Coffee and Enchiladas

Happy Monday!

I had the best kind of day. One that included lounging in my PJs and drinking hot coffee from an actual mug–not a to-go cup. I love long weekends. I hope that you had a great day, too, regardless of whether or not you had off.

As I mentioned at the end of my last post, Jeff’s mom and brother were staying with us for long weekend. After enjoying a lazy Saturday morning, we finally headed out around 1:30 to breakfast brunch at one of our favorite diners in the area.

Silver Diner

I love the Silver Diner for a few reasons. It’s not your typical greasy diner (though don’t get me wrong- I like those every now and then, too). The menu offers a whole host of healthy options, including roasted potatoes, fruit, and veggie sausage. Plus, there’s this:

Silver Diner

I almost always order the same thing: The American Favorite with scrambled eggs, veggie sausage and whole wheat toast.

Breakfast

I also almost always devour the whole plate. Saturday was one of those days. Yum!

On Saturday night, we invited Jeff’s aunt and uncle over for dinner and Jeff’s mom cooked a Mexican feast!

Stove Top

While she was hard at work in the kitchen, I whipped up some guacamole. 

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I think I used something like six avocados. We had a crazy amount of guac.

For as long as I’ve know him, Jeff has always raved about his mom’s homemade enchiladas. Saturday, I finally got to try them.

Enchiladas

She made one tray with beef and the other with just onions and cheese.

We also had Bean Tostadas.

Corn Tortilla

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas

All together:

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Delicious! Now I finally know what Jeff’s been talking about all these years.

Sunday was another low-key day for us. Overall, it was a nice, relaxed weekend with great food and even better company!

Confession: I originally wrote this post at around 4 p.m., but then decided to take a nap before I finished it. Now it’s 7:15 and I’m about to make whole wheat ravioli. A pretty perfect Monday, I’d say.

Have a great Tuesday!

P.S. I’m in the process of updating the Favorite Posts, Recipes and Reviews pages of Rosey Rebecca. I hope to have them done really soon! In the meantime, I’ve created a new page, For My Father, which is exclusively dedicated to posts on the blog about losing my father and how I’ve coped since. I hope that in writing about it, it will help those of you who are going through/have gone through the tragedy of losing a loved one.

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Vacation: All I Ever Wanted

This morning, I woke up and made guacamole.

Avocados

To me, mashing up an avocado and mixing it with garlic powder and lime juice is a perfectly normal Tuesday morning activity.

Avocado

You see, I was slicing an avocado to smear all over my eggs (don’t judge), and realized that it had reached its perfect stage of ripeness. You know, the point where an avocado is just so bright green, and so incredibly soft, that to not turn it into guacamole would be an outright denial of its true potential. It’s kind of like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. It just has to happen, ya know?

::crickets::

Anyway, that train of thought is how I wound up making guacamole at 9:30 this morning.

Guacamole

It will probably all be gone by tonight. 

Jeff and I returned from our beach vacation on Thursday night.  I just unpacked this morning. Because the goal of our vacation was to achieve a state of complete relaxation, I was not in blogger-mode (Let’s ignore the fact that I haven’t been in “blogger-mode” for most of July).

Our hotel was right on the boardwalk, and we spent most days alternating between the pool and the beach. I subsisted mostly on veggie burgers and salads because those were about the only vegetarian options available.

However, on our last night there, I devoured the most delicious grilled cheese sandwich of my life:

Grilled Cheese

It was made with fontina and asagio cheeses, basil pesto, and tomatoes, and came with a tomato bisque that when paired with the sandwich resulted in melt-in- your-mouth bites.

Overall, we had a great time. I’ve been super stressed these past few months (stressed=not blogging), so getting away for a few days was a nice break for me.

I’m going to leave you with a picture that wasn’t taken on vacation, but at dinner with friends a few weeks ago. Looking through pictures from that night, I realized I was doing the same thing in every picture taken of me: drinking wine.

Drinking wine It’s my true calling, I guess. 🙂

Have you gone on vacation yet this summer? Are you going Where?

What’s your favorite thing to do on vacation?

Have a great Tuesday! <3

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