posole -- the official birthday meal of Boca del Rio
(and a personal favorite!!!)We had such a great time! I'm just going to post a bunch of photos, since photos are the best part anyway!
I promised to not post most of the pictures we took in the pool. ;^) What woman actually likes pictures of her soaking wet with no make-up and her hair stringing down in her face???
Gotta share one funny thing...
since I knew that a bunch of ladies were coming over, I wanted to bake a couple of cakes to share (everyone loves cake here and only about 5 ladies in the village have ovens, so it's pretty special to have cake or bread at get-togethers.). I made 3, actually. The first one got left in the oven too long (I forgot about it -- bad mommy!) and it turned into a charred black mound. The inside was delicious, but it was too ugly to serve. So I made 2 more -- since my bundt pan was now unusable until scoured, I had to use two smaller pans. This time I watched them closely, and I was puzzled when the batter began to fall in the center. When they were done, they were pretty, but very sunken in the middle. Strange.
As I was puzzling this over in my head, I opened the micro to re-heat my coffee and what should I find there? The glass measure with the juice and oil for the 2nd batch of cake. Good grief.
Thursday just wasn't meant to be cake-baking day! Y'know what, though? We ended up eating every crumb of all three cakes! Waste not, want not!!! It was still a great day -- and it added an element of comedy as I explained why all the cakes were so weird! In case some of the ladies thought I "had it all together", now they knew the truth!!!