Ok, it looks like we're still getting traffic on blogger, thank you! We have officially moved to http://Route66MotorPalace.com in an effort to consolidate this blog with a few of our older sites on platforms not so supported by the companies who developed them (Apple). We will copy and paste updates to blogger for now and humbly invite you to join us on http://Route66MotorPalace.com. We love blogger but have way too many photos to post here. Thanks for your interest in our project!
We moved from the location below to the "Old Town Orange" shop five years ago this month...seems like yesterday.
[caption id="attachment_843" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Moving Day! They were all ready for their new home![/caption]
Rain in SoCal
It hasn't rained much here the last few years so after a few errands we went to the park to see what things look like wet. The rain took a break so we walked around a little and made some new friends.
[caption id="attachment_845" align="aligncenter" width="848"] Big wet tree[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_844" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Orange County Road Runner[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_847" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Thought I was dead when these beauties came to visit, but they were very polite.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_848" align="aligncenter" width="848"] Look they match![/caption]
Got the Jeep Speedo back from Ron's Independent Speedometer Thursday. He fixed the needle and fuel gauge but had to replace the temp gauge. I looks the same but it works again.
[caption id="attachment_852" align="aligncenter" width="1536"] Where Jeep speedos come from[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_853" align="aligncenter" width="1536"] What it looks like, the duct tape was for transportation purposes only...Craig.[/caption]
I've wanted to try a Puffy Taco for several years now but when I go to San Antonio I like to eat at Casa Rio and they don't serve them. After the January San Antonio trip I read a few recipes and gave it a try. Puffy Tacos are fried like Sopapillas or Navajo Fry Bread only you use freshly made uncooked corn tortillas. The experts recommend using fresh prepared masa and I agree but if you don't have access to the fresh stuff use Maseca masa flour. Follow the instructions on the package for tortillas but mix the dough 3-4 hours before frying and use hot tap water instead of warm. After you press your tortilla drop it in hot oil and let it puff. After about a minute flip it over for another minute, repeat until they're as soft or crispy as you like. Don't worry about messing up. Just tear the rejects apart and eat 'em like chips with salsa or guacamole. I tried to put a bend in the first two with limited results. The ones I left alone worked a little better this try. These things are greasy, flakey, flexible and fantastic. Even if you screw them up they'll be good...and just put whatever you like in them.
Here's a few pictures Lori took of them cooking! Be sure to check out her site too at http://motorpalacepress.com
[caption id="attachment_855" align="aligncenter" width="5184"] In the frying pan[/caption]
http://Route66MotorPalace.com[caption id="attachment_857" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Folded and cooked a little longer[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_856" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Flipped like a sopapilla with no fold. This cooked more evenly for me.[/caption]