Drinks and Ribs

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I haven’t had a chance to update my little blog since I had a family emergency and had to leave town for a few weeks and I didn’t have anything prewritten since I tend to write  my posts  on a live basis.  However since I was gone and didn’t have access to my computer  or the internet I was able to get some recipes done and I will try to have those written up in advance that way if there’s ever an emergency I will have them all set up to be added without having to interrupt my timeline.

When I made the ribs recipe I jokingly asked my dad if we should make something to drink and he, of course, said yes but my mom was less than thrilled about that idea. I went ahead and looked for a drink that my dad likes which is called a Vampiro, I did look up the drink and how to make it but since this was the first time that I had ever made a drink  I wanted something simpler to make and so I went ahead and kept looking for drinks to make.  After visiting a few sites I went back to Pinterest and found a link for drinks to enjoy Tequila from Buzzfeed and found a very simple, two item drink called a Paloma. The link to the article is right here and I loved that it had a couple of drinks that were a little more complicated for a novice like me but for the most part they were very easy and simple to make. The paloma drink that I made was beyond easy to make and I loved that it used grapefruit soda instead of other kinds that are more common.  My dad really liked this drink but I think that I liked it the most out of both of us, so I will definitely be making this again even if my dad won’t drink it with me.

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I have wanted to try grilling in the past but have decided against it since it seems to be the one thing my dad enjoys doing when it comes to helping out around the house.  I was going to use the grill as a way to bond with him but he prefers to do it on his own or with his friends when they come over for a carne asada.  Therefore when we made the ribs this time, I decided to look for a recipe where I could make them in the oven since my dad didn’t want to use the grill and I believe we were out of propane if I remember correctly. So once again I went to the ever trusty Pinterest site and found a great recipe for ribs made in the oven.  I found the recipe on the Chew Out Loud through Pinterest, the recipe itself was very easy to make, since I’ve been cooking lately we finally have spices in our house so I didn’t have to go out and buy anything extra for this recipe.

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I really loved the sauce that went on top of this was beyond delicious! I know I always say that the food is delicious but this one was definitely one of my favorites in part thanks to the fact that this sauce used Sriracha and honey which are two of my favorite things.  I didn’t get to chill the ribs overnight like the recipe says but the ribs that I cooked where a lot smaller than the ones on the blog and for better or worse, depending on who you ask, I went ahead and baked these bad boys after only about two hours of having them in the refrigerator.  They still came out delicious. I actually ended up making a smaller second batch for my mom since she didn’t want her  ribs to be put on the grill. This recipe is definitely one that’s going to be going in my list for foods to make whenever we have company over.

 

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Wonderful Wednesday

Today was a fun day all around and to celebrate that here is a list of my top 5 K-pop songs ever.

  • Big Bang-Crazy Dog
  • 2NE1-Pretty Boy
  • Freestyle-Y
  • Brave Girls-Easily
  • G-Dragon-R.O.D

As you can see from this list I have very particular tastes when it comes to music and I tend to by YG biased.

Anyways today was a fun day at work and at home as well.  The day seemed to fly at work and that makes me very happy because it means that I’m doing something that either interests me a little bit or challenges me to work hard and not focus on time.  It also helps me to focus on the task at hand and not worry about problems that I may be facing elsewhere so here’s to a wonderful day at work and hopefully it’ll stay like this for a while!

Wonderful Wednesday

Today’s wonderful Wednesday is made up of my mom, my sister, and I going to an awesome Zumba class today! My mom made my sister and I go to a Zumba class with her after I got off work, I really didn’t want to go since I was tired from work but she had been bugging me for a few days about going with her so I finally gave in.  I’m really glad she dragged me into going and also that she’s having fun while she goes on her own.  The instructor played a lot of Spanish songs and only two songs in English but that’s fine with me since I can understand both languages.  Salsa and hip-hop were the main genres for today’s class but my mom said that yesterday they had a lot more salsa and cumbia songs playing which she liked better, but since I like hip-hop this was the perfect class for me.  Not only did I get a great work out in but it also completely changed my mood into a happy one.  I’m thinking I’m going to try to go at least three times a week so I can go and work out because I gained a lot of weight recently and really need to lose the weight.  Knowing me though it probably won’t happen, but I’m going to try to be disciplined this year or at least start to learn the ways of organization and prioritizing.

River 

So a few months ago way back during summer here in Arizona my family decided to take a day trip to the river, and all I can say is that it was absolutely amazing!  Honestly I didn’t really want to go in at first when we got there because one I had my phone on me and didn’t want to lose it and two the water was just so cold when I dipped my feet in.  After that initial struggle with the water though it was an absolute blast when I went in.  I really wish I could go back again but the water is going to be too cold now, so I’ll leave it until next summer to go back.


This next few pictures are actually of the drive to and from the river.  We didn’t stop anywhere to take them, I just took them from my phone as we were driving so the quality isn’t that great but I think the drive was as fun to watch as was the time we spent in the river.