Happy good morning…
I am having cafecito in a quiet house and expecting all that to change in a few hours — my parents and the three newly arrived Cubanos will be here this afternoon.
My parents have taken our relatives on the “See America!” tour…or at least the “See Where All The Cubans in America Live!”…Union City, West New York, New York, Bergenline, Boulevard East…and now Nashville! And maybe Atlanta!
My husband — el gringo — will be making some arroz con pollo and I am in charge of flan. Maria will be designing a “Bienvenidos a Tennessee!” sign. I am sure the guinea hens, including two newborn ones, will be delighted by the loqueria.
OK, quicky updates.
My sweet, year-long gig with Parenting.com ended earlier this month, so I just want to say a big thank you to all of you who clicked over there in the last 12 months. And a special, big gracias to my editors, Jess and Sasha, who are wonderful and generous and supportive. Archives can be found here.
The time I gave to Parenting.com now goes to Tiki Tiki
, the Latina group blog where I am focusing on writing essays, putting my mug on video and finding folks like you to contribute essays in the form of words, photos or video.
yesterday was about Maria losing her first tooth. Oh, yes she did.
At the Tiki Tiki, we’re also giving away a book, America Libre, by Raul Ramos y Sanchez. Click over aqui
to register to win it. It has gotten some wonderful reviews and Raul, a cubano from Ohio, is a muy cool guy.
Check in with the Tiki Tiki Monday when Marta offers up some Latinicious menu ideas and asks for yours.
So, that’s about it aqui. Have a wonderful weekend.