Maybe I should cut back on the Ghost Chilies a little bit . . .

Regular blog readers know how much I like hot, spicy foods, the hotter the better.

And so far I’ve never found anything too hot for me. Nick and Terry gave me some Ghost Chili salt a while back and I regularly use it to spice up my meals. Ghost Chili’s, also known as Naga Jolokia, were, until recently, the hottest chili pepper in the world. Now it’s number 3, behind the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T chili and the Naga Viper.

But after reading this article, maybe I’ll rethink the heat.

Mala Soup

The guy ate soup so hot it burned a hole in his stomach. WOW!

Lowell and Landon are up in Oklahoma visiting Lowell’s parents until this Sunday, and sent along these photos of Landon and his Grannie.

Landon in OK 1

Landon with Grannie in OK

Brandi, who stayed here for work, is really missing them both, and Sunday can’t come quick enough.

I dropped Jan off at her hair place about 10am while I ran some errands. Between EPO – Electronics Part Outlet, a client’s and then Home Depot, I got back about 2 hours later, just as Jan came out. Nice timing.

After Jan was finished getting her hair done, we decided to have lunch at the new Jimmy Changa’s Mexican Restaurant. It just opened about a month ago and it seems like the parking lot is full whenever we go by. But we figured that on a Friday after 1:30 pm that we wouldn’t have a wait.


We ended up waiting almost 40 minutes to get a table. But it was certainly worth it.

We ate at the Jimmy Changa’s up in Pasadena last year and Jan loved their Beef Chili Rellenos, so she got it again and said it was as good as last time.

I was going to have a bowl of their Chicken Tortilla Soup and a Taco Salad. But luckily for me, the waitress warned me that their ‘bowl’ of soup was about the size of a serving bowl, not a regular bowl, and that I might not want to get that and a salad too. And she was right.

The big bowl of soup was plenty, and it was really, really good, too.

I also really liked the chandelier in the main dining room. It’s made up of individual lights, all different, and all very beautiful.

Jimmy Changa's Chandelier

By the time we left the restaurant after 3pm, they were still on a wait. In fact they seem to be busier than when we arrived.

Than after making a couple of stops at client’s, I took Jan back by the place she got her nails done yesterday with Piper. Jan had smeared the polish on a couple of toes and wanted to get them touched up. Turns out that it only took about 10 minutes and they didn’t charge her. Nice!

Later in the evening I put 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the slow cooker to poach them so we can make up some soup. Boy, does it smell good in here.


Thought for the Day:

“I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical” – Thomas Jefferson writing to James Madison



7 Responses

  1. As Jerry Reed said “When your hot your hot”
    “But after reading this article, maybe I’ll rethink the heat”.
    “The guy ate soup so hot it burned a hole in his stomach. WOW!” ROFLOL

  2. In the update I get from you (same one posted to your site), when you use an apostrophe, it’s not showing it…it shows some other crazy squiggles. It’s never done that before. Nick swears you can fix the crack of dawn so maybe you can figure out what’s going on and make the necessary repairs.

    Cat Lady

  3. There used to be a restaurant here in Des Moines called Big Daddy’s. Every year he would hold a contest that if someone could eat all of his hottest sandwich, he would give a bunch of money to the local food pantry. One year the winner was interviewed by the local news people in a hospital bed. Another year the winner was interviewed outside the restaurant and in the background was another contestant hanging on the chain link fence puking. He made a good sandwich but I never tried the contest.


  4. Judy,

    Is this all through the post, or just on the title?

    Can you send me a sample?


  5. Jerry,

    Sounds like I might have to check out Big Daddy’s if we make to Des Moines this year.

  6. Don’t forget to notice, I said Big Daddy’s USED to be a restaurant here.


  7. Jerry,

    Oh, well. I guess my stomach will last a little longer.

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