Saturday, March 27, 2010

Breakfast Club

Last Saturday morning I was up early; it was my turn to host
Breakfast Club 

We had huevos rancheros, tamales, menudo, rice, beans and last but not least, pan dulce.  I know, I know, a little heavy for breakfast but seeing as how we start at 10:00a.m., by the time we actually sit down and eat everything, that's breakfast and lunch all rolled into one.  Who needs to eat again until early evening unless your a total glutton.

The food was good but the company was better.  Aunt Camille was a little late.  By the time she arrived I was just too full to lift the camera for another shot.  Sorry Auntie.

Its a shame Juan Carlos, Matthew, Jenifer and Carla couldn't make it, it made for a small group.  They missed out...but then again, hmmm...I got more.  OMG what a terrible thing to say!  I'm shocked at myself....A meal shared is a good time for conversation and catching up on whats next on our plates, if you'll pardon the pun.  If your family doesn't already have a scheduled time to meet, I highly suggest you consider starting one.  Time goes too quickly and we become too involved in our everyday lives.  Before you know it, a month or so have passed and we haven't as much as shared a quick phone conversation or two. 

I honestly don't think this came about just because I'm getting older and more sentimental, although that may have something to do with it.  I was listening to Dr. Dobson's show one day, before he retired, and there was a family on his show who were talking about how they, the entire family (cousin's and all), meet at one house every Sunday for a meal.  Can you imagine that?  I can't because on my dad's side, I have about 40 first cousins.  But there's nothing to stop my family from gathering.  We're a small enough group that we can all fit in one house around one table.  It's a nice time and you never know what's on the menu.


Me....bunny said...

Is that Rusty? And Star? Wow..haven't seen them is a bazillion years. Do I count as a odd ball family I agree, it's always nice to have family in one spot on a regular basis. Next time take more pics.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh this is wonderful. Everyone looks amazing....Michele, Starr, Rusty!! Is that Michele's son next to her? He looks like her! And the menu....who made the tamales? Remember how I used to eat all the hominy from the menudo and leave the tripe? Everyone would get mad at me 'cause I didn't leave any hominy!!! :) I can still remember the taste of the dried oregano your dad would provide for sprinkling in the soup; it must be dried, not fresh. And the pan dulce...yikes.

Thanks for humoring my wild side at the that I have my Master's degree complete, I am running lose. What makes it worse is that I work with kids all day, so that only feeds my penchant for fantasy and whim. Oh well, I'm happy!!! Thank you so much for your eloquent and kind comments!!! Hope to see you in several months! Bisous, Anita

Rattus Scribus said...

Maybe this summer Anita and I can gather with you all for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I'm not choosy when it comes great homecooked Mexican food and even better company.