The happy couple.
Speaking of birthdays, I've been trying to make some cakes recently. The one I tried to make for my birthday (which I wanted to take to work) got all screwed up, and ended up sticking to the pans. No matter, because it was still damn tasty, so seeing as we had 4 Argentineans visiting us at the time, we decided to just eat the whole thing with our hands. The cake in the picture above is similar to the one that I made for Abuela's birthday on March 25th (I didn't take a picture of that specific cake). She liked it a lot.
Here is a turtle-shaped empanada de chiverre, which is like a bread thing filled with spiced fruit from a gourd. Angela's sister Toni made it for me. It's also a traditional food in Costa Rica around Easter (although usually not shaped like a turtle...that was just because Toni is awesome).
This picture is totally unnecessary, except for the fact that it displays my robe, the Technicolor Dreamcoat, in all its splendor.
Here is the meal that I made with the Martha Stewart stew. It's also a tribute to my grandma, who has taken a picture of every family meal that we've sat down to since...well, probably the 1950s. I hear that my grandma reads this blog, and even passes it on to her friends, who enjoy it immensely. I am somewhat bothered by the idea that my grandma is reading my profanity-infused musings, but I am also happy that she enjoys them. So, hi grandma!