Hispanic Food and Resolutions

Like most people, I ended 2012 with a hope and vision for what is to come this year. I will admit, I have never really been one of those people to do New Year’s resolutions because who really keeps them. Then a friend stressed the importance of making goals and also visualizing them through a vision board, which I hear Oprah swears by. It took me a while to get on board, but I now realize how important is.

This is me with four out of eight of my siblings (they are all light-skinned).

This is me with four out of eight of my siblings (they are all light-skinned) and a friend of the family.

Some of my goals were to start writing for myself by blogging, start living healthier by eating better and adding a workout regimen into my weekly schedule and work on relationships in my life including familial through family dinners. I am happy to report that its almost May and I am still working towards all of these goals.

This is me (C) with my big sister (L) and my aunt.

This is me (C) with my big sister (L) and my aunt.

This Saturday was actually my family’s third dinner and it was so nice. The theme was Hispanic foods so the menu included chips and salsa, fajitas, tacos, Spanish rice and a bottle of Jose Cuervo. I brought homemade alfajores, which are like butter cookies sandwiched with a caramel-like sauce called Dulce de Leche. I ate them a lot when I studied in Argentina my senior year. I also made homemade vanilla flan with butterscotch sauce. I wish I could tell you that my family devoured it like they tore up the alfajores, but it must have gotten messed up on the way to the event. It slid out of the bag it was in during a crazy turn. I have some more of the ingredients so I will give it another try.

Homemade alfajores made with butter cookies from scratch and homemade dulce de leche. They are sprinkled in coconut and powder sugar.

Homemade alfajores made with butter cookies from scratch and homemade dulce de leche. They are sprinkled in coconut and powder sugar.

What were your goals for this year? Are you still working towards achieving them?