Daily Archives: July 15, 2019

The Saga Continues . . .

We’re getting real close to being caught up getting the 100’s of orders out that we were behind on. But now we have to go back and make all the paperwork match.

Since most of our orders were from long-time repeat customers, we decided to just chance it and send out the packages before we charged the cards, just to get everything moving.

Since we’re now down to pretty much just the daily orders, we’ll probably start to run the cards tomorrow and see how it goes.

Last night we got together with long-time friends, Barbara and Tom Linklater.

Barbara and Tome

I’ve known Barbara since I did IT support back in the early 2000’s for the company where she works and we’ve been friends every since. So we try to get together for a meal every couple of months,

And Barbara being a fantastic cook, we were happy to meet up at their house over in League City at South Shore Harbour. And as usual the meal was delicious.

Also with us was Barbara’s brother Mike and his wife Chris, who we had met a while back.

After a great meal, good friends, and probably a little too wine, we finally headed home about 10:30.

I said too much wine, but with my BPPV still acting up, I think the wine really kind of canceled it out by spinning my head in the other direction.

Whatever works.

Normally Monday is an eat-at-home night for us, but since I’ll probably be working every day this week, I thought I deserved a treat, so we decided to try out a new Mexico place just off FM646 that Barbara had said was really good. And she was right.

Abuelo's Front

Called Abuelo’s, Spanish for Grandfather, it’s somewhat a high-end place, especially compared to Los Ramirez, where the cost of our meal, Jan’s Grilled Chicken Breast with Shrimp and Broccoli,

Los Ramirez Pechuga Rellana 2

and my Beef Fajita Taco Salad,

Los Ramirez Beef Fajita Taco Salad 3

only totals $18.14. And that includes drinks.

From the moment you walk in, you can tell this is a classy place, very nicely decorated.

Abuelo's Entrance

Abuelo's Bar

The word of the day here is ‘Fresh’. Everything made in house, from the salad dressings to the multiple favors of their salsas.

Abuelo's Salsas

From front to back, it’s a Roasted Pepper Chunky version, a Tomatillo and Pineapple, and a Hot Habanero, and in the bowl, a regular Red Sauce. All really, really good, especially the Tomatillo Pineapple.

We both started out with a bowl of the Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Abuelo's Tortilla Soup

The secret to good soup is not really the soup. It’s the seasonings. Otherwise it’s just dingy water. But they’ve got the seasoning thing down perfect.

Really good soup.

Strangely enough for a Mexican place we both ended up having salads, mostly I think due to the pictures in the menu, and the description.

Jan had the Chicken Fajita Salad,

Abuelo's Chicken Fajita Salad

with lettuce, corn, tomatoes, red cabbage, red onion, olives, green pepper, guacamole, and of course, Grilled Chicken. As well as their great homemade Ranch Dressing.

I had the Grilled Chicken Salad,

Abuelo's Grilled Chicken Salad

with lettuce, red onions, mandarin oranges, apple slices, nuts, strawberries, raisins, jicama, avocado, and of course, Grilled Chicken. This salad is a lot like the one we get at Chili’s, but with more stuff.

Both really good, and we had enough left over to bring home for later.

Jennifer, our office manager, is out of the hospital and staying with her parents, so she’s on the mend. Though it still could be the end of the week before she’s back.

Thought for the Day: 

Snack sales have jumped massively in states where weed is legal.

This is my Shocked Face.


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