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A First–Goat Meat!

It was a Spanish Ladies Conference that I attended yesterday and today, and it was hosted by a church in Santa Ana, and all the services were held there. I believe it was a group from the host church that prepared and served food after the evening service yesterday. I also had been invited to a leader’s reception in one of the suites at the hotel, so what could a polite girl do except eat at both places. Actually, by the time we leaders and speakers were free to eat, most of the church food was gone, so it eased the awkward situation a little. But I wanted some of the food they had cooked, so they dug around and filled me a plate…of…guess what! Goat! I had never eaten goat meat, and when I heard that is what they had prepared I wanted a taste of it.

The dish was called Birria, I believe, and I think its name describes a particular recipe for goat: it was cooked in a dark, savory sauce. Although he spoke English, the gentleman who cooked had a heavy accent and I had difficulty understanding him. As I understand it, the dish is prevalent in the Jalisco area of Mexico.

At the hotel, someone heated up my goat meat, I offered it around, but there were no takers, so I ate it all myself. It was delicious.

Sunday morning edit—a link to Birria preparation.

Second Sunday morning edit—a link to a picture of Birria.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

4 replies on “A First–Goat Meat!”

Carol, not sure if my goat was a nanny or a billy. Horse, Misslion? Not sure about that. Glad you tried it, but I’m not surprised you didn’t like it.
Helen, there was never any problem with eating the food that was served by the church; the challenge was attending two functions at the same time. But everything worked out wonderfully. Mexican food is some of the finest in the world, absolutely scrumptious. Hispanic people are beautiful, humble and very dear to me—some of the finest people I have ever met.


Good for you to even try it. I try *everything* once. I had horse once given to me by a French Chef. I didn’t like it, though! 🙄


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