Pepper, Tequila, Love and Smiles

Nature—via our pepper plant—blessed my Piano Man with a pepper for his birthday. She even kissed the fruit with cleansing raindrops. That’s how much she loves my fiancé *shakes her bracelet and giggles*
I love him, too, so of course I conjured up some tasty magic to turn Nature’s gift into my Piano Man’s birthday brunch. The pepper was delicious—sweet, juicy and so prettily red.
For dinner, we had pineapple-ginger barbecue ribs, arepitas de yuca, greens and fruit salad with a nutty peach vinaigrette, and corn on the cob as big as my forearms. I don’t have any pictures of the meal. Somewhere between enjoying the yumminess and having to accept that my Baby Boy (he’s in his 20s, but who cares) slaughtered us at dominoes, I forgot to shoot the birthday grub.

But I did remember to capture several of my Piano Man’s smiles. Look at that handsome face ;-)

“You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift…” I believe Brad Garrett has a very good point. Don’t you think so, my Wicked Luvs? 

22 comments:

  1. So cute :D....and that pic of receiving cash from Ella...priceless. I bet there aren't many parents out there that will ever know that feeling lol :D XXX

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    1. I was so proud of her when she finished her card, and then spent a great number of minutes debating if she should give him one or two dollars LOL. You should have her face, and hear the soliloquy that came with it. I just thought it was wonderful that she took money from her (extremely protected lol) allowance to give it to daddy ;-D

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  2. Aww... Happy Birthday to your Piano Man! And as someone who doesn't possess a green thumb, I have serious pepper-envy! Yep. It's a thing. ;)

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    1. As a chronic sufferer of backyard-envy, I totally understand pepper-envy. I walk around suburbs staring at peoples home gardens; daydreaming about all the things I could plant there. So, "Yep. It's a thing," indeed ;-D

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  3. The Little Princess is growing up:) I have had such a craving for a Tequila Sunrise, you just don't know ;) What wattage in that sunshine-smile.

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    1. She is growing in every way--tall of body and huge of brain ;-)

      I can't remember the last time I had a Tequila Sunrise... must investigate. I was thinking about watching Practical Magic and blending some margaritas.

      That smile can illuminate entire worlds ;-D

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  4. What a lovely day. So many gifts from the heart. Wonderful smiles he gave in return.

    Did you save the Pepper seeds to grow some more?

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    1. Between bites--he said he had a great birthday ;-)

      And yes, I saved almost all the seeds. It didn't have many ;-(

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  5. His smiles are just delicious! That sweet little pepper is almost as sweet looking as your Piano Man. What a wonderful birthday gift for him! Happy Birthday Piano Man!

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    1. Doesn't he smile with his entire body? Makes you want to kiss him! Um... maybe that's just me LOL

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  6. Happy Birthday, Piano Man! Play on!

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  7. Tequila sunrises....oh what a deal. Sweet Man and I love them. As a younger couple we used to imbibe them quite often...then we ran out of tequila one night and only had gin, we made it with gin and called them Schazzams. Because they were in served in Captain Marvel glasses. I know, right?
    Great gifts....and his expressions are so dear. 2 bucks from Ella? She really knows how to treat her Dad right.
    xoxo Oma Linda

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    1. Petoskystone first and now you, too? I must make a couple of tequila sunrises now. Yum, yum, yum!

      She was very happy with his reaction to her gift. He is a great Daddy, isn't he? Always knows just how to make the little one happy and proud of herself ;-)

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  8. Oh what a wonderful post, such smiles!!! - but when oh when dear Magaly are you going to post some recipes????? I promise I won't complain if the food isn't grown in Canada (ha ha). May you celebrate a thousand happy birthdays together!

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    1. I am so very delinquent when it comes to recipes. I owe my spaghetti recipe, my oxtail recipe, my pumpkin chili recipe, my white-fleshed sweet potato and Bailey's Ice Cream recipe... I'm a terrible recipe keeper. I need to get myself to do it. And don't fret, you'll find everything in Canada. It might be called something else, but you'll find it. I did when I was there, and I was in a very tiny town. Also, I know you're the queen of replacements ;-D

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  9. Happy Belated Birthday to your fiance ;o) I love saying that ;o) A very special day! Great photos! You got me hungry! Magaly, you are a great cook!!! I mean in the kitchen! LOL! Hugs ;o)

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    1. It is a nice word, isn't it? And yes, I'm great... not just in the kitchen ;-D

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  10. Mmm mmmmmmm A pepper & a Mr hottie ;) a winning combo, such a yummy post :)

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    1. Finger-licking mixture indeed. Yum, yum, yum!

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  11. Happy belated birthday to the awesome Piano Man! Love thes pictures and YUM to those glorious meals. Mina

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    1. I will tell him. He has been requesting to get his birthday celebrated every day, so you aren't lat at all ;-D

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