Pokeno, TX Crawfish Festival on 4/20 & Day of Rest
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Friday - 4/19
For Pokeno night, we had 2 types of fajitas: beef & chicken, 2 types of beans: Refried frijoles [smashed] and frijoles churros [still whole and in soup broth], arroz (Mexican Rice [plain, no added veggies!]), 2 types of tortillas: corn (store bought) and fresh flour (handmade), guacamole, salsa, cilantro ranch sauce, tortilla chips and plantaenos (plantain bananas chips).
For drinks we had: Diet Coke, Water, Regular Margaritas and Mango Margaritas.
For dessert we had 15 slices or mini desserts that everyone shared.
The game was good we had 7 gifts to play for… I won 2, but after everyone left, I gave them to my sister and my mom. It was stuff that was cute, but I would never use. The jewelry that I bought was sorta hot at first, but my sister’s butterfly bowls was the really hot items to play for. My mom had an earring/necklace combo we kept calling ‘Purple Rain’, since the necklace looked like purple rain drops.
Everyone loved the food!!! They asked my mom to cook again, since next month is her host month… This time, they want a traditional dinner at my house, which consist of eating carnita asada (meat in gravy), refried beans, arroz and fresh flour tortillas.
My sis and I said we will be eating Pho An (Vietnamese) that night… We eat this traditional dinner almost every night during the week. Mexican food can get boring after years of eating the same foods, over and over again… To someone who doesn’t understand, this is the equivalency to eating meatloaf and mashed potatoes at least 2 times a week, every week for 30+ years…
Saturday – 4/20
We (My sis & I) went to the Texas Crawfish Festival in Old Town Spring. We left the house in enough time (We thought) to get there, park and do some sightseeing (at 1:55pm). The line to get into the Old Town Spring area was down the freeway… It took 30 mins to get from the freeway to the actual parking area. The parking area was ½ a mile from the actual event entrance… By the time we got into the park it was already 3:45pm and we could not find the area to get Uncle Si’s from Duck Dynasty autograph or picture. The place had no map or layout to tell you where you were or where you wanted to go…
I ended up getting sick from the food all being fried, drinking cream soda, a little bit of heat stroke and from walking so much… I really wanted to eat crawfish, but it was $25 for a small to go box, $30 for a 1 gallon ice cream container size and $35 for a 3 gallon ice cream container size. (I was like FFFF that!!! I’ll go to Fiesta Grocery Store and buy a 20 pound sack of crawfish to cook myself for $30. [Yes, we do eat crawfish the right way, “suck and chuck” the heads and peel the tails.]) There were tons of people and food tents serving everything from crawfish to gator to chicken to fried foods to pizza…
We ended up leaving after 6pm, almost 7pm and walking back through the festival to the parking area… We did walk about 5 miles in the 3 hours-ish that we were there.
Sunday – 4/21
Today we are sore, tired and enjoying a day of rest. We have yet to make breakfast, shower or anything… We are exhausted from yesterday, but it was good exercise. I’m off to the showers and start my day… Have a wonderful day everyone!