easter. again. :-(

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you may not know but i live fairly close to the POP prison. just moments ago i was making dinner when i heard people shouting outsize.
went to check it out - small moto accident. both parties were ok so they started a fight.
as you can imagine within seconds they were surrounded by cheering crowds. i took my eyes off them for a moment and next thing i know everyone is running and screaming, mothers holding children in their arms. some young bloke was running down the street shooting a gun. she fired couple of times then jumped into the back of the pasola and drove off.
darn. semana santa in POP: too much time off work, too much presidente and brugal and too many guns.
now i am reluctant to walk the dog :ermm:
 

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Here in America we have sports boxes in the bars enabling one to bet on various outcomes of the game of the day.If any ex pats own a bar why not sell boxes based on the Samana Santa death count?Make a buck off these ****heads who are hell-bent on killing themselves every year!
 

dv8

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i doubt that your idea would be appreciated by most dr1ers but i appeals to my sick sense of humour :)
 

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Im sure things would be a lot calmer if people could get their hands on some cadburys cream eggs
 

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How about the concept of really doing what you are supposed to do In Semana Santa? Go to church or just stay home with your family and friends, and making habichuelas con dulce and a vegetarian meal, how about that concept?
 

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thats what seems to be going on here - streets are deserted apart from the flag wavers - what are they for by the way , is it an attempt to slow traffic
 

dv8

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How about the concept of really doing what you are supposed to do In Semana Santa? Go to church or just stay home with your family and friends, and making habichuelas con dulce and a vegetarian meal, how about that concept?

i am not sure that was directed to me since i had meat for dinner followed by home made frappuccino as i would prefer to bite off my leg than take a spoon of habichuelas con dulce. on the other hand i am at home and so is my family. sadly those two places are thousands of miles apart.
after yesterday's events it is pretty quiet here today, blissfully no music apart from the loud ear-drum shattering howling of my vecino, i suppose it it her take on dominican idol.
 

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Why is that foreigners hate Habichuelas con Dulce, it seems like only we Dominicans enjoy it.

dv8 do you live in a good area of POP? because that scenario that you described is more likely to happen in a barrio.
 

ExtremeR

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Isnt that called "wishful thinking"??;)

"Flag Wavers" or Defensa Civil does work, I remember a past easter I was going to Nagua from Bavaro, so I had to go through Santo Domingo (7 hours in the road easy) and all the way the Defensa Civil guys were slowing me down ( I was going quite fast due to the looong trip). I find that helpful in the event of a collision, is better to crash at 40 MPH than at 100 MPH.
 

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Why is that foreigners hate Habichuelas con Dulce, it seems like only we Dominicans enjoy it.

For me, habichuelas are "savoury" and my preference is to eat them with rice...I too will pass on the "dulce".:paranoid:.
 

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Why is that foreigners hate Habichuelas con Dulce, it seems like only we Dominicans enjoy it.

For me, habichuelas are "savoury" and my preference is to eat them with rice...I too will pass on the "dulce".:paranoid:.

In my country we also cook sweet beans sometimes (boiled with sugar and butter) - as a filling for pirogi (baked dough dumplings stuffed with various kinds of stuffing). This is the only way I ever tried sweetened beans.
 

dv8

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Why is that foreigners hate Habichuelas con Dulce, it seems like only we Dominicans enjoy it.
dv8 do you live in a good area of POP? because that scenario that you described is more likely to happen in a barrio.

i rush to say that i love habichuelas in general and much to the surprise of my dominican family i eat it poured over potatoes, mangu and yuka (i do not eat rice).
as a temporary measure i do indeed live on the edge of a barrio. we will move out in a matter of weeks. what a bliss. i can deal with the shooting - our neighbour shoots every night in a general direction of his own car stopping all attempts of a theft. my main issue is drugs and noise. i do not take the first or produce the latter but my next door idol hopeful does both.
 

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I have no problem with sweet beans, it's the leche Carnation I object to. Yuk.
My friend made them with normal milk and they were sublime.
 

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i think its the texture - kind of pasty - and you can't even politely pretend to like it or you will get twice as much next time!!! :)
 

Alyonka

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It is kind of hard for me to imagine sweet beans cooked with Carnation milk. :ninja: I can't even think of why milk is needed for cooking beans.:confused: Has anyone ever researched origins of this dish? Where and how did Dominicans get this idea?
 

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It is kind of hard for me to imagine sweet beans cooked with Carnation milk. :ninja: I can't even think of why milk is needed for cooking beans.:confused: Has anyone ever researched origins of this dish? Where and how did Dominicans get this idea?

It tastes delicious for us Dominicans, and that's what count. ;)
 

Ezequiel

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What does habichuelas con dulce have to do with the original post?

What does living next to the PP prison have to do with the rest of the OP's story?

The title of the thread is "Easter again". Easter in the DR without "Habichuelas con dulce" is not Easter.

Easter=Habichuelas con dulce in the DR.
 
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The title of the thread is "Easter again". Easter in the DR without "Habichuelas con dulce" is not Easter.

Easter=Habichuelas con dulce in the DR.

Thank you. I love habichuelas con dulce. That is why I love Easter. And I am Dominican (no surprise there since I like habichuelas con dulce). ha haha ha