I was invited to my client Jonathan's birthday celebration today and he promised authentic Mexican cuisine. If he really meant hot enough to blow the top of your head off, he certainly delivered. It is hard to imagine that something made of pumpkin seeds, chicken broth and any green vegetable you can imagine can turn out to be so incredibly hot. Of course, I was the only Anglo there and the only person whose head was sweating. Even the kids can eat that stuff like it's nothing. Definitely an acquired taste, but mole verde is an adventure I can now mark off my bucket list. No wonder Jonathan likes my banana bread - it probably soothes his flaming taste buds!
I also discovered today that this particular gang of Mexicans is seriously into UNO. They also keep playing until everyone is out - not just until the first player uses all his cards. And we played in Spanish, which I suppose is the way the game was originally played. I mean, it is called UNO, after all.