Monday, December 12, 2011

MINI VENDOR FUNDRAISER: Jose Rizal Center

Let's help save our free and discounted programs! Let's help to keep our Senior Citizens fed!!

featuring:

FARID GRIYECH ART
Original & Custom Made Artwork, On-Site Sketchwork

LIA SOPHIA
High Quality Fashion Jewelry

MAKEUP BY MARIANA
Makeup Consultations & Makeovers

PAMPERED CHEF
Kitchenware, Cutlery, Bakeware, Cookware

Friday, December 16, 2011
6pm-10pm
Jose P. Rizal Heritage Center
1332 W. Irving Park Rd
(between Clark St & Lakewood Ave)
Chicago, IL 60613

We will also be raffling off a gift basket containing products from Farid Griyech Art, Lia Sophia, Makeup by Mariana, and Pampered Chef. Any guest buying $50 or more will receive a raffle ticket. Raffle winner announced at 10pm. *Winner must be present to receive gift basket.

*Percentage of Profits made will be donated to the Rizal Center*
(Maintenance, Improvements, Free & Discounted Programs, Senior Citizen Programs)


Events

A Quick Snack.

Being on a budget has me re-thinking about going out for a late night snack. My go to snack lately has been Tuna Salad. Its quick, simple, easy and best of all cheap.

1 can of Tuna
1/2 Apple
1 tbsp Sweet Relish
2 tbsp Mayo
Salt & Pepper

Chop the Apple into cubes. Mix Tuna, Relish, Mayo, & Chopped Apple all together in a bowl. Season with Salt & Pepper. Enjoy as a sandwich or as is.

Very Filling, healthy and quick for those times you DON'T have any time!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Still Busy Be

I have so many projects going on that I keep starting and will eventually finish them one at a time! My latest is a newsletter of some sort for the community. We'll see how it goes. Maybe just start off small with sending articles to the local "Newshound" paper.

My husband and I did find a gem this last weekend. Its a new restaurant: Bree Thai Restaurant on Archer & Central in Garfield Ridge (5306 S Central Ave, Chicago, 773-767-3200).

We ate & drank these wonderful and delicious treats: Tofu & Shrimp Pad Thai, Beef Pad Thai, Thai Southern Fried Rice, Beef Pad Si-Ew, Crab Rangoon, Shrimp in a Blanket, Shu-Mai, Fried Wonton, Tom Yum Soup, Chicken Satay, Edamame, Egg Rolls, Pot-Stickers, Veggie Tempura, Poh-Tak, Thai Custard, and Thai Ice Tea. This was in TWO sittings not ONE. And the other one was with the kids & my parents. I LOVE food but I wouldn't be able to eat all that!

I would say that Bree's Pad Thai is the best I have ever tasted. Its cooked fresh to order with FRESH INGREDIENTS. Such a key to good food. I have never had Thai Iced Tea until I came here. I actually wanted some hot tea since it was a cold night. I probably should of specified. But the waiter, also Bree's husband, came out with this concoction which was so deliciously sweet. Its my favorite probably more so than Horchata now.

You can definitely tell the food is made with love and thoughtfulness. Bree is definitely compassionate about her restaurant and it shows in the dishes she creates. Her and her husband are genuinely nice, very down-to-earth people. We will definitely come back here again and again!