Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wait, I'm NOT Mexican?

Several people in my real life have heard me bragging that someone in my husband's office paid me to make a dish for him. He said he likes my cooking (and he has a wife that lives here, so it IS a little strange).

I blew this WAY out of proportion, of course, because this was an opportunity for me to stroke my own ego. I've been tormenting my husband with threats now. "You can never leave me because other people think I'm a great cook!" "Other men want me. You know, because I'm such a good cook." "I'm going to leave you because you keep leaving your clothes by the door to the garage. And I'm a great cook."

I've also threatened to start my own catering business (or coworking business if you follow me on Twitter, mainly because I'm a little bit stupid). I went on and on. "People PAY me." "I could do this for a living." "I'll have a little Mexican catering business. Can you imagine the business I will get?"

My husband, totally unimpressed, said "You can't cater Mexican food. You're not Mexican."

To which I said, "LIAR! I am SO Mexican. I grew up in Texas!"

He said, "Yeah, all Australians who grow up in Texas, automatically become MEXICAN. It's in the Constitution."

So see, I was right. I AM Mexican.

Who wants enchiladas?

13 comments:

  1. Gee, if you kept dropping your clothes by the door, I think I would keep you!

    (oh..maybe shouldn't say that out loud...)

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  2. Damn. PA doesn't offer dual citizenship like that. I feel slighted.

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  3. Ok. I'm Mexican, and I live in Texas. Austin in fact. So I believe that makes me qualified to name you and Honorary Beaner. But only if the enchiladas are good.

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  4. Melissa - Thanks! And everyone here in Poland thinks my enchiladas are THE best. Although, admittedly, they are a bit starved for Mexican food.

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  5. Lol wish I could threaten my man with my cooking skills! Think he would just laugh though :-)

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  6. I can totally see you as a Bree Van De Kamp in the making.

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  7. I guess it should be in the constitution really. Not that I would know.

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  8. I LOVE enchiladas! How soon can you get them here?? And can you make tamales? If so, can you move in with me? How do you feel about the Midwest US?

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  9. WOW*!* you're a wanted woman.
    I guess I should learn how to cook something...

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  10. Ah, Kylie, my little Australian/Tex-Mex/Polish friend. You are not confused at all.

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  11. Someone was telling me just yesterday about a (non-Mexican)friend who moved to New Zealand to open a Mexican resturant. So I say, go for it!

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  12. I'm not Mexican, but I'm married to one...so our kids are Mexican...and I make pretty good enchiladas..but no ones ever paid me to cook anything..I think you totally should open a catering business!

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