Sunday, August 23, 2009

¡Mm, Qué Rico!

My sister-in-law, Kiersten, invited me over to learn how to make tamales yesterday. Her friend, Rona, came over to teach us and it was way fun to learn to cook something new. Now I understand why tamales are only made a few times a year: they are a lot of work. As with any kind of hard work you get to reap the rewards, in this case my tummy gets to reap the rewards. The process from start to finish with 4 people helping took 4 hours yielding about 80 tamales.

You would think growing up with the last name Chavez I would know how to make this delightful dish unfortunately this is one dish my family never made! Oh and we also learned how to make homemade corn tortillas…. ¡Mm, qué rico!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Can you guess why Jeremy's smiling like this?


Because of this…

Thought I'd warn ya … there is another crazy driver on the road!

(hehehe … we love you Jeremy and are proud of you!)

Thought I'd Give It One More Try!

A couple weeks ago we went camping with Seth's sister, Kiersten, and her kids, her boyfriend, Curtis, and his daughter. This camp-out was a lot more civilized than the last! We had running water, latrines, camping stoves and no rain. The kids had a lot of fun playing with their cousins — and hopefully soon-to-be-cousins — fishing and hanging around the campfire roasting marshmallows. Kiersten and I even attempted making a peach cobbler in a dutch oven. Let's just say that it was a good attempt.

The attempt at the peach cobbler