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jennifer rose

Jul 21, 2002, 10:54 AM

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What makes your Sunday special in Mexico? Is it a casual day with friends and family, going out for Sunday comida, sending out for something from a cocina economica, your own version of Sunday at the Alameda, a round of golf, or ???



Liz

Jul 21, 2002, 11:10 AM

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Rolly

Jul 21, 2002, 12:19 PM

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Wash the dishes, defrost the refrigerator, write letters/e-mails, cruise the web, play with my friend’s new puppy, take a siesta, maybe take my dogs for a ride, go to a friend’s house to drink beer and maybe practice my Spanish, organize my ‘to do’ list for my construction project, make chicken bone soup for the dogs, and take another siesta. Not necessarily in that order.<p>How does this differ from other days? – dish washing, defrosting and making soup for the dogs.


Dan the Man

Jul 21, 2002, 12:30 PM

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When I'm in Mexico it's usually summer and I'm usually in Chetumal, Quintana Roo. There's a cool little restaurant called <html><i>El Mexiquense</i><html> where they prepare barbacoa y consomé de borrego (barbecued lamb and lamb soup) on the weekends only. Good and cheap food served with homeade tortillas and cold refrescos. That's a customary stop for us on Sunday. I think it's neat that almost all Mexican towns have some sort of family festival in the town plaza on Sundays. <p>Also, the arquelogical zones don't charge admission fees on Sunday. Good and cheap family outing. I believe this applies to all zones in the Republic. This is the first summer in 4 years I haven't spent in Mexico and I think I'm having withdrawal symptoms!
¡Feliz Domingo!
Dan<p>


tony ferrell

Jul 21, 2002, 5:56 PM

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Went to the tianguis here in Tula, Hidalgo. Needed
food before shopping. Had to pick from quesadillas
of squash flower, brains, cheese ,green chili,
pit cooked beef head, lamb, chicken, carne asada,
huaraches, zopes etc. Opted to walk to the market
hmm tacos de catapillar and other insects, more meats, green mole
red mole, spicy stomach soup, consomme, rabbit, breaded chicken,
breaded steak. Wish I could eat it all! Picked
the chicken cooked in chili morita with a fresh
squeezed lime and mineral water. Went back to
the tianguis and bought a machete to clear the
land we just bought. Walked to the centro where we
bought the kids ice cream, watched them play,
people watched, conversed with a stranger, watched
the stands go up for selling even more food (it was 3 oclock!). Now I dont recommend this to
everybody as it is crowded, noisy, dirty etc.. But man this is mexico! And just another Sunday here.
tony<p><p>: What makes your Sunday special in Mexico? Is it a casual day with friends and family, going out for Sunday comida, sending out for something from a cocina economica, your own version of Sunday at the Alameda, a round of golf, or ???<p>


Suze

Jul 22, 2002, 4:29 AM

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Sunday in Cozumel

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Pack up kids, beach umbrella, cooler, dog, and head to the east side of the island -- no houses, no hotels, nothing but miles of white sand and open sea.<p>


gary

Jul 22, 2002, 12:39 PM

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Although we're not yet in Mexico, on most Sundays I get to read message boards like this one and dream of the day when we WILL enjoy Sundays in Mexico. During our vacations, however, spending Sundays in a Mexican town plaza and watching families dressed-up in their Sunday attire is most enjoyable.


tony ferrell

Jul 23, 2002, 2:28 PM

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: Went to the tianguis here in Tula, Hidalgo. Needed
: food before shopping. Had to pick from quesadillas
: of squash flower, brains, cheese ,green chili,
: pit cooked beef head, lamb, chicken, carne asada,
: huaraches, zopes etc. Opted to walk to the market
: hmm tacos de catapillar and other insects, more meats, green mole
: red mole, spicy stomach soup, consomme, rabbit, breaded chicken,
: breaded steak. Wish I could eat it all! Picked
: the chicken cooked in chili morita with a fresh
: squeezed lime and mineral water. Went back to
: the tianguis and bought a machete to clear the
: land we just bought. Walked to the centro where we
: bought the kids ice cream, watched them play,
: people watched, conversed with a stranger, watched
: the stands go up for selling even more food (it was 3 oclock!). Now I dont recommend this to
: everybody as it is crowded, noisy, dirty etc.. But man this is mexico! And just another Sunday here.<p>CONT
Since it is Sunday evening, Dona Margarita has
opened her small porch to make food one night a
week. As we get there a man in his 60s talks
about the neighborhood, jokes and the latest rumors.
We order sodas and as the man retrieves them he
hands my cuñada the fan which he is fanning the
coals for the food and she continues. A man obviously
down on his luck appears and quietly asks for food. Minutes later he disappears with a hot meal
in hand. No stares, no disparaging remarks. Mexicos
welfare program kicks in again.
We feast on zopes of green and red mole,
tostadas of pickled pigs feet, chicken tacos and sodas.
This isnt a country club or a gated community,
this is what I call real mexico. The realities of
real life come and go. This happens all over the
country in cities and small pueblos.
I am even more thankful for this simple meal thanks to that man. I am also seen another lesson
in respect for those less fortunate. tony<p>
: tony<p>
: : What makes your Sunday special in Mexico? Is it a casual day with friends and family, going out for Sunday comida, sending out for something from a cocina economica, your own version of Sunday at the Alameda, a round of golf, or ???<p>


jennifer rose

Jul 23, 2002, 3:29 PM

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Siempre en Domingo en Santa Maria de los Altos (Morelia)

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Tony, are you sure you weren't in my colonia last Sunday?
Sunday morning means more than reading Provincia and LaVoz de Michoacan with its Dia Siete supplement. It’s the tianguis.<p>“My” tianguis is always a genuinely pleasant experience, a gathering of all kinds of people from the neighborhood. It’s a mix of everyone from the poor to the politicians, from those whose homes are covered in carton to those living behind the gates. Some folks are buying the week’s household necessities, and others are there simply for the fresh produce. A four-piece band – a bass, two guitars and an accordion – play amid bountiful displays of fruits and vegetables, rich red meats and golden poultry, fresh fish (mostly mojarra), frogs, and a live turtle. The turtle came from somewhere near Zitacuaro, so he's a land turtle. Watching him smile at visitors, I wondered who would have the nerve to convert him into a delicious caldo. Fresh baby borrego hangs, advertising “not frozen,” for $30 M.N. a kilo. There’s the nopal vendor, the potato vendor, and the old lady who only sells stuff like magnolia flowers, jamaica, huitlacoche, herbs, mushrooms, and freshly hulled beans. The ice cream vendors and the honey salesman compete for aisle space. Around the corner are the hardware dealers, snake oil salesmen (well, actually selling some kind of salamander oil), nylon stocking specialists, and the gazpacho dicers. <p>Puestos selling gorditas, tacos, enchiladas, and pozole along the cemetery lane lead to what I've started to term the "Therapy Zone" where the Plant Lady has set up shop. Sunday breakfast often means something from the market.<p>There’s always something very catholic – that’s with a small “c” – at the Sunday market, which makes it practically a religious ceremony. Regardless of what may be on the schedule for the rest of the day – the Canine Agility Club, a daytrip out of town, comida with friends, or even getting back into pajamas to hang out at home – the Sunday market’s an essential.<p>Sunday evening assumes a regularity that’s become as much a part of a traditional Sunday night at the Ed Sullivan Show, Don Ameche’s International Showtime, the Walt Disney Hour and Bonanza were to Sunday night television in the fifties. Or even Raul Velasco’s “Siempre en Domingo.” And that’s a Sunday evening repast at Dona Marina’s house, where she and her family serve up two kinds of pozole, pambazos, enchiladas, tamales and atole with doses of loving attention. Even during the coldest months, Dona Marina’s living room is the warmest hearth in town. If any of her regular crowd misses a week, then there had better be a very good reason – like being out of town. And just to make sure that we miss her good cooking, she and her husband spend three or four months of each year visiting their children in California! <p>


randy in arandas

Jul 23, 2002, 3:49 PM

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When we can, we like to go out to the ranch for some morning horseback riding and afternoon comida with family. This is the best time of the year to be in Mexico, IMO, with the weather so cool & rainy (at least here) and the countryside a brilliant green. There is a nearby small pyramid, hills and a beautiful reservoir to explore...Randy


John R

Jul 23, 2002, 9:45 PM

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Great thread. Both my wife and I often work Sundays. But in Mexico City, there's the world-class Lagunilla Market. And the wonderful mountains surrounding the city where people go to eat hand-slapped blue tortillas wrapped around God Knows What (but it tastes pretty good) beneath the pines at Tres Marias, La Marquesa, Valle del Potro, or the like. A wonderful concrete slide, for free. There are also the Hashers, but I can't remember enough of that to post it.<p><p>


John R

Jul 23, 2002, 9:50 PM

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And afterward? In Cuba, I knew Evangelicals who went to church three or four times a week for three or four hours a service. They were stunning, spirit-drenched services, though, I can tell you. <p>


DavidMTY

Jul 29, 2002, 3:33 PM

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Nabokov &amp; I (in his words)...

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I confess I do not believe in time. I like to fold my magic carpet, after use, in such as way as to superimpose one part of the pattern upon another. Let visitors trip. And the highest enjoyment of timelessness - in a landscape selected at random - is when I stand among rare butterflies and their food plants. This is ecstacy, and behind the ecstacy is something else, which is hard to explain. It is like a momentary vacuum into which rushes all that I love. A sense of oneness with sun and stone. A thrill of gratitude to whom it may concern - to the contrapuntal genius of human fate or to tender ghosts humoring a lucky mortal." <p>: What makes your Sunday special in Mexico? Is it a casual day with friends and family, going out for Sunday comida, sending out for something from a cocina economica, your own version of Sunday at the Alameda, a round of golf, or ???<p>
 
 
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