|Local homegrown produce, except for the onion and garlic. I would have purchased local, but they were out. Hopefully that means a lot of participants in the challenge!|
June 30, 2016
June 29, 2016
|Yummy and hot out of the oven|
June 28, 2016
|Simple yummy and local tacos, delish!|
June 27, 2016
|There was a how many anchors do you have on contest. I didn't win ;(|
|We had the people in Orlando in our heats the whole time.|
|We had a lot of wedge salads...|
|And a lot of desserts|
|I got to catch up with one of my Austin gals, who I had not seen in 3 years!|
|We all had chairs with our chapter on it.|
|Taking a pic here was quite the hit!|
|We got to vote on things with this cool clicker.|
|We had gifts on our chair at dinners!|
OOh look, it is NOT a wedge!
|This was only the fifth time this has ever happened!|
|The awesome whistling recipient. Her "Anchor Man" came and surprised her. |
She thought he was fishing!
|There was a display from the archives everyday.|
|I need this shirt!|
|The signature drink, the Myth. That's cotton candy.|
|I had to take this out the window, we were busy the whole time and not much outside time!|
|The Garden of Giving. We raised over $100,000 while we were there for our Foundation. Region 3 (that's my region!) won by a landslide!|
We had some great speakers. This was a panel of DG's that had made it to the top of their professions. Lots of talk of work life balance, discrimination and getting what you want out of life.
There was also speakers on domestic violence and sexual assault, both were eye opening. It was such a magical experience and I cannot wait to go back. I am so fired up and ready to go kick off my presidency with some new ideas and vigor!
Were you in a sorority? Are you involved as an alumna? Do you know how to get involved? You should if not, it is such a rewarding empowering experience. We aren't just for drinking and parties!
Have a great Monday!
June 22, 2016
|Looking pretty good! I love roasted tomatoes so much!|
June 21, 2016
|Simple, and for the most part local cast.|
June 20, 2016
|It took a few tries to get it right for my first student.|
|Sourdough bread and Morning Buns! Thank you Dan!|
Friday night was a surprise party for my friend's husband. He was surprised because his birthday is not for another month! We cooked out and played in the pool. Her parents' house is so fun. And her mom wants me to help her start a blog! #payitforward
|Things I learned this weekend, dip fish in mustard before the batter. Profit. Holy cow so good!|
|Louisiana Saturday Night!|
|We had some freshly shucked oysters too.|
|Which we grilled with garlic butter and cheese!|
|We partied until 2 am. This is probably why!|
Saturday I had me niece's dance review. A new item on my bucket list is to tap dance in a sparkly flapper dress to a Beyonce song. I wanted to get back up there so bad. And then I remembered how old I was. I did take adult classes a few years ago and it was so fun!
I had a nice lunch of Mexican food with my momma and then decided to have a night in. It was very productive. I tried out some VoxBox and Box of Style hair products, had a marathon of Veep and made 6 batches of pizza dough for my upcoming family vacation. We are making our own pizzas on my cooking night. You can find my dough recipe here. Please ignore how bad that old post looks!
I love the science of yeast and dough making!
Sunday we went to my grandparents' house on the Northshore for Father's Day. My great uncle had caught some big redfish and my grandma made redfish courtbouillon. Oh my it was good!
|That's a big fish!|
|This is the bone! Quite the fish! I just love my grandma!|
June 17, 2016
June 16, 2016
|All ready to serve!|
June 15, 2016
|How you doing?|
June 14, 2016
|All assembled and looking pretty. If only I had sprayed first!|
June 13, 2016
I am linking up with meal planning Monday with Southern Plate and Southern Bite!
I did some music, food and fun this weekend.
And the rest of this is blank in mourning of the lovely people that were taken too early in Orlando. I have no words and if I did I would be banned from the internet. Love, Peace and Namaste be with you, food and jk livin to return tomorrow. Love everyone and leave them better than you found them please.
Happy cooking with extra hugs-
June 10, 2016
I am going to see St. Lucia Saturday night with my music besties! I cannot wait. Have you heard of them. The above song is my current fave of theirs.
June 9, 2016
|Simple simple cast. I will tell you about the chicken later...|
|Here is whole garlic.|
|And now you have chopped garlic!|
|I had a hard time getting it out of the peel in one piece clearly!|
|Cut it into rounds. Doesn't that look just like a banana?|
|Mix the water and the garlic.|
|Chop up an onion for the beans|
|And get it real nice and browned.|
|Mix the black beans, onion and some chicken broth. Resist the urge to add spice.|
|Fry the plantains on one side.|
|The attempt to flip them over evenly and without splashing yourself. #guilty|
|Take them out and let them cool to the touch. I mean it. Then whack 'em good with a spoon like you are hitting someone mean.|
|Give them a good dip in the garlic water. Drain them on a paper towel. Resist urge to fry up the garlic. Puerto Rican food isn't Cajun food!|
|Put em back to fry a few minutes to get them nice and brown.|
|And there you have it! So delicious! I can't believe I missed that errant bean.|
1-2 cups oil for frying
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup water
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