Today, Easter Sunday, Gera and I spent half of it doing our thing. We slept in, ate fried eggs on fresh made tostados with salsa, cream, fresco cheese, jasmin rice, and refried beans. I felt slightly domestic and made a fantastic citrus salad. Not my concoction. A week ago, I sat in Barnes&Noble to pass time, and I literally copied this fabulous recipe from a great magazine. Of late, I'm too frugal to buy magazines.
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tsp honey
1 minced zest of lime
Kosher salt---to taste
3 cups fresh ruby red grapefruit wedges, peeled
3 cups fresh orange wedges, peeled
(If you want to save time, use canned, but be sure to drain)
2 Tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil and sprigs
Whisk lime juice
Olive oil honey salt and lime zest
Combine citrus segments
Toss with juice
Serve with basil and sprigs
Yeah, we were full...at least until late-late afternoon.
Then, we went to see my precious little sky, my vida...my Ruby.
She was so happy and was late getting a start for Easter day...too. But I told her, "Esta bien Mami. El conejo esta esperando para ti." She's always ready to go with Gera and me...we stole her for the day, even though we were somewhat limited by the rains. In the end, we ate more...Chuckie Cheese pizza. Tokens and gaming. She's never forgotten that place since the first time we took her 3 years ago.
Only now, she can say, enunciate clearly: CHUCK E CHEESE. And this time, I don't think it was 'the world' to her as it was the first time. A sign...we're aging and so is she. We are bracing ourselves for a Quinceañera; we only have about ten years left...yikes!