Saturday, August 19, 2006

In Search of a Cactus-Shaped Dorito

In the pre-child days, we used to have dinner regularly at Chevy's, where we'd order a chicken quesadilla for me and steak fajitas for SwingDaddy. Yeah, not really exotic, but it was a quick meal, close to our house.

The elaborate plate of fajitas included a dollop of corn pudding decorated with a cactus-shaped, orange-colored tortilla chip. Halfway through each meal, I'd beg SwingDaddy for the cactus Dorito.

"It's not a Dorito, but you can have it."

I'd crunch the chip. Sure enough, it might have been orange, but it was just a plain tortilla chip, sadly not a Dorito. For years, I had a fascination with this cactus. Maybe next time, it will be a Dorito! But it never was.

A few weeks ago, Q was in a pretty good mood, so we headed over to the restaurant with Nanny K, who was visiting that evening. SwingDaddy ordered the steak fajitas and I was so excited that this time, it might come with a cactus shaped Dorito!

Observe the corn pudding on the meal in the photo. There is distinctly no cactus-shaped Dorito, or in fact anything, embedded in it. I checked with our waiter, and it turns out that since the last time we visited, they'd discontinued the chip decoration.

We're going to have to have a little talk with Frito-Lay.


mothergoosemouse said...

No! They don't have those anymore? That's what I remember best about Chevy's. Dammit.

Andrew's mommy said...

That stinks! Maybe we should start a petition to bring back the cactus, but in dorito form. But we could never all agree on the dorito flavor. I guess we would have to settle on the original fluorescent orange cheesy dorito.

At least they still serve the corn goopy stuff. That is my favorite part!

Momma to LG said...

I found out you can buy the corn stuff at Albertsons!!

Lady M said...

I'm so glad to hear that I'm not alone in missing the cactus. :)