A special thank you to all my wonderful family for being so special!
I love you!!
Once a year my husband and I make a trip for a very special family reunion.
We visit part of my family... on my father's side. The Aragon side. They are all
so interesting, AND so much fun! Ah, how I love them...so vibrant, so different...
so...so....soooo...hummmm...hummmm...what's the word I am looking for?
Oh, yeah! ECCENTRIC!!!
Everyone takes a dish, and I am always requested to make my rice pudding.
Honestly, more than a tradition it's MY PLEASURE...because nothing can be
As I measure 3/4 cup of rice, and put in a pan, I think about my lovely family....
I smile as I remember my sister....Maria del Carmen or "Cary". A wild one!
The day she turned 18, she vanished from Spain looking for fame. Our father
searched all over the globe, until he found her in Morocco...singing in
my dad 13 camels for my sister, but dad refused, and dragged Cary
Oh, back to my rice pudding...I add 5 cups of water, a stick of cinammon,
power cousin of mine did the strip tease version of Mary Poppins in
San Francisco during the1960's! She doesn't let anyone forget it either...
starts dropping those purses...let me tell you, it's time to run!!!
What's the next step to this recipe? I bring it to a boil, making sure it
doe snot spill over...that can cause a sticky, smoky mess in your kitchen!
reunion! Monica holds the Guinness World Record for fortune telling... 126
days non stop!!!
Yeah, that's what I call SMOKIN' HOT!!!
Well, as I was saying...I let it boil then lower the heat, cover it and let it simmer.
relative to my mind....
into a field of rice in Thailand. She was found 2 months later trapped inside
My cousin Maria survived thanks to rice filling the plane as it swept through the
field and "puffing" with the engine's heat! Since then, she suffers from short
and long term memory....I must add she is the only family member that
does not like my rice pudding....
I am so sorry...my mind just keeps wondering. Let's check that rice...Aha,
niece Adriana...I must say she is a bit odd, since she was 3 years old she
believes she is Marie Antoinette and thinks everyone is after her "wig"....
My goodness, I should go on to add an 14 oz can of Borden's condensed milk
that! She is the sweetest girl...she's not rich butshe ...well...Mayra THINKS
She doesn't harm anybody... and observe how happy she looks...AWWW!!!
to the pan.
Hmmm...Speaking of "stirring" and "passion"! Madame Gold Finger's adopted
son, Morocco's acclaimed actor, Abdel-Karim Mahoud Al-Mohamme Dawi
A.K.A "Goldilocks" sure does that!!!
Mountain Camel Herder", have swooned dozens of fans!!! What a cool dude...
HAH, "cool" !!! I better put the rice pudding in the fridge! It still looks a
bit watery, but it will become creamy...and it will look like this
Oh, my! Tears of joy come to my eyes as I pick up last year's family
and I will bring the rice pudding!!!