We woke up early and arrived at the Stephen’s Estate sale in Santa Fe. I found a picture of Buddha for $15.00. Suzette bought four lovely steel baskets, some fabric, and several glass sculptures. We then drove to another garage sale and finally another estate sale off Santa Fe Trail where a Suzette found a lovely wicker outdoor set, a large Hawaiian basket and two purses. I found a small carved donkey with a load of wood and a six inch Sabatier six inch chef’s knife for $1.00 each.
We called Amy to see if she wanted to join us for lunch. She called back and suggested we meet at Mucho Gusto. We drove there and ordered the soup that was delicious, corn kernels, onion strips, some slices of zucchini squash in a delicious clear broth. When Amy and Vahl arrived we ordered enchiladas, Vahl regular, Amy ordered enchiladas with a green tomatillo sauce with feta cheese, and a Suzette and I split an order of Enchiladas Suizos sauced with a pleasant chocolate mole sauce and a mixed salad with a orange honey dressing. All dishes were served with good black beans and we asked for sautéed vegetables instead of rice. Amy told us that the chef at Mucho Gusto was the chef at Old Mexico. The food is true Mexican style food, not New Mexican style food and is exceedingly clean tasting. We will return.
We then drove to Restore and picked up the frame we picked on Wednesday and Suzette found several screens. We packed all of the items into the back of the little white truck and drove back to Albuquerque.
We had discussed cooking the fresh garbanzo beans we had shucked last night with shrimp. We
decided to sauté those ingredients with some fresh chopped tomato, onion, and carrot in oil, butter, and white wine. Suzette added some pasta to my dish, which was wonderful.
I put a new bottle of 2016 Chateau Belles Vignes from Loire Atlantique I bought recently at Trader Joe’s for $4.99 into the freezer for about 30 minutes, but it still needed a few pieces of ice. We both loved the wine. Vinvino gave it a 3.8 and all the reviews were very positive. They all said it had nice citrus acidity but also good fruitiness. Suzette and I both liked this wine and agreed with with the reviews that this wine was as good as most New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. This is the best white wine for the money I have bought for the money this year. I will buy more if it.