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Holy Sundae

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Ahhh! Enjoyed an amazing in-room massage by Lydia Safina…

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…then snacked on what was left of the fruit platter – had to use tongs/washcloth because there was no silverware in the room!

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Refreshed, Abe and I took a breathtaking drive to Chimayo…

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…where we visited El Santuario de Chimayo, a Roman Catholic church…

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…famous for its healing, holy dirt.

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They also have a place to eat!

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Was beyond excited to see Frito Pie, which my friend Corita described as “Food of the Gods.”

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Apparently this stuff was invented just down the street from my hotel, but Leona’s Restaurante had a vegetarian version.

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So Abe got a few bites…

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…but most of this baby was mine.

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The only thing left on my Santa Fe food bucket list was Sopaipillas – unfortunately, I wasn’t hungry enough to wait an hour at all the restaurants nearby. And really, all I wanted was dessert.

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On the walk over to the ice cream place, I saw that The Plaza Cafe had them, and look!!! Just look!!!

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A miracle.

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We also ordered and shared the Caramel Apple-Pecan Pie…

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…which was not too shabby, either!

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But back to our sundae – we both went gaga over these fried pillows of dough. Not quite as sweet as a donut, but the ice cream/whipped cream/syrup took care of that…

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…those toppings came in handy for the pie crust as well!

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Between my massage, the church, the drive, and all the food, I definitely saw God today.

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  • http://www.cksmetalart.blogspot.com Cindy

    Frito Pie is required roller rink and bowling alley food in Texas. I can’t believe you had this AND a sopapilla all in one day. Two of my favorites.

  • http://www.cksmetalart.blogspot.com Cindy

    Congrats to you and Abe on your ten years plus six together anniversary. I would say he has done a stellar job planning this trip.

    Nice to catch up with you today. I’ve been under a rock since my appendectomy last week. Missed my daily dose of The Actors Diet.

  • Alissa

    Incidentally, the plaza cafe also has good salads…I always get the one that has apples, avocados, green chile, and a bunch of other stuff…not that I would have chosen that over a sopaipilla sundae, though ;)
    AND you went to Chimayo…so cool! Way to go, Abe :)

  • Maureen Suttman

    Holy smokes–jackpot score on the desserts. The sopaipilla-sundae-miracle cracked me up! YUMMY!! Love, love, LOVE, New Mexico food!