One day we had mac and cheese. Renae ate some.
One macaroni ended up on her face. So I took a picture.
The cheese face is given on command now.
"OK Mom, I performed for you. Now what?"
Switching randomness . . . in college, I was an RA on a co-ed international floor. One of the residents was from Spain! I was already in love with all things Spanish then so I became fast friends with Rafa. We met in the fall of 2002, and said good-bye in the Spring of 2003. Six years later . . . we are living in Madrid and so is he! So we were finally able to have him over for supper last night where I made an all Iowa meal which he loved. For dessert, I made chocolate chip cookies and he gave me the biggest hug because he loved those when he was in Iowa.
Rafa and I enjoying our American snack, complete with cold milk.
I also showed him my American food pantry which consists of:
- About 15 different cake and brownie mixes
- Macaroni and cheese
- Ranch dressing packets
- Italian dressing packets
- Chocholate chips-LOTS of those . .
- Brown sugar
- French fried onions
- Canned green chiles from Sams (for my chicken tortilla casserole!)
- Sweet Baby Ray's Bar-b-que sauce (THE BEST!)
- PEANUT BUTTER!!!!
Some of the things listed above we CAN find here . . . but it's in a random store far away, it's expensive, or it just doesn't taste the same. For example. I can get brown sugar, but it's in large granules. I can get "shortening" but it's really just bacon grease. I have attempted to make my own bar-b-que sauce-it was gross. I make my own syrup, enchilada sauce, teriyaki sauce and a few other things. But I make good use of my American food pantry. :)