Valentines in San Antonio

Feb. 14, 2013 The Texas Music Educators Convention convenes every February in San Antonio, Texas.  Many years we find ourselves there on Valentines Day as we did this past week.  After a little nudging, I talked my colleague into joining me for a nice dinner.  Since we were lucky enough to snag a room at…

Zinc Bistro and Bar

Marc found a great little wine bar during one of his recent visits to San Antonio.  Since our hotel was so close, I had to stop in for a glass.  One of my colleagues that I have regularly dined with at TMEA happened to have plans for dinner, so we decided to meet for a…

33 Variations of WINK

So, in my dreams I get to dine at WINK 33 times, and as those who understand WINK know, each visit is a unique experience – always delightful to the palette, but never the same.  Oh well, a girl can dream. Marc and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day early since he will be half…

THE ADULT HAPPY MEAL

Wink Wine Bar Fortune struck last night as our son’s soccer game location was changed to House Park.  Marc and I took that at as sign – it had been far too long since we had visited the Wink Wine Bar.  You can park at the stadium and walk to Wink in minutes.  It simple…

Spreading Joy

Spontaneous gatherings with friends have to be some of my favorite moments.  Especially when they are willing to be my “guinea pigs” for some new recipes. vWe are in the thick of soccer season, so my time at home today was limited.  Therefore, a simpler meal was the goal.  Enter Joy the Baker. Let me…

Crockpot Creations

Cold weather and the first weeks back to school call for a change in the weekly menu.  Out comes the crockpot from its perch on the 2nd fridge out in the garage.  Here are two easy recipes (new to me). Crockpot Italian Turkey Meatballs from the blog skinnytaste.com I was skeptical about the potential texture…

Gotta Love the Quiche

One of my oldest cookbooks, The Way to Cook by Julia Child , provides my “go to” quiche recipe.  I LOVE this recipe for one simple reason.  It is soooo easy to make. First, poke holes with a fork on the boom of your crust and prebake the crust for approx. 10 mins.  Next, decide on…

Dinner is Served, M’Lady

DOWNTON ABBEY – SEASON 3 It is finally here!  Season 3 of Downton Abbey has arrived.     The evening began with a cheese plate featuring cheeses from the British Isles: Colston Bassett Stilton from Neal’s Yard Dairy Cotswold Cheddar with Porter Seaside Cheddar Wensleydale with Cranberries Sparkenhoe Red Leicester Although all of these cheeses…

Whip In – Whip In Good!!!

The Whip In.  A highly eclectic establishment located on I35 just south of Riverside Drive.  We shall share here musings on the food, wine and entertainment that we enjoyed on our first visit to the Whip In. Debra:  My dear friend Gavin has been trying to get me to come hear his band play for…

Cooking at Home for the Holidays

January 2013 One of the best parts of having an extended holiday break is getting to spend time in the kitchen.  Although I did try a few new recipes, this year I prepared a lot of the boys’ favorites.  The colder weather provided the opportunity for us to enjoy some recipes we have not made…