Lo siguiente es un extracto del cuento “Eat Live, Eat Die” (del capítulo dos) de mi próximo libro “Cuentos Breves en Inglés“, que contará con cuentos en “inglés americano real”.
These were the kinds of things that Rudy remembered.
It was difficult to believe that 30 years had already passed by since that day with his buddies.
Rudy had grown up surviving on sugar and bacon grease.
Each day he had with his mom was a day with yummy goodies and plenty of them.
His favorite days were Fridays, when he would come home from school and find his mom in the hot kitchen pulling out a batch of homemade cookies.
Boy, those cookies were good, too!
Chocolate chip, sugar cookies, pumpkin cookies, you name it.
But his favorite… Ah, those were the ones…
The peanut butter cookies. They were the best.
Rudy remembered getting his hand slapped when he tried to sneak a taste of the cookies as his mom placed the dark-coated pan on the top of the stove.
Rudy tried anyway.
The cookies were steaming hot, but that’s why he had his fork ready.
All he needed was a piece.
Just a little piece.
As soon as Mom turned around, it was on!
He attacked the cookie as though he was killing a snake with a shovel.
By the time Mom turned back around, there was half a cookie missing and Rudy was taking a drink of his freshly poured milk.
Yes, indeed. Mom was the best.
And before she released the peanut butter cookies, they sat down to eat their dinner.
Fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers and…
…and the tacos. The homemade tacos.
These weren’t your typical crispy shells bought in the store, filled with ground beef, drained and seasoned with a packet of “Taco Seasoning”.
Nope. Not these.
His mom would get a corn tortilla, cover half of it with ground beef and fry it, fold it in half after about 10 seconds of it floating in the hot, spattering, vegetable oil.
Nothing like homemade yummy goodness!
|Bacon grease||Grasa de tocino|
|Yummy goodies||Manjares culinarios, comidas deliciosas|
|Plenty of them||En abundancia|
|To pull out||Sacar|
|A batch of homemade cookies||Una hornada de galletas caseras|
|Chocolate chip cookies||Galletas con (chispas de) chocolate|
|Sugar cookies||Galletas de azúcar|
|Pumpkin cookies||Galletas de calabaza|
|You name it||Por mencionar algunos|
|Getting his hand slapped||Que le golpeó la mano|
|Tried to sneak a taste||Intentaba probar (sin que su mamá supiera)|
|Didn’t matter||No importaba|
|Steaming hot||Muy caliente (le sale vapor)|
|It was on!||!Ya empezó la lucha!|
|A snake||Una serpiente|
|A shovel||Una pala|
|There was half a cookie missing||Le faltaba la mitad de la galleta|
|Fried chicken||Pollo frito|
|The homemade tacos||Los tacos caseros|
|Crispy shells||Tortillas fritas crujientes/crocantes|
|Filled with||Rellenos con|
|Ground beef||Carne de res molida|
|Taco seasoning||Sazonador para tacos|
|Vegetable oil||Aceite vegetal|