Friday, March 25, 2011

The Glitz

These are the things that keep us coming back.

The Nonesuch Kiss - Jamocha Ice Cream, whipped cream, merengue, hot fudge, and almond slivers.
The details. This is a light in the bathroom....Above this are 4 or 5 different Murano Glass Chandeliers.
Mirrors everywhere and faux paint treatments....Excellently refinished.
Would you guess this used to be a school cafeteria?


Just in case you forgot....

I have a really cute baby.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011


On Fat Tuesday I made some seafood gumbo. Maybe I am patting myself on the back a little much, but it was good. I didn't really use a recipe so below is the basic info.

-4 celery stalks
-1/2 white onion
-3 cloves of garlic or 2 teaspoons of the minced kind in a jar
-3 veggie bullion cubes and 6 cups of water or 5 cups of veggie broth from a can and a cup of water (the canned stuff is super salty)
-5 okra fresh
-2 cans of diced tomatoes
-fish of choice *or chicken and sausage*
-salt, pepper, file, cayenne, cajun seasoning ... to taste
-Brown Rice

Make a Rue. Flour and Olive oil. 50/50 stir stir stir until it's caramel colored.
If you can hack it (I totally can, ha) saute garlic, celery, and onions. Once the rue is ready and the veggies have sweated, add them in.
Add 6 cups of veggie broth, 2 cans of diced tomatoes with juice. Add 5 fresh okra chopped into thin disks.
In the oven on high broil add 2 filets of tilapia, flounder, and tuna (or whatever fish floats your boat). Broil on high for 8 minutes.
In a small pan (you can use the same one as your veggies) add shrimp. I used a medium shirmp, probably 30 or so. Cook them with some lemon pepper seasoning (fresh lemon would rock...but I didn't have any).
Pull the fish and shrimp and mix into the gumbo.
Add file, salt/pepper, red pepper flake, and cayenne pepper to taste.
Serve over rice. We used Brown.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Right Now

I am on the couch, showered but not out of my pajamas.

Nora is on the floor playing with an almost empty yogurt cup. She's making a mess and watching Super Why happily. Messes can be cleaned later.

She is happy. That's all that matters right?


Thursday, March 3, 2011


Lately I have been struggling with my positivity. I know I worry too much, but I can't seem to shake my uncertainty. I worry about money, I worry about the debt accumulated in my past life (and how I can't seem to overcome it), I worry about my husband and my baby girl's happiness. I worry the Ella hates me because I am a part of her dad's life. I just feel lousy. I pray, but not nearly enough. I work, way too much, but never hard enough to make 'them' happy. I eat too much. I am struggling. Tomorrow will be a better day.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Presidio Passion Sundae
Originally uploaded by *hillario*
This was a part of our first full day in San Francisco. We ate Breakfast, Lunch, Taffy, Sundae, Dinner, and Midnight Sushi. It rocked.

This Sundae may have been the best thing we ate. Definitely in the top 3.



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