Back to Las Cruces
Jul. 11, 2011 6:16 pm
Updated: Aug. 17, 2011 8:27 pm
Well - it's good to be back in the City of Crosses here in southern New Mexico. I've been here almost a week, but it's been blazing hot and we just didn't feel like doing much. So I've been kicking back, chatting with Chef Juan Carlos [you probably remember
him from my visit last May] and generally taking it easy.
You'll never guess with I got to do today: I fed a roadrunner (and no, he's not the cute little
Beep, Beep guy from the cartoons). He's not a very pretty bird but he serves a purpose here; with that
nasty beak he takes on scorpions, lizards and those dang rattlers. I had a chunk of hamburger on my thumb and I was afraid he might take off my hand - but he was more afraid of me than I was of him! I had to throw the meatball on the deck and then
he came right up and ate it!
Later this morning swchef put me to work as we made Antipasto Pasta Salad -and it came out great. It took awhile to dice and slice but it was worth the effort.
After lunch, Mr. swchef mentioned something about going to see sand??? They live in a desert for goodness sake, so why do we need a road trip to "see sand?" Is there a beach near by?
Here's some pictures of my adventure witht he road runner and the salad prep this morning. Now I need to find out more about that trip to see sand....
Me trying to feed the roadrunner...
He's eating the meatball!
Salad fixings ready to mix together.