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December 2017 Letters

TCP Talk

Letters and comments from our readers

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
Grayson-Collin EC

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
Pedernales EC

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
Pedernales EC

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
Pedernales EC

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