Monday, September 24, 2012


These cool looking mushrooms were in a yard in our neighborhood. They are huge and look like they belong in a fairy tale. They look to be about 6-8 inches in diameter (I didn't go in the yard to confirm). At first I thought they were fake, but they are very real.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Volkswagon Commercial

Every time I see this commercial, it makes me laugh.  I can just imagine this happening to someone.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I am so glad that Christine Ha won Masterchef.  Her menu's always sounded much better than her competitors and what she was able to accomplish with her sight impairment is nothing short of miraculous.  I actually plan on buying her cookbook.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Native Texan Hatch Green Chile Bean Dip

This is one of the items we picked up at Central Market this weekend. I really like dips and sauces (I attribute that to my grandfather who wanted a sauce or gravy with every meal), so I am always up for trying new ones.

I had this one today and it is fantastic. There is a little heat from the peppers, but it is packed with flavor.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hatch Green Chiles

Today we went to Central Market because they are having their Hatch Green Chile festival. We were hoping to find some Hatch Sausage or just get some roasted Hatch chiles.  Unfortunately, when we got there we learned it had already been going on for 2 weeks, do they didn't have the items we had hoped for. We ended up buying several things, just not the items we were hoping for.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

He Will Be Missed

I found out yesterday that a neighbor and fellow community volunteer that hubby and I had gotten to know had passed away unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago.  He was fairly young, only 59.  We were at City Hall paying our utility bill and bumped in to his girl friend who shared the news.  She was understandably having a hard time, so all I know is that it was very unexpected.  I find my thoughts drifting to his girls.  He was a single dad (not sure of his family situation, he didn't really speak about it) of two girls that are in their early teens.  He passed away just a couple of weeks before school would have started for them and they were very close.  I can only imagine how devastated they must be.  I know the road ahead will be tough for his girls, his parent, and his siblings, so I hope they can find a way to be at peace with what has happened and move forward.