Refried Black Beans: $0.99 (16 oz.)
Scrambled Eggs: $1.49/dozen
Nachos: $2.49 (16 oz.)
Salsa: Maybe $0.30 worth. Extra spicy.
|Yeah, I know. More brown food.|
There's something about Mexican food that's relaxing. I liken it to comfort food that you can unashamedly serve with alcohol. As I reconsider this logic, maybe I just want a meal I can drink with. Well, that's neither here nor there. Chilaquiles is beauty in its simplicity. It is to food what a fart joke is to comedy -- it's easy and it works every time.
WHAT DID I LEARN ABOUT MYSELF?
I already knew I can eat Mexican food -- or at least my version of Mexican -- any meal of the day. But what I'd not realized until today is every time I eat this particular dish, I'm reminded my travels to Batopilas, a tiny town in Northern Mexico that's hardly touched by modern stresses. It was there that I'd had chilaquiles for the first time. While my version doesn't hold a candle to the one I had there (fresh ingredients apparently make a bit of a difference), it still delivers the feeling of serenity I had back then. It's comfort food in the truest sense of the term.
|Traffic jams don't exist here.|
There's a lot to be stressed about in Hollywood. It starts with the traffic jam on the way to work and only gets more challenging from there. If a meal comprised of eggs, beans, chips and salsa can deliver the smallest bit of peace and tranquility to your life, have it.