• 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
• 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded thin
• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 6 slices bacon, chopped
• 2 onions, chopped
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 6 dates, pitted and chopped
• 2 cups chicken stock
• 2 teaspoons chili powder
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• salt and pepper to taste
• dried thyme to taste
1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Dredge chicken in flour to evenly coat. Brown chicken in the skillet about 2 minutes on each side.
2. Set aside chicken, and heat remaining olive oil in the skillet. Mix in bacon, onions, and garlic, and cook until onions are tender and bacon is evenly brown. Mix in dates. Pour in the chicken stock, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes.
3. Return chicken to skillet. Season with chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and thyme. Cover, and continue cooking 15 minutes over low heat, or until chicken juices run clear.
Las Ventas Bull-ring
Bullfighting is a very popular tradition in Spain, especially in Madrid.
The best places to see a "corrida" is here and in Sevilla at "Maestranza"
Again if you think bullfighting is cruel
or you do not like it...
you do not have to go.....
but let other countries
to keep their uses....
I am spanish
I do not like bullfighting
But I understnad it as part of a culture ...
Many people travel to distant places to have the blast of their lives. Madrid is a clasic example of that.
Good times have to do with good company. I wanted to include this picture because it's one of those few moments of true hapiness. I acknowledge it's a terrible picture of myself ( excuse me, I had only slept 9h in the past 3 days). But despite the looks (or lack of them), and the venue (the joy), I was with such wonderful people, and that my friends, makes the difference.
Cool shopping in Chueca
I found a cool white lamp as a slowly rotating globe (earth) in an home furnishing shop in Chueca...and as a bonus I got to see famous actress Antonia San Juan (All about my mother) standing at the counter buying something :)
"SALSA" DISCOS: PALACIO DE GAVIRIA
this wellknown disco is not strictly a salsa disco, but it has a special session on wednesdays , mainly dadicated to latin rythms. this place is an old palace, that has been renovated. high ceilins with paintings on them, old furniture and paintings ... wood floors ... in the main room called "salon de los espejos"(mirrors hall) the music is a mix of latin pop in the first two hours, and salsa, merengue , bachata the rest of the night. thrte is a smaller room with tango-milonga
if you want to change for a while there are 2 others halls with different music, one with techno, and the other with funky, hiphop ...
refreshments are expensive in this place compared to others in madrid. coke is 7?
latin session open wednesdays 23.00 to 3.30
cover 9? with one drink
adress: arenal, 9. metro sol or opera no special dress code required, but it lloks nice to dress up a bit, u are in a palace!!!