What A Great Idea! Old Ranch Does It Right
Did You Know? - A taco ( /ˈtɑːkoʊ/) is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling. A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables and cheese, allowing for great versatility and variety. A taco is generally eaten without utensils and is often accompanied by garnishes such as salsa, avocado or guacamole, cilantro, tomatoes, onions and lettuce.
The long walk
Herb scared the little rabbits with those legs
Time To Dine On With Friends
No one does it better than Old Ranch
Arturo makes Taco Tuesday super... Service with a great smile! We were outside in the garden area this week
Hard shelled or soft shelled, that is the question ... We vote for soft-shelled
Did You Know? - Beginning from the early part of the twentieth century, various styles of tacos have become popular in the United States and Canada The style that has become most common is the hard-shell, U-shaped version first described in a cookbook authored by Fabiola Cabeza de Vaca Gilbert and published in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1949. These have been sold by restaurants and by fast food chains. Even non-Mexican oriented fast food restaurants have sold tacos. Mass production of this type of taco was encouraged by the invention of devices to hold the tortillas in the U-shape as they were deep-fried. A patent for such a device was issued to New York restaurateur Juvenico Maldonado in 1950, based on his patent filing of 1947 (U.S. Patent No. 2,506,305).
Soft shelled tacos are easier to make and a lot earier to eat!
The place was packed
James played 7 holes. Bunny was there with Jennifer
James says "Bring on the hot sauce!!"
Did You Know? - According to the Real Academia Española, publisher of Diccionario de la Lengua Española, the word taco describes a typical Mexican dish of a maize tortilla folded around food ("Tortilla de maíz enrollada con algún alimento dentro, típica de México"). The original sense of the word is of a "plug" or "wad" used to fill a hole ("Pedazo de madera, metal u otra materia, corto y grueso, que se encaja en algún hueco"). The Online Etymological Dictionary defines taco as a "tortilla filled with spiced meat" and describes its etymology as derived from Mexican Spanish, "light lunch," literally, "plug, wadding."
The Mexican Music was quite a nice touch
Not to soft... Not too loud... Just right
Did You Know? - The Mariachi-style of music originated in the state of Jalisco, particularly in the city of Cocula, near Guadalajara, as well as surrounding states of western Mexico. Mariachi is now popular throughout Mexico and the Southwest United States, and is considered representative of Mexican music and culture. This style of music is played by a group consisting of five or more musicians that wear charro suits.
These guys keep it going! Gary & Franco were working hard
Via telephoto lens the "Big Guy" was supervising the event carefully
Herb and Irene played golf with us this fine day
Did You Know? - The taco predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico. There is anthropological evidence that the indigenous people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish. Writing at the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Díaz del Castillo documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans, a meal which Hernán Cortés arranged for his captains in Coyoacán. It is not clear why the Spanish used their word, "taco", to describe this indigenous food.
Sue and Paul enjoying the great company
Irene made Paul giggle
An Omen From The Skies ... An Old Ranch Red-Tailed Hawk Wants Taco's Too
Do NOT stand under the bird....
Good sized little guy
Everyone enjoyed his visit to the party
Ernie and John
Do We Have To Go Home... As The Sun Sets In The West
The sun sets over the first tee as we walk to our car
It's dropping quickly