Friday, March 18, 2016

Just Between Us

I have something to share, but you have to promise to not tell San Geraldo.

I met Jessica for coffee and English conversation today.

But that's not the secret.

In addition to my coffee, I had a bocadillo (sandwich).

That's not the secret either.

Jessica had one of San Geraldo's favorite things that he loves to order at El Jazzy Cafe. It's called a Palmera, which means palm tree but looks like an elephant ear pastry smothered in chocolate.

It's OK if you tell San Geraldo about the Palmera.

What San Geraldo doesn't know is that Abuela Manuela (Jessica's grandmother who is visiting from Argentina)... we call her Manuela but I love the fact that "grandma" in Spanish rhymes with her name ... even though her grandchildren of course simply call her "Abuela" as opposed to "Abuela Manuela"...

A casuela is a casserole. I would love to say I had an Abuela Manuela Casuela. It's probably a good thing Abuela Manuela isn't from Venezuela or I could get carried away. (San Geraldo hates when I do this... Click here if you don't remember the Doody Family of North Brandford.)

Anyway...

San Geraldo doesn't know that Abuela Manuela brought Alfajores Rellenos.


These Argentine alfajores are a sandwich of two round, sweet biscuits, with dulce de leche filling — all dipped in chocolate.

I ate three today.

And I didn't share.

SO, LET'S JUST KEEP THIS OUR LITTLE SECRET.
(SAN GERALDO PROBABLY STOPPED READING WHEN HE GOT TO VENEZUELA.)

32 comments:

  1. You crack me up! Those sweets do look good!

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    1. Sharon:
      They are SO good. Amazing they lasted an hour in my hands.

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  2. "dulce de leche" I have known a certain female froth at the mouth at the merest mention of that delight !

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    1. Heron:
      Well, there are a couple of males here who do the same thing.

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  3. Sometimes it is ok to keep it all to yourself.

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    1. MaryAnn:
      I was being completely selfless; he's trying to keep weight off.

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  4. Probably because I happened across a display of Moon Pies at Woodman's this morning, but that is what I thought of when I saw the alfajores. On the other hand, when I saw the Moon Pies, I thought of Sheldon Cooper because that is what his Meemaw calls him.

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    1. Michael:
      My mother used to pack a Moon Pie in my lunch bag when I was in 5th grade! How many bites was it supposed to take? 7? 11?

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  5. I bet he could smell the treachery on your breath. I would have a hard (impossible, even) time sharing those.

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    1. Wilma:
      I brushed my teeth the minute I got home. Besides, he's watching his diet so I was only thinking of him.

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  6. No way this will be a secret...of course. ;-)

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    1. Lindy:
      Well, I'm very disappointed. Someone most have told because I really got it from Jerry.

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  7. Haaaa! I never have as clever a comment to make, as your clever writing deserves :)
    Those litle alfajores rellenos look amaaaaazing. :)

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    1. Judy:
      Your comments are always clever and always make me happy!

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  8. Oh poor Jerry!! The things he has to put up with!!....the lies, the hidden chocolate, not to mention all the deception, Mitchell!!
    All the talk of chocolate made my brain go a little crazy!! lol

    There once was a lady called Abuela
    who was also called, Manuela.
    She came for a visit with a huge casuela
    That looked like a map of Venezuela.

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    1. Jim:
      You're a poet and you don't know it. But your feet show it. Because they're long fellows.

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    1. anne marie:
      CAN'T HAVE!!!!!!!!!!! (I ate 'em all.)

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    1. John:
      Jerry is watching his weight. It was a completely selfless act.

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  11. Those look yummy, and I doubt I could have stopped at three.

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    1. Stephen:
      The only reason I stopped at three was because that was all I was given!

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  12. You made me think of Roseanne Roseannadanna... It's always something.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I can't tell you the number of times that has come to my mind as a title (I may have even used it once). Because, well, it IS!

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  13. You're as bad as a certain Mr. Gray with his infamous Scotch eggs, lol. More hugs for San G!

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    1. Cranky:
      The difference is that I don't think there are really that many people standing in line hoping for one of his Scotch eggs!

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  14. All day long I'll be saying ... Abuela Manuela's Venezuela Casuela.
    And it.will.drive.Carlos.nuts.

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    1. Bob:
      Tell Carlos I said, "You're welcome."

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  15. Doesn't he read your every word and entry? Why not?

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    1. Spo:
      Yes, he DOES read my every word and entry... and every comment and reply. Aren't I clever?

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