Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

Day 026 – August 17, 2011

Foreign” is the theme this week from WordPress and their Weekly Photo Challenge.

Living as we do in Peru, this is a slam-dunk of a no-brainer of a dope-slap of a challenge. From Machu Picchu to Cusco to Iquitos to Laguna Huacachina to Lima, my digital shoebox is full of photos from this foreign (okay, foreign to me) country.

So it was only natural with all the foreign-ness around me, that my answer to this challenge would be about cooking.

For reasons not important to this particular tale, I was charged with creating the night’s dinner.

My selection for the evening repast would be beef chili. As you can surmise, one of the main ingredients for this meal is ground beef. I made the quick walk over to our local grocery store to pick up the meaty party of the dinner in addition to all of the vegetables.

At the butcher section of the store, I did not see the trays of ground beef laid out in patties or rectangles that I was accustomed to seeing when shopping in the States.

No, this is what I was given when I asked for half a kilogram of ground beef.

Meat in pan

It’s a sea anemone of ground beef

My apologies if this configuration of meat is familiar to those of you in my reading audience, but I have never seen ground beef in this shape before so it is most definitely foreign to me.

To finish off this story, the family was less than enamored with my chili-ish creation. I may have overcooked the carrots and undercooked the onions, but I gave it the old college try.

At least I have lunch for tomorrow.

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About sinpolaris

Xavier Humes is the psuedonym of an American living in Lima, Peru, with his wife and family. That's about all's ya need to know concerning me...except to enjoy the posts.

Posted on October 28, 2012, in Peru, Photography and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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