Mystery Woman is returning to her culinary roots – with customary abandon.

As I helped clean up dishes, I wondered out loud why the Bloody Mary Mix was out?

“Oh, you know me,” the Mystery Woman said. “We were out of hot sauce so I made some with the Bloody Mary stuff.”

Rare is the recipe that she cannot substitute.

But in this cook-off, I was the accidental sous chef. Our retirement condo, you see, is snug. Everything has a place. Booze, included. The new shipment of wine crowded the storage set-aside for vodka. In a fit of inspiration, I poured vodka into the half-empty bottle of Bloody Mary Mix and never thought to share that genius.

Seasoned cooks will note that tequila can be substituted for vodka.


Anonymous said...

Has to be a Texas girl who can do this...NO other female species on the planet can mix and match like that.

sph said...

I want the recipe....

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. Didn't I see something like this in "State Fair."

The South Plainsman said...

The Mystery Woman is a real jewel.

What's she doing hanging with an old broke down journalist?

Anonymous said...

I like it. I shall begin a perod of time in which I alter cooking components by stealth. The Mad Scientist lives!!!


Anonymous said...

My chuckle for the day. Thanks. Sharon

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