Sunday, December 14, 2008

Nothing Like The Holidays.....

We loved this movie! It's the kind of movie that pulls you in and you are sitting at the table with them. They were a great big lovable Puerto Rican family that have struggles, just like we all do. Loved Debra Messing's part...


I leaned over to Dick during the movie and said," I gotta have some black beans and rice!"......we both knew what that meant! We were heading to Havana Rumba or Mojito's! We live closer to Mojito's which is a Tapas restaurant owned by Havana Rumba....


Dick really wanted the Cuban pork, so Rumba won. Oh man, just the thought of getting to go there ! I usually get the grilled grouper with cilantro, black beans and rice with fried plantains...flavor city! I will tell you we can't go without getting a Cuban margarita, tres leche cake and Cuban coffee......the Cubans really know what they are doing with food.

We started talking about favorite Spanish dishes, Arroz con Pollo came up, a favorite dish of Dick's. We first tasted Arroz con Pollo at our church in Lexington that we shared with a Spanish congregation.....every celebration someone made a huge quantity...wonderful, generous, lovely people, we miss them!


When I searched on-line for the recipe for Arroz con Pollo, I found that My Recipes had devoted space on their site in honor of the movie Nothing Like The Holidays.....wonderful recipes with the calories included!


This is not the first time we have been tempted by a movie to go get the food they were having....won't be the last I'm sure either..we are foodies!
Merry Christmas!!

6 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

This movie looks great. It sounds like you enjoyed it.

The food sounds soooo delicious! We are foodies at our house too! I think I gained 10 pounds yesterday!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I hadn't heard of this movie. I must check it out. Years ago we had Puerto Rican friends from church and they were always cooking up such fabulous food. You know I love food. Sounds like you had a fun date: movie and dinner. You go girl!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I forgot to tell you I popped into a Panera Bread Saturday after looking around in the bible book store and I couldn't help but think of you. I just grabbed a Chai Tea Latte. I saw the Tortilla Soup on the menu and I plan on trying it over Christmas week. I will have that week off. I am looking forward to it.

Memaw Barbie said...

I just love a good movie. I will probably check it out in January, you know the rest of this month is far toooooooo busy. I love to cook so I'm going to check out the recipes also. Thanks for the tips. Blessings

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

You must be having some fun. I hope we get to hear all about it soon. I miss reading your posts. I pray you are doing good and having tons of fun here at Christmas.

Simply Dandy said...

Hello sweet friend,
I have missed you. Hope you are doing okay. Tomorrow's a new day for food choices...AMEN!!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)