Portrait of the birthday girl on her 29th birthday
We got back from our walk, hungry, and had guacamole that I made (see bottom of post for recipe)- Guacamole is one of those things that just speaks "chincoteague" to me- I've made it tons of times, Year after year in Chincoteague- whenever I make it and it's not there, it just doesn't seem quite right. So we had the guac, with my aunt's nachos, and the enchiladas that my mom made. It was quite an excellent birthday dinner, and was topped off with some Irish Candy that Pauline brought.
Then on Sunday, we woke up and it was raining, and gross, so we bumbled around the house, and watched a lot of Say Yes to the Dress, which I may or may not have developed a bit of an addiction to. (don't judge. it's good)
We hit a couple of stores, and then went to one of my favorite places on the Island: Woody's Beach BBQ
Auntie ange at woody's
I love this place because it's great bbq, and it's fun. Even though it was cold and rainy out, It was still delicious.
Mom and Pauline orderingI got the pulled pork sandwich with the onion ring on it, and coleslaw and a side of fries. mmmmm. I wish I could be eating that right now.
And then I had banana pudding with Nilla wafers in it, and all was right with the world.
I had a really good time at the beach- It has been one of my best birthdays- relaxed, and fun. I think it is really a great thing that as I get older, I really have realized that I have a great family- that I enjoy as people, and friends, besides the fact that fate has thrown us together. My mom and Auntie Ange and Pauline are hilarious, and awesome.
Guac Recipe (shamelessly stolen from the ingredients inside a Trader joe's Guac Kit)
Two avocados (make sure they are ripe)
two plum tomatoes seeded and diced
one small onion diced fine
two cloves of garlic diced fine
one jalapeno (seeded and diced fine- if you like things spicier, leave the seeds and ribs in- I prefer my guac to have just a little bite)
1/2 a lime
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: in a medium sized bowl, put diced onion, Garlic, and jalapeno and mix with a fork. ad avocado and mash in with fork, but leaving some chunks- you don't want the avocado to be totally smooth. mix in the tomatoes, lime juice, and stir.
Eat with chips.
(this recipe can be very easily doubled or tripled. I would suggest if you have any more than four people eating it, you make a double batch. otherwise people get a little sad at you.