Do you hear that? Chirp, chirp, chirp…that is quiet time! No little footfalls, no pots and pans banging around the kitchen, no TV blaring…love it!

The monster went home to her mommy house yesterday after being with me for six weeks. And my mom left this morning after staying with me as well for the past month. Which meant the whole family was at my house every evening after work. So noise and chaos for the last month.

I cannot wait to go home to a nice, quite, empty house. Just Bunny and me! Steak is on the menu for sure. My mom does not eat beef, so we ate no steak for the past month. I definitely am due for a nice medium steak served with yummy Creamed Corn!

I made this Creamed corn for the July 4th Holiday last week. It was totally made up and thrown together very quick, I had no direction where this was going to go. But it turned out so good! I served it along with my Turkey that was cooked outside in my fire pit over charcoals.

When I do make this recipe again, I would add nice, chunky bacon to it. So if you are going to make it, try it with bacon. I did not add bacon to it this time around because my uncle does not eat pork.

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I am in my third week of my boot camp…The running is getting easier, if that is even possible. The exercises, is tougher with each session. I was thinking as time goes on it would get easier as my body adjusts to the work outs. But my trainer somehow finds a new way to torment us each week!

It is so hard to lose the last 3 pounds. I feel like I am at a pause in my work outs. I don’t know how to get over this bump. It doe snot help that my mom is still here cooking up a storm every day! I do like coming home to a hot meal and laundry done! I cannot complain. Its awesome!!!

But to give her a break from the Trinidad food all the time I made steaks and pork chops with salad and a quick and easy Grilled Baby Potato. Everyone loved the potatoes. It was nothing fancy or hard. Give it a try!

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It sure was a lazy sort of weekend for me. First off my mommy is here visiting with us. Which means, she does all the cooking, cleaning and the laundry. I get to request anything I want her to make! How cool is that!

She is here to spend time with our little monster, who is not so little anymore. She is ten now! I remember when she was a baby and I had to get in my car and drive around the block just so she can fall asleep. People ask me all the time when are you going to have kids? I remember all the sleepless nights with the monster and I ask myself if I can go through all of that again!

So while my mommy is here, we had a serious Trini Sunday lunch menu yesterday! It was so good…she made Fried Rice, potato salad, Fried Chicken and I made the Chicken Chowmein. Talk about over loading on the Carbs! All of which you can find the recipes for on my site, besides the potato salad. I have not posted that recipe yet.

Enjoy!

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It has been raining since Saturday! I am not complaining. I love it. I love to fall asleep to the sound of the rain falling on the roof top.

In honor of fathers day I made a Porchetta. Now it is very hard to find fresh pork belly with the skin on. I had to make the trek out to another part of town to find one. When I got home and got my belly thawed out, I found out that there was no skin on it! OYE

So I had to start my search all over again. I finally found one very close to my home at a restaurant depot. It was the last one on the shelf. Talk about being lucky.

So what were your plans for Fathers day? We spent it at my sister’s home. I made a roast duck, with the Porchetta and a refreshing salad!

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Okay I have a major pet peeve!

Have you ever been in the situation where a friend or family member asks you out to dinner or for drinks. You are both sitting there chilling, talking, catching up and while you are really into your story, the other person pulls out there phone and starts texting, or checking facebook?

OMG…nothing drives me more insane than someone doing that while I am out with them. Okay if your phone rings…no worries, but seriously…you have to text and check facebook while I am talking? Like my conversation is boring you. How rude!

I am trying to teach my niece not to bring any phones or smart tabs to the dinner table. Thus far she has really been good with that stuff.

So boys and girls…try to put the gadgets away while in company…it can wait.

So this is a quick recipe called Bunny Chow. It is an African street food. I love, love street food.

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