BYU Football players and coaches love Mexican Food. Even though many of them frequent Milagros Mexican food restaurant in Orem, they loved to be served on their own turf.
This fall, during training, Jackson and I catered several meals to the BYU football players and coaches.
I’ve always been a huge fan of BYU, and it’s always a great experience for me to be in the mix on a more personal level than just being in an apron at Milagros or on the BYU “Chain Gang”.
Boy, those big guys can pack it away. The first time around, there wasn’t much left for the coaches… who were the last in line. We learned quickly that it would be double fare for these guys.
At Bronco Mendenhall’s request, every Thursday… we pack it up and head on down to the BYU campus at lunch time… where super hungry football coaches wait to eat the best Mexican Food in Utah. Their individual requests span a huge variety from our menu. They order every thing from Burritos (We’ve named a special one for Bronco), to Barry’s Pollo Fundido, Beef and Chicken Chimichangas, Chicken Salad, Seafood Enchiladas… to a half rack of Baby Backs Hermosillo.
Just offer 12 year old young men an opportunity to have a Mexican Food eating contest and immediately all stomachs are on board. “And, you want us to do what?”
A little background information is necessary here.
I have the privilege of teaching the 12 year old young men at my church. There are 15 of them. My son Jackson Danger is part of the gang, which make my duties more enjoyable and rewarding.
I persistently challenge them to care and watch out for each other, not only at church, but at school and social events. I also encourage them to prepare for missions.
LDS young men can go on a mission for the church at the age of 18-19. For 2 years they teach the gospel worldwide at their own expense.
Part of their preparation is to read their scriptures frequently, preferably on a daily basis. The group talks big about reading their scriptures every day, but like many goals, they slip by the wayside after a few days or weeks.
I told them if they would take their daily scripture seriously, we would have a “Quesadilla” party every six months. To make this event a little more exciting, I bet, between them all, they could not eat 50 Quesadillas.