Monday, February 06, 2012

February Photos Day Six: Dinner

"What do you want for dinner?  I need something picturesque; I'm supposed to take a photo for the picture challenge."

"Brisket!  Brisket tacos."

"What, to make Breda jealous?"


And so, I ran with it:
The smudges all over the plate are avocado, by the way.  There are corn tortillas, cheese, HEB brand salsa, HEB seasoned brisket (not the pre-cooked and -sliced stuff, 'cause holy fuckballs I am not paying $40 for a damned brisket), and sliced jalapeños from an HEB brand jar.  (I'm not one of those people who complains about all the store-brand stuff HEB sells.)

It occurs to me, belatedly, that Borepatch is quite fond of brisket as well.  Perhaps I'll have to pack some in dry ice and ship it to him once he's back in ATL. 

And I know the picture was just supposed to be dinner, but here's dessert (I actually don't eat much dessert; plenty of sweets, but few desserts):
That is Bluebell.  As their tagline says, the best ice cream in the country.  I missed this stuff more than I did Big Red, which at least you can get in some places outside Texas.

One of the selling points of Bluebell is that they are "still 1/2 a gallon!"  I'd rather pay $5.75 or $6 for a half-gallon of Bluebell than deal with the grocery shrink ray Edy's got hit with.  (I think Edy's ice cream is about half air these days anyway.  Tastes like it.)

This is "chocolate covered strawberries."  It does indeed involve chocolate, and strawberries, but for some reason not actual chocolate covered strawberries.  Dunno why I'd think to find that in the ice cream, right?  It's a minor 'plaint, though, because the stuff is just as good as you'd think.  My favorite from them, though, is their coffee flavor.


Mattexian said...

I love me some HEB groceries! Saves me from paying full-rippin' retail for fancy name-brand stuff, when the HEB version tastes the same or better! (I remarked as much about their Classic Cola, tasting like what I remember from Coke, before they did their "New Coke" fiasco.) And as much as my Texas Pride says I should enjoy Blue Bell, the HEB stuff is just as good to my taste buds without hurting my wallet as much. I think the only name brand I'll buy (over the HEB stuff) is the Kinky Friedman salsas, since they benefit his animal rescue ranch, and one jar will last a while, as I'm the only one in the house who eats it.

Borepatch said...

I'm not sure, but Georgia may ban the import of non-pork BBQ ...


breda said...