Let's play Mexican Train!
The object of the game is for a player to play all the dominoes from his or her hand onto one or more tracks emanating from a central hub or "station", matching the number on one end of the domino with the number on the last piece played on a track. If you can't play, you draw from the remaining train yard of domines on each turn, until you can play , making getting rid of all your domines (the goal) a challenge. If you can't play on your "track" (which is private until you can't play on it) you put your train out at the end of it, showing it's no longer a private train and other players can play on your now public track. When you can play on it, your track and train goes private again. There's a few other rules, but that's the basics of it. Two can play or more. I have a set that plays four easily with "double twelves" making for a lot of numbers to keep track of in your head.
Usually Partner and I are on level playing fields with games. Not tonight.
A representation of my first game
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The recipe appears detailed but it's very easy and almost impossible to mess up. Layered with tortillas instead of lasagna noodles, roasted corn (I got lazy and used Trader Joe's frozen roasted corn) and lots of pre-shredded cheese and beef in a sauce spiced with homemade enchilada sauce, it's easy. All you have to do really is whip up the sauce, cook the beef and assemble. You can even make it ahead of time, just heat it an extra 10 minutes.
Stone Ground Corn Muffins and you'll be all set.
If you haven't played the Mexican Train Dominoes game, give it a try. If you are looking for something for supper, this is a meal you can't derail.