Friday, March 30, 2007

Southwestern Chinese Food

One of the perks of having a Dad who is retired (from teaching at least) is that he and I have been able to eat lunch together frequently in the last few weeks.

Today we tackled the pool. A project that is tough because his back yard has two beautiful shade trees that, for some weird reason, shed their leaves in the spring. Added to this problem was the blustery days we had on Monday and Tuesday. Wind storms in the desert are not so fun. When things are so dry it just whips dirt into the air...and the leaves and dust into the pool.

So my Dad and I were outside scooping and brushing and vacuuming the leaves and dirt that accumulated over the week. We finished around noon and decided that we would go get a bite to eat. So we loaded up and he took me to a Chinese buffet, where he enjoys their Vietnamese soup and I could get some noodles and veggies.

The buffet was gigantic. It had everything you could possibly imagine. Beef Broccoli, stir fry bean curd, pot stickers, sweet and sour chicken, soba noodles and veggies, wonton soup, crab puffs, eggrolls and... refried beans.

Yes, you can be sure that you are in the southwest when you go to the biggest Chinese buffet west of the Mississippi and find refried beans.


Lara said...

Sounds like a lethal least around our house it would be!