We've been having glorious weather. For the past 3 days we've also been eating none stop. We've had BBQ every night since Friday, and not your average hot dogs and hamburger BBQ. On Friday we went over to some friend's house and finished off a huge piece of tri-tip. After eating so much I felt totally sick and vowed to not eat meat again for a long time. Less then 24 hours later I was chowing down on another BBQ. Our friend Jon (same guy who made the tabbouleh and falafel from a previous post) celebrated his birthday by making a southern style BBQ for a huge crowd. We all felt kind of bad that he spend the entire day cooking for us but we did sing a very loud happy birthday and told him how glad we are that he exists. It's awesome having such an amazing cook as a neighbor. The menu consisted of sweet pork, macaroni and cheese (the best I've ever had in my LIFE), coleslaw, corn, butter beans, upside down pineapple cake, chocolate cream pie, and my favorite was this chocolate pudding with tapioca balls. Mind you, this was all from scratch and I didn't have to do ANY of it. I definitely enjoy eating more that I enjoy cooking. Today we had another BBQ with some Brazilian friends which again consisted of tri-tip, rice, beans, farofa, vinagrette, pineapple sausage, and lots of good fruits and salad. This time I got my act together and contributed with a flan and canjica. I'll post my flan recipe soon. For now enjoy some of the pictures from our weekend.
By the way this is to lure you to come visit us in Santa Cruz.