Friday, December 24, 2010

SURPRISES COME IN ALL FORMS

When you get to a venerable age, surprises are not too common. Its fun to surprise someone, and to be on the receiving end can be very special. And it happens more around the holidays it seems.

It was a busy day. The kids painted cookies, played games and worked puzzles.




 In our family, only the kids get gifts. They look a little weird under our funky little tree. 
And then the surprise.
Good friends, Norma and Jose Tapia sent us over a full chili verde dinner for our whole gang. I don't know how Norma, who cooked this wonderful feast,  knew that my favorite Mexican food is chili verde. Her home made chili verde is to die for. She sent the chili, the rice, her fresh refried beans, like nothing I'd ever tasted before; And, the tortillas and jamaica, a hisbiscus flower drink that is typical of her families traditions. Oh, my. We were in food heaven.
You can't imagine the flavors and the oohhs and aahhs. Then, when we were all practically comatose from eating too much,, my daughter picked up the camera and caught the stragglers at the table:
video

THANK YOU NORMA, JOSE, ANTHONY AND ABIGAIL.

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