Here I'm having a Colombian style sopa with my new friend Victoria and her husband at their home.
I wore: thrifted Mossimo jacket, my old Gwen Stefani concert shirt from her first solo tour back in 2006, old navy green jeans (not in the photo, since I was sitting) coins and crosses necklace from SteinMart and thrifted bracelets.
I'm toasting with my Guinness at my friend Jeniffer' house. She opened her house for an evening of food and drinks that lasted from 6 in the evening until 4 in the morning! I left around 2:00 but couldn't go to bed until around 3:30 because I was so full.
I wore: my youngest daughters' Indian earrings, my old glass beads bracelets, Gap thrifted cardigan, white blouse (a mothers' day present) and a Chapter One Sportswear skirt from Stienmart .
Jeniffer is Peruvian and she makes the best ceviche!
This was the first round of food around 7 pm: yuca, arroz con camarones (rice and shrimp), maiz (corn) and the ceviche.
The second round of food was around 10 pm: arroz amarillo con vegetales (yellow vegetable rice), maiz (corn) batata (sweet potatoes, not in the photo) and pescado al horno (oven fish).
The third round was around 12 am: her style fish stew.
The inside of her refrigerator and my contribution to the party, beer and more beer.
My other drinks: wine and lots of water with ice.
Me and the ladies; we are from (from left to right): Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico.
Dinner at a local and extremely affordable, India/Vegetarian restaurant with my oldest daughter and my son in-law.
My chana masala.
My daughters' plate: tofu and lots of spice goodness.
Her boyfriend's plate: I don't remember the name but he really liked it and as a Brit he knows his Indian food.
I wore: Long Mossimo cardigan, Merona skirt and Mossimo shirt all from the sale racks at Target, a fabric purse from Target that is about 5 years old, my old bracelets, a thrifted necklace and my new Crocs shoes that I'll be wearing a lot because I can't wear my favorite flat sandals anymore without experiencing back pain.
My girls and I went to Sweet Tomatoes; a place where you can stuff your mouth for hours on end for a fix price. I've being coming to this location with my kids, their friends and my friends since 2002.
I wore: my old red shirt and a red and white flower skirt both from Target, the necklaces were Christmas gifts from one of my new co-workers.
Younger daughter with her new glasses and my necklaces.
Oldest daughter wearing my Mossimo cardigan and her own smile.
My take on chana masala, with lettuce and avocado. The softness of the avocado is quite a contrast again the spiciness of the chana masala.
A bowl of southwestern chicken, vegetables and avocado.
I'm into making shakes again; the last time I was into shakes was back in 1998 when I lived in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and my girls were tiny. I was a stay-at-home mom and I used to make shakes for them after I picked them up from pre-k and 1st grade.
They are very easy to make: I get the frozen pulp from my local supermarket and cut it into small portions, add ice, a little water, brown sugar and place all the ingredients into a blender.
Add some fresh fruits and drink it up slowly; unless you like having brain freeze. You can add rum to it but I prefer to have them without alcohol because this is the way I grew up drinking it. Salud!
Curry fish with onions, green peppers and cilantro.
Rice with a pound of garlic, adobo and dry cilantro.
This weekend I'm planning on dying my band of greys back into black.