As the Christmas season comes upon us, we prepare to travel to Guatemala to stay with my wife’s family. Due to other engagements I had to stay behind while she went ahead. The day before she left we went to Friendly’s with my parents.
Today I was able to drop in on a Fermented Foods workshop given by Susan Whitney at Alicia’s Massage and Wellness Center. I got to play around with our new 50 mm lens and got some interesting shots. I’ll be interviewing her on Friday for an article I’m working on so I’ll have something more interesting to say about fermented foods then but I just love the pictures I get with this lens.
We love going to Taste the World Lancaster. Since taking the pictures earlier this year, we’ve been going to every tour so far. As the last one is coming up a week from now, I wanted to take a minute to share some pictures of the delectable morsels that we feasted on the Finger Food tour in October. But first, here’s Susan and me hiding from the rain.
We usually go out for lunch with my parents every Sunday. We coordinate together with my brother so that we can spend that time together. It’s a nice tradition to have and last Sunday we went to Yang’s Chinese Restaurant. I love going there because despite everything that has changed, Yang’s is still basically the same as I remember from years ago. We always start out the meal with these fried noodles with duck sauce and some tea.
Lasagna is a very easy dish to make so when I was thinking of a dish to make for a small group, I thought that would be a great option. Now, I could have just dumped some marinara onto some pasta and stick it in the oven, but that’s just not how I do it. While I wasn’t going to take on my own sauce, I did try to bring out some more flavor than you would otherwise see. I started with some onion and garlic in olive oil.
After reading Adam Roberts go on and on about pasta, how delicious it is, how easy it is, I decided to make my own. After reading about his spring vegetables pasta, I ventured out to make a carnivorous and less cheesy (in the literal sense) pasta. So I decided to start off with the base of many great things, an onion.
The weekend before last we got to spend a few days with our good friends Mario and Majo. They are both extremely talented operatic singers and even better friends. Right now they are in Guatemala preparing some concerts that we’re very sad to miss out on. So if any of you have a chance to go, be sure not to miss out on it!
Lately we’ve been putting aside some money every month so we can go out to eat. This month we’ve been hitting up some great mexican food right here in Lancaster. First of all, was at home! Susan found this great recipe on The Foodies Kitchen website to make Dobladas. Now I’m not a huge cheese guy (as many of you know) but this was really good. She did an amazing job!