I tried to make my grandma’s famous arroz con salchichas or rice and sausages. It’s always been famous to me because it’s my favorite, but Her famous dish is actually her flan. I don’t like flan but from what I hear, she makes a really good one. My grandma is a great cook and almost … Continue reading Trying to imitate grandma’s cooking
Now that I’ve had a lot of time on my hands, I have spent a little more time cooking. I made things I already know how to make, like brownies and I tried new things, like mofongo. I made mofongo twice and I still think I need more practice. It wasn’t bad, I ate it, … Continue reading Homemade Piña Colada
Since we’ve been in quarantine I have been cooking more that I usually do, nothing complicated but I am using my kitchen a lot more. I never make anything from scratch, the most complicated thing I make is rice and beans. But since we’re in quarantine I have a lot of time to cook and … Continue reading When in quarantine, make mofongo
So I’m not really sure how long this social distancing has been because I don’t know when I should have started counting. Was it Sunday or Monday? It doesn’t really matter anyway because it doesn’t change the fact that we can’t go out. I’m not complaining about this, I actually think it has been good … Continue reading Social distancing day 3 or 4
It's Christmas! It's finally here, the happiest season of the year! There's lights, music, parties, family, friends, and food, a lot of food. But there is also pressure to be at all the parties, to host some of them, to make or bring food, to give presents, to talk to everyone at the party and … Continue reading How to survive and enjoy the holiday season
Happy Thanksgiving! Well, it's finally here, the day that marks the beginning of Christmas, my favorite time of year. I started early but now it's official, now it's officially the happiest time of the year and we can all be jolly. There's lights everywhere, there's lights, music, friends, family and food, very good food. Today … Continue reading Another Happy Thanksgiving!
This weekend I had a new project for my apartment. I didn't think anyone would be in the mood to help me set it up on Saturday night when I brought the kitchen island home, but my stepdad, who I won't name because he doesn't want me to talk about him on my blog, was … Continue reading My new kitchen island
I came home from work very hungry and wanted to cook something quickly, so I decided to go with shrimp and french fries. I usually just put these in the oven and toaster oven and they're done in less than 20 minutes; it's very easy and that's just what I wanted. The only problem was … Continue reading When the smoke detector goes off
This morning I woke up earlier than usual, even though I had a long day at work because today I had an appointment with my neurologist. It was just a routine checkup, to let him know how everything is going and of course I was very proud to tell him that, if everything keeps going … Continue reading Almost there!
Happy belated Thanksgiving everybody! I hope you all had a nice day with your family, friends and/or loved ones. As I had mentioned in a previous post, my parents were hosting Thanksgiving, which meant I would have to host too and officially welcome people into my new apartment. I did everything I could to keep … Continue reading Our first Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is only a week away, and that makes me nervous this year. My parents are hosting Thanksgiving this year, that means I will also welcome the family in my new apartment and that is just a little nerve-racking. I have only had a few visitors here and three of them were impressed because they … Continue reading Thanksgiving week
A few weeks ago, during a trip to Home Depot, we bought the kitchen cabinet handles for my kitchen. Between our busy life during the week and one thing or another during weekends, we really didn't have time to put them on the doors. I did have time to unscrew a door and screw it … Continue reading We’re still decorating
Remember the day I made mofongo? It was a year ago today, in my aunt's house and I was so happy, not only because I learned how to make something new, but because it was actually good. It wasn't that difficult but my aunt was there, telling me exactly what I had to do. Well … Continue reading The day I made picadillo
I have been waiting a long time, since I moved in about a month ago, to bake something in my new oven. I had the idea that when I got my own oven the fist thing I was going to bake was brownies. I like brownies and I like making brownies so, why not? But … Continue reading Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies
After a very long day yesterday, I have been tired all day, since this morning when I took my medicine at 8 am and went right back to sleep for 2 hours and a half. I was tired last night when I came home and I've been tired all day. Because of this I was … Continue reading Live, laugh and forget you’re tired