So let's start with my absolute favorite place to get food in D.C., Open City. It is delicious. I cannot get enough of their chicken sausage or grits- yummm. My mouth waters just thinking about it.
|Wheat toast, scrambled egg whites with swiss cheese & spinach, grits, chicken sausage, and pancakes. |
Did I mention their coffee is amazing and they serve it with the cutest animal crackers?
After spoiling myself with brunch, I then labored away in the kitchen for hours with my grandmother making tamales. My grandmother has been making tamales for my family forever. She is eighty- so she decided to share her recipe with me.
|Slow cooked and hand shredded pork being covered with a spicy chilly sauce and set to simmer.|
|Corn husks are used to wrap the pork and masa for boiling.|
|My beautiful Grandma making a tamale in her thirty year old handmade apron she created.|
|Shirts for CJ and his two cousins. We had to make sure we were game ready in New York!|
In all it was hectic, but worth it! Now, we are in California getting ready for Christmas :).