Monday, November 30, 2009

I can do it!

I made the tamales and they were wonderful!

Pork cooked in green sauce and shredded.

All the ingreidents needed.

 I had to search all over to find these!!

Corn Husks soaking in water.

Spread masa mixture on husks and add spoonful of meat.

Steam for 1 hour!
I was so happy with the way these turned out! They tasted like the ones from back home!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Jumping in with both feet...

One of the things I miss from back home (Modesto, CA) is homemade tamales. It was normal for people to knock on your door selling tamales. We would always buy tons! There is nothing like a good tamale. Well, I miss those. We found someone out here who sold some and they were HORRIBLE! It was a devastating blow. The other day I decided I'm going to make my own tamales. This is going to be a daunting task. I have never worked with lard before and making the masa seems tricky. If its not the perfect consistancy your tamale will be like a rock. Its going to be trial and error today in my house. Wish Me Luck!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Not a wordless wednesday....

I can describe my wednesday in one word...or sound

(Screams while bangs head on wall)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

10 Things

I have read this post on a few blogs lately (My Life in 3D & Mama Donna Hey!)and of course I wanted to join in as well! These are 10 things I cannot live without!

1. My coffee. It's a big thing around my house. I love coffee in all forms!

2. My phone. Jason never answers his phone when I call him. But he will always answer a text.

3.  Chapstick. Now that I wear a partial on the bottom my lips always get chapped. I don't know why a partial would cause that but it does. I will have a panic attack if I don't have chapstick with me.

4. The baby gate. Our front room is up stairs (Split level house) Without this gate Emme would have taken a tumble at some point. I only wish we would have purchased another one for the stairs going up to our master. We can't keep her off of those!

5.  The high chair!!! We would not be able to feed her without it. She's always on the go!

6.  Biosilk Silk Therapy. I have frizzy hair and this makes my hair feel wonderful. It also works great on my legs after I shave.

7. My glasses. I am pretty much blind without them. I have prescription sunglasses as well. I'd like to thank my Aunt Patti for supplying me with name brand frames! So far I have Juicy, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, and Valentino. I'm hoping for some more for Christmas...when you HAVE to wear glasses, you should at least make a statement with them!

8. My Laptop. I won't even use our desktop anymore.

9. The elliptical. I have it in the dining room. And yes, I know that it looks tacky there..but you try sitting at the table eating junk with that right in front of you! Once we put it there I have used it so much more!! I'm on that thing at least 5 times a week! (Thanks to my No excuses girls on MMT)

10. I saved the best for last! My Kids!! I cannot imagine life without them!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Not quite on the picture to make it bigger!

I think I am ready!

I'm back! I'm ready to start blogging again. I know you are sitting there clapping your hands and doing a happy dance. What inspired me to make my re-entry to the blogging world was reading someones blog yesterday, (My life in 3D) she was talking about the kinds of friends there are in life. I sat down and wondered what kind of friend am I? I came to the conclusion that I am the friend of convenience. And what does this mean? Well, I am a hairstylist who no longer works in a salon, so it amazes me who wants to be my friend when their roots are bad. I run a online boutique, people always want to be my friend when they need a bow and would like a discount. People want to be my friend when they need someone to watch their kids. People want to be my friend when there is no one else better to call. I'm reliable and convenient. This was a hard pill to swallow. I really noticed that lack of friendships I have when Emerson was in the hospital. (more on that next post) I was supposed to bring plates for Jaidyns hallowwen party. Jaidyn didnt go to school that day because we were at the hospital with Emerson. So I was going to have my sister drop of the plates for me but I culdnt get ahold of her. It hit me then, I dont have anyone I can call and ask them to bring paper plats to the school for me. Talk about a wakeup call, your baby is in a hospital bed with ivs in her arm in an isolation room and you just realized you dont have anyone you can call for a simple favor. Life sucked at that moment.