On a Sunday not too long ago, my dad had us over for dinner. He said he was making lamb but was going to put a spin on it. That evening, we had home made lamb tacos with some home made toppings too.
My dad pickled some onions, made a cilantro tomato salad, and even had a celery and cilantro relish. Piled on top of the lamb, everything tasted fresh and flavorful. The sour cream in the taco with the lamb added an almost Greek flavor, as if it was tangy like tzatziki sauce.
My dad roasted a dish of potatoes and peppers. They came out piping hot and incredibly tender. No meal at my dad's house is complete without a bottle of red wine to share.
After dinner, we spent the evening outside on the new porch that my dad built. He strung wire across the top as a trellis for his grape vines to climb up onto. Last summer the grape vines were flourishing and over the winter they got a little smaller. The vines are still alive though and I hope to see them bloom tiny bunches of grapes again this year.
This was before my brother got his hair cut which you can see on Instagram! S's brother came this past weekend for a quick visit. We all went out to dinner on Saturday night and when we got home, my own brother came for a surprise visit too! As soon as I got out of the car, he snuck up on me to surprise us! It was nice to have both of our brothers for a quiet visit.
My dad has planted many herbs and veggies in his garden. When I was there last, these two were looking exceptionally lovely! These peppers were growing to a healthy size, and even the broccoli below looked wonderful.
This weekend is the hair show in Orlando which I look forward to every year. There's hundreds of booths of brands set up showcasing old favorite and new products. There's everything from make up to nail polish to hair demonstrations. The hair demonstrations on runway stages are my favorite. Companies bring in famous hairdressers and cute and style hair really dramatically. Chucks of hair goes flying and music is blasting. It's really fun. Last year I took a trade show class right around this time while the convention center was setting up for the hair show and I was so excited to see the set up for this show that I attend every year! I took a photo from the aerial cat walk of set up.
Steven's birthday is tomorrow and we have reservations for a local restaurant that we've been meaning to dine at for months. It's always packed with reservations and it's the sister restaurant of a favorite restaurant of ours that we go to for celebrations like anniversaries. This restaurant is more casual and I'm looking forward to some briny oysters and grilled quail!