Everybody got they cups, but they ain't chipped in

Before I start with this post about food and booze, I would like to address the questions some of you have had about how the hell I got all my goodies home!!!
Firstly, I tried not to take too much with me.
I posted 2 parcels home, one small one from San Francisco, and one large one from Utah......then we bought a standard size carry on at the Goodwill in Santa Fe......our suitcases were jampacked as all hell......and then we bought a funky case in Portland for a second carry on.
I don't know how we managed it, but we weren't overweight!!
I suspect there was a bit of a tardis thing going on, as when unpacking, I felt like a magician pulling a scarf out of a chickens arse; it just seemed to go on and on and on......!!!

Here's a slightly scrambled (like my brain) post of some food and booze on our travels.
The pic above is G at an amazing vegan/gluten free restaurant we stumbled into in The Mission district of San Francisco.....the top two pix of the collage below are what we ate....

I think we ate at El Super Burrito about 4 times, we loved it so much!

Drinkies in New Orleans!

Those dill pickle flavoured crisps were fantabulous!
At Prejeans, Lafayette, Lousiana (top right), we had crawfish enchiladas!

G isn't a particular fan of Budweiser, but they did have the biggest cans we've ever seen!

Margarita in New Orleans!

Margarita in Cozumel!

The Northern Thai curry, above collage, bottom right, was the best curry I think I have ever had outside of Thailand!

I frigging love foreign supermarkets....I was secret squirrel snapping with great excitement at the variety of booze and Mexican canned goods....I so wish I could have shipped back a pile of groceries!
I was mesmerised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, by an entire aisle of tortilla chips........!!!

I took more pix of what we were eating and drinking than of anything else........obviously, I like my food!
There's plenty more to  bore you with another day!



Straight Talking Mama! said...

mmmm Mexican food I LOVE it!

Ronnie (RR) said...

I love foreign supermarkets, I could spent hours in them. The food and booze all looked so heavenly. YUM YUM

Veshoevius said...

That first pic is fantastic! Great photos - looks like you had a wonderful trip and well done on not being overweight with the suitcases!

Vix said...

So that's how you did it! We always ship stuff back from India, I love unwrapping it months later and smelling the incense!
That first picture is a work of art and I love all your food collages, there's something so exciting about trawling foreign supermarkets and looking at the weird packaging.
Liking the look of those dill pickle crisps! Mmmmmm!
Can't wait for the next instalment!
Love YOU! xxx

Ivy Black said...

God I love Mexican food. There's something wonderful about foreign supermarkets and all the packaging. I'm a sucker for it all.
Your first photo is lovely and I do love a man...and a woman...who likes their nosh!
Mmmmm...chicken and biscuits...


The first pic is so fantastic, ahhhhhhhhh.
I also travel light in order to bring 20 kilos of thrift clothes back, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Sue said...

I see you as a magician pulling things out of a chickens arse!!! I so laughed at that. I would have to send parcels home if I ever went overseas. I probably would have to send home for money as I am shit at budgeting when on holiday. But how cool to get parcels of fabulous things you bought and slightly forgot. Just remember to do the whole show and tell when they arrive at your door. Love your first photo, awesome art work behind your G-man.

two squirrels said...

Oh going to a supermarket in a new places or country is the best, I love all the packaging.
So so much yummy treats, my wee tummy is growling.
Looking forward to more pics.
Love v

thorne garnet said...

Dill pickle chips are yummy! Deep fried pickles.....not so good. Everything in The South can and will be fried. I want the mural. The poison slurpy machines in New Orleans are pretty, but deadly.Looks like almost as much fun as meeting up with Bella and Krista. Now, I wanna road trip!

Kitty said...

Oh bore away darling, one of the most fabulous things about travelling is the FOOD!
I never get sick of seeing food pics and/or recipes.xx.

Maria said...

best holiday ever! i am loving the snaps and stories, i love food from around the globe and i love an aisle dedicated to nachos - it is as it should be x

Anonymous said...

LOVE the first pic of G framed by the stunning mural!!

Yum Yum Yum at the food.

I love trawling the HUGE asian market here--I have no idea what half the stuff is but it sure is interesting. I'm still trying to get the nerve up to buy the Horny Goat Tea!

looks like you had a fab trip!


PS--Dill Pickle chips (crisps) are the BOMB!!

Krista said...

Food porn is the best kind of porn. The first shot of G is amazing and I am loving all of this food! You ate and drank your way across the US, you rule! Mexican food is my favorite!

MistressCatgirl said...

Super Burrito is one of the best places the hubby and I have ever eaten at. I love their beans and rice a lot.
That was smart sending parcels home to save on flight weight. I would have never thought of that.
I love ethinic stores! They're the best you never really know what you're going to find there. In my husband's home towns there were a ton of Asian and Hispanic markets. I grew up in Hispanic market so it was nothing new to me. The Asian markets are awesome. Fresh fish exotic veggies and fruit.

Anonymous said...

This was fun just checking out all the different colorful logos and signs. We were in Arizona recently and discovered a Mexican restaurant that was so yummy we just kept going back three days in a row. Why risk bad food when you know where to get the good stuff. ;)
Love that photo of you on the deck in New Orleans. Looks like your man is a bit of a beer connoisseur like mine. He turned one of our bathrooms into a brewery!

Renia said...

Wonderful photos! It had to be a great trip! Have a nice day

halloweencouple said...

Being from Texas I naturally love Mexican food, tortillas and quacamole are comfort foods :)

There are even larger Budweiser can's about, my love for beer allows me to know this, ha ha

Sea Salt and vinegar chips are so much better than the dill pickle but I agree dill pickle chips are delicous as well.

Can't wait to see more pics from your trip here.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I know if I went to America I'd eat so much and want to try everything! And buy alll the stuff, so I don't blame you for packing every millimeter of your luggage. The food looks great and mmmm those drinks! xxxxx

señora Allnut said...

whouu, delightful foods and margaritas, what else?
it's amazing that your cases were not overweighted!!, this deserves my admiration!!
besos & tardis

Anonymous said...

Hm, I'm wondering if you couldn't order some of those groceries from Amazon, USA. I didn't realize you were traveling to and through Mexico as well. What did you think of the Cajun food in New Orleans? And I hope you at least brought home a bottle of Tabasco.

Misfits Vintage said...


I love the pics of you sipping on your balcony drinkies and I get very excited by foreign supermarket aisles too - we have such limited options over here :(

More more more pics please! Love you more than gluten free anything! Sarah xxx

karensomethingorother said...

I enjoyed your eating and drinking pics so much Helga! You made it such a fun culinary adventure in pictures!

Trees said...

I am glad I'm not the only one that gets excited by supermarkets when I am travelling overseas - a whole isle of tortilla chips? Om nom nom!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Thank you, I had been wondering how you manage it! Another fan of foreign supermarkets here, I've bought some of my favourite ever things from French hypermarches!

Annie said...

I too love foreign supermarkets, and have happy memories of the fab Mexican food in Colorado and New Mexico. And of course the Margaritas! Lovely photos of you enjoying those - really digging those sunnies in the top photo.

What a great trip!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

When I went to England a few years ago, I shipped so much food home to myself it was ridiculous! I love ethnic groceries. I love hunting through everything, especially the housewares sections :)

Mrs. D said...

Oh my, tht sounds like some serious packing skills!
I love to go looks at supermarkets when I travel, it is all so interesting! When I moved to England I felt like an idiot as I didn't know most of the brands here, doh!