|Here we are. Aren't we fabulous? ;)|
I took the burrito and headed to the waiting area at my gate. As I took my first bite I realized something amazing; this thing I was eating was incredible! I didn't just like it, I loved it. I was a little troubled by the fact that all the cold ingredients were at one end of the burrito and all the hot ones at the other, but I chalked that up to an incompetent burrito wrapper (is there an official name for that position). It was still delicious. I think I called my mom after I finished it. I needed to tell someone about my brave new journey into Mexican (or at least Americanized Mexican) food. I'm pretty sure I also texted my boyfriend to tell him about it as well. I was so excited. So many new foods all wrapped up in one deliciously wonderful meal.
While visiting with my friend that week, I got to experience another burrito at Taco del Mar, and I'm pretty sure I got another one in the airport on the way home. I was hooked. I couldn't wait to go home and start eating more than just chicken and cheese quesadillas at Moe's and Bajio's. I couldn't get enough! At home, I started making myself big taco salads filled with anything I could think of. Eventually, I started eating the burritos "naked" to save some calories, but my love affair with them has still not died down. I've even branched out to more authentic Mexican food though I think I will always prefer the Americanized versions (only because it always seems to be loaded with more yummy stuff).
On Wednesday nights, I usually get together with some friends to play games or watch movies or just hang out. Last night we had a taco night. Our hosts provided the shells, beef, chicken, salsa, chips, and sour cream. The rest of us brought other stuff to go on the tacos. As I piled my taco with my homemade guacamole, beef, veggies, and cheese, I looked over and saw my friend's taco made of only cheese and chicken. Man, it took my back to my not so distant past. There was a time when that would have absolutely been me. I don't miss those days!