A Whole Lada Enchilada

A new truck showed up today, one I haven't seen before Lada Ladies ~ A whole lada enchilada! Haha, I couldn't get a view inside the truck today, but here's a shot of the outside...
What a fun display of color and graphics. I love skulls especially the colorful designs of Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos! 

Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with All Soul's & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones.

All Saints Day, celebrated by the Roman Catholic church on November 1, is set aside to honor church members believed to have gone to heaven. All Souls Day, November 2, was created to commemorate those who died baptized but without having confessed their sins, and thus they are believed to reside in purgatory. Roman Catholic doctrine teaches that intercessions (pr…

Robert Mondavi Cabernet aged in Bourbon Barrels

Last night we had this for a second time and I actually bought 2 at HEB, the price was unbelievable. It is a 2016 from Monterey County, a California coastal vineyard aging wine in Southern Bourbon Whiskey barrel. The result combined the deep fruity flavors of black cherry and blackberry with the time lapse of at least 3 months for an added sweet oaky flavor.

Tableau ~ Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This was a sampler at HEB today. It caught my eye because it shares the same name as a data program I am learning to use at work. Even at 11:00 in the morning it tasted good. I think this is a smooth, easy, drinkable wine, it was full bodied with a hint of raspberry. I would pair it surely with a nice juicy ground beef burger, but at $50+ this is out of my price range. If you happen to try it, let me know what you think and what you paired it with.

The 7 Deadly Zins ~ Vanity ~ Wrath ~ Sloth ~ Greed ~ Gluttony ~ Envy ~ Lust

The capital vices or deadly sins and the desire to be forgiven. Grace and self deprecation will take you farther than any righteous man's words. But if you're feeling sinful, take a sip. Brothers Michael and David have broken free of their catholic school upbringing to bring you a wickedly sinful seductive wine.

Complex aromas of tart cherry, raspberry and caramel are wrapped in flavors of chocolate cake, vanilla oak spice, and plenty of wood smoke. Medium bodied with a rich smooth texture, mild tannins and a beautiful garnet color.

Saints and sinners will both revel in the joys of 7 Zins.

News Anchor steals the show

Every one of us can have that one liner that always works to get a laugh. The personality of this news anchor makes me think he is the weather man. Click Read More to view these short clips of a wise guy...


Today we had Dave's Chilitown food truck parked outside for lunch. I'm lucky to work in a place that's a little bit outside the loop, but they order great food trucks from inside the loop (if you're in San Antonio you know what that means) to park right on campus. One of my favorite dishes is chili and Dave knows how to do chili right, in my mind, it must include Frito's!

If you are wondering where Chili originated, don't assume it is of Mexican descent. There was an article published in 1959, declaring the Mexican feelings of chili con carne, and it was not favorable:“detestable food passing itself off as Mexican, sold in the U.S. from Texas to New York.” Legend says that the first recipe for chili con carne was put on paper in the 17th century by a beautiful nun, Sister Mary of Agreda of Spain. She was known to the Indians of the Southwest United States as “La Dama de Azul,” the lady in blue.
Ha, as white as this girl is living in a US "Mexican" to…

Rodney Strong ~ Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

A rich, lush, full bodied cab with vibrant aromas of cherry and black olive, along with a spicy oak undertone. The Rodney Strong Winery is nestled in the rocky hills and valleys of the warmest regions in Sonoma County, the home of some of the most distinct cabs. They are also an environmentally conscious winery and use solar power to produce their wine. We had skirt steak with pinto beans and Padilla Chile vinaigrette as a paired plate.