Sunday, November 20, 2011


I couldn't be more excited for Thanksgiving   It's not only my favorite holiday, it's a meal I wish would be replicated more than once a year, sans calories of course.  Every year my mom and I cook the same meal and I can't get enough of it!  She will take care of all the baking, two kinds of pies.  I'll usually take care of the turkey, stuffing and side dishes to make it less work for her.

Sorry about the picture quality, only had my phone with me.
This past weekend we did a Friends Only Thanksgiving and had a great time.  Everyone brings a dish and we all have this pot luck style Thanksgiving dinner with lots of wine, football and no stress that La Familia sometimes bring.  I was responsible for the Turkey, a 23 pounder I aptly named Tessa.  I rubbed the inside and outside of her with Sage, Lemon, Salt and Pepper while also basting every 20 minutes.  She took about 3 hours but she was very tasty and juicy.

This Thanksgiving I will be celebrating with just my Parents.  The Boy is going home to the east coast for a few days and will be missed but we will have plenty of leftovers when he comes back.

I'll post some recipes later this week, especially my favorite - Stuffing and Sweet Potatoes.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

We're Back!!

Our trip was amazing. We are fully exhausted from traveling for more than 24 hours and playing time zone hop-scotch coming home. I will post more about everything, but here are a few highlights:

Faces of Bayon
Insane driving guidelines
Angkor Temples
Cambodian Cooking Class
Con Dao Islands
Housewarming BBQ with my brother
Gtting bitten, stung and crashing a Vespa

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Leaving on a jet plane...

The Boy and I are headed to Vietnam and Cambodia for 12 days.  Hopefully we will return full of unforgettable experiences and tasty food.  We will spend a few days in the beginning and end of our trip visiting my brother in Ho Chi Minh City.  In between HCMC, we will visit Phnom Phen, Siem Reap and a small little island south of Vietnam called Con Dao.  I'm really excited to be visiting my brother and spending his birthday with him along with sharing a special, long awaited trip with the Boy.

Wish us luck and safe travels!