Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Friend Makin' Mondays on a Wednesday night.

I'm a tad late here. We were funny enough, traveling to NYC to visit family and get the Mom-ster who came from the Homeland to visit again. I was so happy to see my little man did not forget about her and was very excited saying "Hip hip Hooray" when she arrived.

I love our NYC family, they always make us feel so welcome, we shared an awesome "Churrasco" dinner with the Hubs Sister and Cousin and the kiddos got to play. Today is the first day of Lent and we so accordingly made a dessert that has many things: raisins, milk, cloves, cinnamon, sugar, sweet potatoes AND....RED BEANS! It is absolutely magnificent (just imagine going to a Japanese restaurant-they usually have red beans ice cream).

Above is an image in the pot we make them- I actually have two one super large and a medium one, below is the end result. Recipe can be found @ La cocina Dominicana

pic from Sazon al punto

Lent is very important to us and we try to the best of our abilities to keep with tradition, we have no meats on Wednesdays and Fridays either. I'm very happy my Mom-ster is here to share this with us, and to teach me a few dishes I want to perfect. Next on the agenda is Stuffed cabbage!

So onto other-late related things: here is this weeks FMM:

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: Travel

  1. Where did your most recent trip take you? NYC within the US, abroad it was to the Caribbean.
  2. Is there a place that you’d like to visit that you haven’t yet? If so, where? Too many! But we have plans to visit London, Spain and Ireland in the future.
  3. Do you travel lightly, or do you cram as much into your luggage as possible? We always go to a little under the 50lbs limit, we have to since we travel with kiddos.
  4. Do your eating and exercise habits change when you travel? If so, how? Yes, we do try to eat stuff we don't get home as often, we also get invited to dinner and life is way too short for us not to enjoy all of it. We do, however, walk a LOT more when we are away and use the car less.
  5. Tell us about a place you’ve been that you’d like to go back to. Definitely New Orleans. I dream of living there one day, it is just the most beautiful city I've ever seen.
  6. Do you prefer to travel at a certain time of year? Nope, we go whenever we can afford it.
  7. If you had to choose, would you go to the beach or the mountains? I have to say the beach since is where we do go more often.
  8. Have you ever needed a passport to travel? Yes, all of us have Passports.
  9. Do you collect anything in your travels? Memories! LOL, not really but we always bring something that reminds us of those places: key chain, bottle opener, a Mardi Grass mask.
  10. Where do you plan to go next? New York a few more times, then hopefully the Motherland in the Caribbean.

Now is off to my Motherly duties, the Hubs is working super late today. I'm looking forward to a week making yummy dishes and more shopping with the Mom-ster.

Over & out

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