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No Updates Thursday

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I spent too much time cooking tamales Wednesday night and ran out of energy to do updates. I made some roasted corn tamales with a mole sauce and layered black bean puree and banana puree tamales with a coconut sauce. Ann was very pleased with the results.


These have just been steamed.


The tamale on the left is the roasted corn and the one on the right is the layered blackbean/banana tamale (slightly sweet).

On another note, I was answering a reader’s question when I ran across this really cool car for sale, a former Texaco Courtesy car. I thought it was so neat that I wanted to share it. I don’t know anything about these or if the price is reasonable or not ($3750). It’s in Glyndon, MN.





5 Comments on “No Updates Thursday

  1. Colin Peabody

    Its a 53 Chevy. The 54 had very sharp grille teeth, the grille extended around the side of the front fenders, the headlight doors protruded around the headlights and the taillights had chrome around the lens with a point at the top, same as those used on the 55-56-57 Cameo pickups. The engines in the 54 became 235 cubic inches up from the 216 of the 53 models and had full pressure oiling systems.

    These were cool wagons. I took my drivers license test in my mom’s 49 Chevy wagon on my birthday in 1960. Same basic body style, but the 49 only had one taillight mounted on the tailgate, just like a Jeep wagon! Pontiacs shared the same body on the station wagons back then. My dad traded off this wagon for a 54 Chevy BelAir for my mom to drive and when I graduated from High School, I bought that car from them.

  2. Steve E.

    I’ve heard these called “tin woodies”. I think ’49 was the last real wood used on Chevy’s, and ’50’s and up were tin woodies. My neighbor had a ’50 Chevy wagon and painted it with a fake wood grain. (I can’t say the word faux, lol.) He also painted a ’53 Willys Wagon he got from me with the same wood grain tools. I didn’t like it at first, then it grew on me. I’m starting to like fake wood grain in my old age.

    Great story, Colin.


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