Youth Tour Optimism
I trust that this journey will have opened their eyes and hearts to the need that people of character be in office and guide our country in the right way [The State With the Most, October 2017].
Jacky Manchester | Van Alstyne
Impressive group of young people. If the rest of the nation raises such fine students, the future of the country is in good hands.
Paul Velez | Kyle
Dia de los Muertos
I enjoyed reading Dia de los Muertos [October 2017] and learning how to celebrate our friends and relatives who have passed on. I like the tradition. ¡Muchas gracias!
David Fischer | Georgetown
From the TCP Kitchen
I was given Paula Disbrowe’s Cowgirl Cuisine: Rustic Recipes and Cowgirl Adventures From a Texas Ranch cookbook when it came out. I have made a good impression following her recipes when I bring food to gatherings. Scorpion Tails [Some Like it Hot, August 2017] are labor-intensive but so worth it.
DO chill the filling overnight.
DO use the listed cheeses.
DO find the pequillo peppers for the sauce topping.
Broiling until browned, not blackened, makes a huge difference.
My cook’s tip: Using a serrated grapefruit spoon to gut the jalapenos during prep is much easier than a paring knife.
I made a huge batch of 30 recently for a fête and gobbled down five before I could stop myself.
Shelley Meyer | Canyon Lake
Yay for Snow Days
As a 7-year-old in 1957 in Arlington, Virginia, I remember we had a big blizzard that year, too [Letters, Derailed by Blizzard, October 2017]. I used to watch the weather report and noticed our big snowstorms always came out of Texas.
To a little schoolboy, a foot of snow meant freedom. Too bad it started to snow on Saturday and not Sunday night.
Mark Borchelt | Roby
Big Country EC