Beans Before Filet Mignon

October 5, 2018

Had to repost from thread with Anthony Parra, jr. high student of mine back in 1978.
Thank you Anthony, I am a small town girl at heart raised on sopa de fideo, beans, papas fritas y hamburger meat dishes. But, these humble dishes were cooked with so much sabor, Amor y Cariño. The potatoes were crisped and seasoned just right, Mi Mama then would make the most beautiful delicious homemade flour tortillas, you hated to eat them. Later on, when I was exposed to the world of fancier gourmet food, I alway used the humble foods of Mi Familia as a measure. I could eat a filet mignon and not be satisfied and crave Mi Mama’s beans with chile de molcajete and homemade flour tortillas. Mi Mama was the type of woman that didn’t just slop food on a plate; she was not only concerned about the flavor of food, but placement on the plate based on color, texture and temperature. She was very conscientious and wanted to please. There are so many factors to consider in cooking con 💗.

Abrazos y Besos

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I am perpetually creative, and my eyes “feel” art everywhere. Who am I, I am an open book. I believe that sharing “from the heart” with one another is what connects us, heals us, and inspires us! My love for my Lord, family, friends, cooking, crafting, gardening/nature, vintage, sewing and different cultures; these passions and too many more to list, have moved my hand to paper, thus, Abrazos y Besos. In addition to a nudge by my baby sister, Dudies. My last name is Hug which means Abrazo in Spanish, hence the name of my blog: “Abrazos y Besos” translating to “Hugs & Kisses.” I will focus on our personal life journey with Mi Corazon (Augie Hug) sprinkled with love, spice and fun. Please tune in. Philippians 4:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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