Crossing the border was actually pretty easy again. The one issue we had was that we ended up in a broken, nothing-to-declare lane. They had put a police truck at the far end of the lane to block it, but I didn’t look that far ahead (I was too busy trying to read the Spanish signs). So, we had to back up out of the lane and go into the next one. Strangely enough, the offices for paperwork (to get your tourist card and your temporary import permit for your vehicle) were not located at the crossing, but 21 kilometers (13 miles) father south. The good part about that is there is plenty of parking, unlike in Tecate, when we had to drive for 5 minutes to find a spot 1 mile away. The agents there made it easy as well, walking us through the entire process. Only downside was that they put the temporary import sticker right in the middle of the windshield, so it is constantly in Jonathan’s line of view.
On another note, the morning that we crossed the border, I got ambitious and decided to make sweet potato pancakes for breakfast. Mostly so that I could get rid of the last of my fruits and vegetables before we crossed. I used my new steamer basket and handheld beater to prepare my sweet potato puree. They worked wonderfully. Hardest part was trying to get my skillet to the right temperature. The pancakes weren’t the best I have ever made, but they were pretty good.
That evening, I was ambitious again and tried to make stuffed bell peppers. My filling of rice, black beans, and mozzarella cheese was very tasty. I cooked the pepper in the oven on my silicone bakeware. They turned out fine, except I felt that it needed some seasoning. Maybe next time I will add spray some oil and add some salt when baking it.
I do need help with recipes!! While in Mexico, I can only think of Mexican dishes… :/ This is fine for me, but Jonathan isn’t a huge fan of Mexican all the time. And, even I need variety. So, please, please, please! Send me some recipes. Low in dairy products (minus butter) is preferred as it can get expensive or hard to find in Latin America.