Since before Christmas, I’ve been waiting to pick up the half hog that we got from Epps Farm. Finally, Monday it was ready, so a couple of my friends and I packed up, and went to Big Creek Butcher Shop in Marlin to pick it up. Don and I had already decided not to try to roast an entire half, but instead had it cut up into chops, bacon, etc. I’m pretty happy that I don’t have to shop for pork for a while.
No sense in making a trip to Marlin, and do nothing else. So, we went through Temple on the way there. We did just a little shopping, then ate at Monterey’s Little Mexico. I’ve eaten there before, but Monday I had the best meal. First of all, they serve a really good cilantro cream sauce, in addition to salsa, with the chips they bring to the table. And this time, I decided on the Mexicana Burger for an entree. Hands down, it was one of the best burgers I’ve had. It had chipotle barbecue sauce, pico, and jack cheese on it – just scrumptious. Izzy had Tacos al Pastor, and they were delicious too, but that picture didn’t turn out.