Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sooooooooooooo happy!!!

My wonderful aunt and uncle are up from Montreal for the week. This is their fourth visit to the Island this year! They love this place so much that the 9 hr drive from Montreal doesn't seem like much to them. I think we've seen them more since we moved up here than when we lived in Toronto!!

My aunt and uncle came bearing gifts of empanadas, amaryllis bulbs, Swiss and Belgian chocolates, Thai spices and noodles, clothing for Hubby, and all kinds of other goodies. Yes, we are spoiled! Empanadas are my favorite Filipino/Spanish food. It's a stuffed pastry type dish in the shape of a half circle. The pastry is stuffed with meat, potatoes, carrots, onion, but there are many variations and many recipes. You can bake them or fry them. You don't have to put meat in them either, but generally ground beef or chicken is used.

I've introduced Hubby to a myriad of ethnic dishes and empanadas are amongst his favorites! Prior to meeting me, he had never had filipino, Spanish, Caribbean, Indian, or Thai food. He was raised on meat and potatoes, so he's really excited to be able to taste all these exciting new types of food!

My Amaryllis, a beautiful addition to my greenhouse!

Yummy empanadas! I can't believe they brought us two dozen of them! Hubby sure is spoiled!!! He loves spending time with my family (and not just because they feed him)!


Anonymous said...

Yummy good! Sounds like the "isolating" island life is bringing your family closer together! :)

Chrissy121875 said...

Strangely enough, it is bringing family closer! :) Hey, it also brought you and me closer! LOL You've visited me twice already! (women's outdoor weekend and at our wedding!)

Ms. Mamma said...

Nice! What great things to foist on a family!

Dylon said...

OMG! Those empanadas sound delicious! I used to make something very similar that I dubbeed a "frybread pocket". I also like the sound of thai spices and noodles, mmmmm, nooodles! (LOL)

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