Saturday, August 21, 2010

eating praying & loving !!

Whew! What a busy, busy week.

We visited with my parents after exploring St. Augustine, and then came back home and jumped right back into work, chores, errands, the stuff of life. So here I am finally, after just now beginning to feel caught up!

I'm sorting through and editing our St. Augustine pics (still?), so I'll post about that soon.

But in the meantime I wanted to share the fun we had seeing the movie Eat Pray Love. I've been waiting for it all summer and it didn't disappoint! The timing was so cool ... the movie opened the same weekend that we were at my parents', so I got to go with my Mom, her neighbor Karen, and Sal (who reluctantly joined us for what is undeniably a chick-flick, isn't he such a good sport?!?). If you love a story about introspection and/or travel and great cinematography, then grab a girlfriend (or a willing husband/boyfriend, LOL) and let yourself go* to the theater for a journey through Italy, India, and Indonesia!

* EPL's tagline

And speaking of "eating", my Mom and I made mango soup (well, more like I bought the ingredients and she made it, since I don't cook --- unless making ice cubes counts??). The combination of mango and cilantro is delish!

the recipe (modified to be vegetarian):
2 large ripe mangos, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1/2 tablespoon fresh lemongrass, chopped
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Place mango, ginger, lemongrass and vegetable broth in blender or food processor fitted with metal blade and puree until smooth.
Place in large bowl.
Add yogurt and stir to combine.
Chill.
To serve, ladle soup into bowls.
Garnish with cilantro.
Serves 6.



Enjoy the weekend,

2 comments:

Momofboys said...

sounds like you had a yummy time!! and i think jason and sal would get along well...he would go to a "chick flick" for me too =)

sandalloons44 said...

yummy! I hope you don't mind that I copy that down. it made my mouth water as I was thinking of making mango salsa and chips on the side.
thanks!