Monday, August 17, 2009

Second Winner of the Aprovecho A Mexican American Border Cookbook

Ali Beauchamp, from the Divine Domesticity blog is the second winner of the August weekly sweepstakes prize of the Aprovecho, A Mexican American Border Cookbook. Congratulations! Please go to her blog and congratulate her and check out her beautiful blog. She rocks. Ali, your cookbook should arrive to you shortly – it’s in the mail.

There will be 2 more winners this month. Good luck.

Lack of blogging was not my intention after coming back from Dallas. I felt the old fire for desire to cook, take pics and write welling up within me. HA! The technical Gods thought differently. It’s amazing how much we depend on technology to get through the day. And when it breaks down, we find ourselves lost. But no worries, I spent my time configuring how I’m going to convert Lily’s old computer room into Bob’s new computer room. A little paint, some new drapes, repairing broken floor tile, etc. He’ll be happy. What I’m not moving in there is his collection of vinyl albums; they total about 1700! He’s got rock albums dating back 30-35 years. He keeps them alphabetized, so I’m not touching them.

So now that my kids have once again saved me from the computer demons in their quest to antagonize me with unspeakable viruses and spy ware, I will attempt to begin once again with my passion for all the cooking and baking and taking pictures and writing about my adventures in the kitchen. (As long as the techno-devils stay out of my house!)

Meanwhile, you guys know I’m from El Paso, Texas. I got this email from my “sis” Stella. She enclosed a wonderful tidbit written about Texas. It’s really long, so I’ll share it with you in segments. Here’s the first part of it. Have a great week my friends.

It's True; Texas has Everything!!

Need to be cheered up?

Happy, Texas 79042
Pep , Texas 79353
Smiley , Texas 78159
Paradise , Texas 76073
Rainbow , Texas 76077
Sweet Home , Texas 77987
Comfort , Texas 78013
Friendship, Texas 76530

Love the Sun?

Sun City , Texas 78628
Sunrise , Texas 76661
Sunset, Texas 76270
Sundown, Texas 79372
Sunray , Texas 79086
Sunny Side , Texas 77423

Want something to eat?

Bacon , Texas 76301
Noodle , Texas 79536
Oatmeal , Texas 78605
Turkey , Texas 79261
Trout , Texas 75789
Sugar Land , Texas 77479
Salty, Texas 76567
Rice , Texas 75155
And top it off with:
Sweetwater , Texas 79556

Why travel to other cities? Texas has them all!

Detroit , Texas 75436
Colorado City , Texas 79512
Denver City , Texas 79323
Klondike , Texas 75448
Nevada , Texas 75173
Memphis , Texas 79245
Miami , Texas 79059
Boston , Texas 75570
Santa Fe , Texas 77517
Tennessee Colony , Texas 75861
Reno , Texas 75462

Feel like traveling outside the country? Don't bother
buying a plane ticket!

Athens , Texas 75751
Canadian, Texas 79014
China , Texas 77613
Egypt , Texas 77436
Ireland , Texas 76538
Turkey , Texas 79261
London , Texas 76854
New London , Texas 75682
Paris , Texas 75460

No need to travel to Washington D.C.

Whitehouse , Texas 75791

We even have a city named after our planet!

Earth , Texas 79031

And a city named after our State!

Texas City , Texas 77590


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Congrats Ali!!! You are gonna love your new book!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Glad you'll be up and running again! The Texas lists were a hoot. Congrats to Ali!

Reeni♥ said...

Congrats to Ali!! And what cool Texas names. Glad your back!

girlichef said...

That's those facts!! Congrats to the winner...color me jealous...guess I'll have to buy it ;P!

Adam said...

With a state that large, I'm not surprised with that at all... very interesting :)

I've missed your posts, but then again... it is ONLY the internet. I think you hit it right on when you said we rely on it too much. The important fact is that you had fun with your family and are getting some projects done.

Ben said...

1700 vinyl records??? WOW! You have a small (or maybe huge) fortune right there.I'd be looking into selling them on ebay :-p

Congrats Ali! I am sure you are going to love your cookbook :D

Gloria Chadwick said...

Those computer demons got me, too. Don't you hate when that happens!? One of my favorite cities in Texas is Buda... I feel like meditating whenever I drive through there. :)

ARLENE said...

I love your posts, Teresa. I learn so much!

Dee said...

Love it! Texas list made my day! I'm so proud of our state, we are quirky & proud of it. Looks great, Congrats to Ali.

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