Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sand Crest Market and some enchiladas


I was talking to friends about our "favorite jobs ever!" Mine was working at a liquor store in "The Thumb" of Michigan. My friends could come in and play guitar, carry on a board game AND I got to chop wood and load ice.

I want to mention Mrs. Bridget Childs and say that, as a 20-something, she really did excellent in running this store. Bridget was skilled in stocking, managing and marketing her liquor store. Unfortunately, the store was in a lousy location--not close enough to any town to catch the business needed to keep a beach liquor store open.

I did get this job after dressing up nicely and askng for a job at every store in a 20 mile radius. Sometimes, knocking door to door will get you inside.

This is from when I got to do the sign, circa 1998.. And our friend, Mary, who worked at the state park. Before she ran away to Spain :)
...and this is the old truck, that drove me to Cali and back more than a few times...and taught me the gentle art of Christmas Eve hitch-hiking. (...yeah, to home. More than once)


and a wee bit of super simple enchilada. This is quickly modified tomato sauce, along with some refried beans and 5 minutes of our precious time.






Perhaps I am beating a dead horse, mais j'ai dit TAVO prends tout est pour toi.Y deseo que hablo espaƱol.. and regardless of all, here is what I was into in 1998

11 comments:

Selba said...

How I miss enchilada... I haven't eaten enchildas for ages!

doggybloggy said...

its funny how subjective memory lane is, I have a young friend that can remember 'all the way back to the first toy story...' I like hearing about peoples memories and recollections!

buffalodick said...

A take-out liquor store I haven't been in- IN MICHIGAN?!!! Hard to believe, you really must have been off the beaten path...

Chef E said...

Ahhhh memory lane is so great!

Now that finger in the mouth picture would so get 'Chef' in trouble, lol

Love the enchilada's!

TavoLini said...

Selba--oh, I love them! Of course I kind of cheated with the flour tortillas...

Doggy--yeah, I was going through the "late 90's" photo albums last night

Buffalo--have you been to Caseville? How about 3-4 miles east of Caseville ;)

Chef!! I was thinking the same thing!! Luckily, it was just Tavo and I and he doesn't mind...

TavoLini said...

You know what? I think I'm going to pull that picture. Seriously, people, I do not do that EVER do that when I'm cooking for others.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Haha sounds like a fun job... anytime there's guitar involved, it must be fun :o)

Chef E said...

Nooooo do not cook that nice bundle of beautiful soft green 'licious! Use it as a soft blanket as I did...

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE enchiladas!

Alexander said...

Well I got to think about favorite jobs and wrote about my favorite job on my blog. Good idea.

BTW... I like the sign. ;-)

TavoLini said...

Honestly, Alex, you may be the only person who remembers this truck.

Unless...actually, you probably knew my nice honda civic that was broken into 6+ times. Man, I replaced broken windows with almost half my salary junior year...