Mondays can be a little tough. Back to work, and Mondays seem to be the day that extra chores and must-do's appear (at least in this household!).
So, takeout food can make sense. But, bear with me, I think you, me, all of us, deserve so much more than fast food, stale grocery deli selections, or something from a box.
That's why I'm going to let you in on my little secret. I put some color and deliciousness to my weekday start by visiting the local tienda. Tiendas are those small, family-owned grocers in most cities that offer Mexican food specialties. The one by our house has a meat counter, and the fresh poultry, pork and beef selections can be found pre-marinated and ready to flash-cook.
Mmmmm....for less than the cost of a carb-heavy pizza, my sweetie and i are enjoying lean carnitas or carne asada, a dash of cabbage, cheese and hot sauce, and life is...delicioso.
Of course, vibrant, spicy foods, even when they're quick and easy to prepare, get an extra dose of pizazz when served up on one of our fabulous hand-crafted Talavera pottery plates and placesettings from our very own Rustica Gift & Pottery.
For our quick-and-easy Monday fiesta feast, I picked out one of my favorites: Rustica's Talavera pottery place-setting from our Dibujo Collection.
PS - we also popped in our gorgeous platter from the Amapola Collection, because, why wouldn't you? ;-)
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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf.
While there is no end to the personality of a well-heeled table, there is something to be said for the elegant simplicity of the under-stated table.
New Year Reflections: Loved Ones Around the Table
Take this day, this month and the new year to reflect with gratitude on the blessings small and large which have come your way. For so many that are in loss, may peace be upon you as you move forward with memories and love. Some of our loved ones get to be around our table this year, and some reside in our hearts.
Fall is approaching. There's a tinge in the morning air and the leaves will be arrayed in vibrant color soon. All of this seasonal change calls for delicious comfort food and equally delectable artisan handcrafted dinnerware.