This week we are going to buy wheat berries for Enchiladas! Yum! I’ve never cooked with wheat berries…any tips? Ok, I love meat but I have to be honest – I felt better during our month without meat than I do now. It’s true. I don’t know if it is the meat itself, how I prepare it, what I eat with it, or what, BUT I’ve felt kinda blah lately.
While in Austin, Gooner met her Pepère from Jamaica for the first time.
I have to be honest, it is difficult when families live in other countries! I was so excited for Gooner to meet her other Grandpa!
The first night we ate at a buffet. It was difficult. I didn’t over eat, and I didn’t really want to. I did have trouble finding things I COULD eat. Most food in the buffet lines are over processed and fatty. Thankfully I made good choices and experienced no gall bladder pain. Woot! The next day we had lunch at Texas Land and Cattle.
I’ve heard folks talk about “white queso” so we gave it a try as an appetizer. Um, it was good, but I’d rather have regular queso. Gooner thought the queso was nasty…I could tell by her face and the way she spit it out. 😉 I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich thinking this would be a healthy option and something I could share with Gooner. Wrong. It was greasy. And it made me sick. Nope, I wasn’t in the bathroom, but I did want to curl up in a little ball until my stomach ache went away. When will I get it through my head that I CAN’T EAT FAT AND FEEL GOOD??? Gross. The upside is that Gooner though it was delish!
Q enjoyed seeing his Dad.
I have to tell you, we made quite a sight everywhere we went. Q’s Uncle and Aunt represented Ghana, even wearing ethnic garb. Then you have Dad and M representing Jamaica (pronounced Jamaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyca) and the three Americans. Seriously, we were a hoot to listen too. At the restaurant for example:
M: I can’t believe all this food. (said with the Jamaican accent.) I mean, if we were in Jamaaaaaaaaayca every one would take all the food home to their families. You can get 6 meals here!
Dad: Hahaha, you are right.
Uncle: (said deeply with a Ghanaian accent) I like soup from Ghana better. The rice is better there. Have you tried Ghanaian food?
Q: So Dad, what kind of fruit do you have in Jamaica?
M: We have at least ten different kind of Mangoes, my favorite is the black one.
Q: Black mangoes? We have two kinds here in the States.
Uncle: You call this soup?
Q: La, did you find something you can eat?
Aunt: (pediatrician) Wow, Gooner is advanced with a fork.
And so it goes in a multicultural family…