JUANITA’S CANTINA SOUTH OF THE BORDER JELL-O
The horses whined as they crossed the waters of the Rio Bravo. Their riders- a mighty strange
group of fellas. Some was good. Some was bad. And some…...
Well, they was just plain UGLY. But they all had something in common; They was thirsty…
but not for water, mind you, nor for whisky!
Once in Mexico the men let out loud YEE-HAWS while waiving their cowboy hats in the air
and continued their ride south, lifting clouds of brown dust as they galloped all the way to
It was a crowded place that there little cantina, and Juanita, a dark haired, big eyed, chubby woman
in her fifties that always wore bright yellow dresses and matching earrings, was the proud owner.
No liquor was served, just her palate-pleasing specialty- SOUTH OF THE BORDER JELL-O.
And in a land of blazing sun her refreshing after grub dessert was very welcomed by the rowdy
men that turned into little boys when Juanita, with a big smile, served it in pretty margarita glasses.
Ah, yes! They liked pretty.
So every day Juanita made
huge batches of sparkly
pineapple Jell-o for her
good, bad, and ugly boys.
Then added cans
of sweet tasting pineapple.
And in big barrels she would
mix her secret ingredients:
sour cream and condensed milk!
She cut limes in wedges and passed them around the rim of tall margarita glasses. Immediately,
Juanita would dip them in sweet sugar to give her dessert an extra loving touch. And finally she would
fill the glasses with her golden, refreshing mix and decorate it with slices of lime and lemon. Now, I
ask ya, what man could resist that on a hot summer day? I reckon none.
That there cool and scrumptious
South of the Border Jell-o
at Juanita’s Cantina
was worth a galloping for!!!
Wouldn’t you a hurry too?
*It's been a while since I posted an update on my book FOOD STORIES. Although very anxious to publish... I confess I need help. With so much information on the internet I end up dizzy, and it's as if self publishing is the easy way out. However, that is not an option for me, because it's so expensive. Some of the publishers that have contacted me, actually just want to lure me into paying for their advice/editing/etc. A few days ago, I thought Kickstarter, where people fund your project, might work... but I would have to be in the States to receive and ship my orders. That might complicate my situation since I have to leave to Spain. So.... I am guessing, that what I need is an agent. An agent would take care of everything, right? I just want to hand it to someone and let them handle it. Umm... does anyone know if I should copyright it first. I have read for hours on this matter and some sites say yes, other no. Ugh.
Publishing a book is certainly not as easy as one sees in the movies; Especially for a clueless person like me! But this week I am determined to get going with it... there has to be a way! I want to publish!!!
Meantime, and until that happens I decided to "self publish" one of my shorter stories here. It looks nicer in the book though!
I hope you enjoyed it!