Mar 23, 2017

Unexpected crazy Sunday at the beach

…or I could have titled this post, chicken day 🙄

About noonish a lot of Jeeps began to arrive.  They spontaneously started to park facing the RV park and then a second row began.

There were other vehicles as well and this lovely swan.  Many people were out enjoying the day.  I believe that it was a long weekend of sorts.  Soon the vehicles were starting to park in the third row.

Meanwhile we were inside cooking chicken. Yes that is a lot of chicken, close to 500 pesos worth.  I had to let it cool on the bathroom counter away from the reach of the long dogs.

A similar photo to the first one but showing more vehicles. By mid afternoon there were four rows parked on the beach.

This is the first time in eight years that we have seen so many vehicles on the beach at one time.  It wasn’t an organized event in that people seemed to just arrive and park and enjoy the day. I do suspect that the Jeeps could have been part of a club out for a Sunday drive.  Because we were inside dealing with the chicken we missed a lot of the que pasa of it all but with our huge windows we still felt a part of what was happening.

The driver of this Grand Am probably wished that he was not quite such a part of it all.

Of course one of the Jeeps stopped to help but it still took several attempts before the car was free.

This is what 20 carefully measured and  weighed chicken meals looks like.  This will feed Carmeh till  about the 18th of April.  Now we have to pre cook enough sweet potato and fresh green beans to last that long.  We need a few days off first.  The chicken from beginning to end, including clean up took close to 5 hours.  We will get to the rest of the cooking in a few days.

So ended an unusual Isla Sunday.  Of course being a Sunday we got to listen to the live band from the Union Bar. Perfect.

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12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Unexpected crazy Sunday at the beach”

  1. Les Pearson says:

    It was a big holiday in Mexico….. President Benito Juarez’s birthday huge celebrations all over the country,,,i think I may go and have chicken for dinner!!!!!! les

  2. chris says:

    I would say that the guy stuck in the sand is an idiot but then I would be a hypocrite. Our first venture on South Padre Island we got stuck in the sand and needed to be pulled out. Sometimes experience is the best teacher hahaha

  3. Sally says:

    It might be a lot of work but it sure looks like it’s working.

    • Contessa says:

      Hola Sally, nice to hear from you again. Yes it seems to be working although she is showing some potential trouble signs.

  4. Dee Tillotson says:

    All the chicken looks like skinned and deboned white meat. How many lbs. did you buy for 500 pesos (approximately $25 US)? Appears to be a lot of premium chicken.

    You should be able to get fresh sweet potatoes now in Mexico because of their warm growing season, better than canned sweet potatoes. Once you wash the fresh potatoes well, rub the skins down with a little oil, pierce the skins 5 or 6 times, and slide them in the oven on a tray for 45 minutes to an hour at 400 degrees F. Once baked, you can easily scoop the potatoes out with a spoon. Save a little to the side for you and Colin to have with a pat of butter, um um–really good.

    • Contessa says:

      First off Dee I pick each deboned chicken breast individually, some have more fat than others. Once I get home I cut off any visible fat and once the chicken has boiled there is next to nothing of fat floating up top. The chicken sells for 88 pesos per kilo so we got just over 5 kilos or 11.4 pounds of chicken for 500 pesos.

      We are using fresh sweet potatoes/camotes that we get here. In fact many are grown here on the Isla. Colin peels them and cuts them up and I boil them, then they get mashed. Once we get home we will try baking them. Thanks for the suggestion.

  5. George Yates says:

    You have a lot of chicken prepped now, should be good to go now for a bit. Looks like fun on the beach.

    • Contessa says:

      The beach was what we call RV TV 🙂 We have the chicken done and now the sweet potatoes and the egg shells ground. I only need to steam enough fresh green beans and freeze them. We should be good to about April 17th before we do it all again.

  6. linda konrad says:

    If you can find a roll-up Mexican calendar you’ll find out all the Mexican holidays, there’s a Saint every day!

    • Contessa says:

      Welcome to the comment section of the blog Linda. Thanks for the great idea, I will be on the lookout for one.

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