Monday Blog Hijackery or Hey, isn't it still Sunday?

I am hoping that by introducing you to my friends that 1) you'll go visit their blogs and get to know and love them as much as I do. And 2) That you'll forgive me for not posting as often. 

Today's Monday Blog Hijackery is courtesy of my friend who's practically a sister, Amanda Dufau. She blogs over at Brandon's Puppy on her day-to-day goings on, and about her beautiful sons and husband. Hers is more classically diaryish. And when I say classically, it's because that's usually the word that pops into my head when I think of Amanda.

Let me introduce you to my classical blog-friend, Amanda.  ("Hi Amanda!")

I asked her to please do a Monday Blog Hijackery for this week. Of course, she agreed. But being the over-achiever that she is, she posted on Sunday night. Classic!

I would tell you how besides cyberspace, we are connected, but I've already blogged about that before.
Be sure to follow the links, they tell more of our story.
And thanks, Manders. I appreciate your visit to my blog-casa. (Let's work on getting you out here to visit the REAL casa, okay?



It’s Sunday night, about 8pm.

As I type this entry, I am waiting for our rice cooker to go off.
In it are the ingredients to Marta’s Arroz con Salchichas. It’s a regular staple at my house, I make it every couple of weeks. It’s one of those meals that I can whip together in less than 30 minutes, and I know that hubby and the boys will love.

Arroz con salchichas

It’s quick and easy, and the best part? It’s made with love. No really, I’m not being corny.

Didn’t you know? That’s Marta’s secret ingredient in all her recipes. You won’t find it in any of the ingredients lists of any of her recipes, but it’s in there. Just ask her!

In my particular case, that special ingredient planted a seed a long, long time ago in a little house in Manatí, Cuba.

That seed grew (a lot), and now stretches about 70 years and roughly 3000 miles across the country. Oh, and of course, it’s all over cyberspace too…that little guy gets around!

In a nutshell, MBFCF is part of MRLEF (My Real-Life Extended Family, aren’t I clever?!), so much so that I’ll drop whatever I’m doing if any Darby is in town just to visit with them for a bit, and I’ll willingly offer my couch or an inflatable mattress if they need to spend a few nights at my house. I know if I flew over to the West Coast, they’d do the same for me and my brood in a heartbeat.

Amanda & Amy Kikita feeling the Cuba Nostalgia vibe. Miami, 2008.

Thanks Marti, for letting me ramble a bit around here as your new Monday Blog-Hijackee.

I know technically it’s not Monday, but I figured being early is better than being late (If only I could follow that advice in my day-to-day life…).

I’m off to enjoy dinner with my family, sprinkled with a whole bunch of love on top!”

Thanks, Amanda!
It was a lovely hijack. =D

If anyone else out there wants to hijack my blog on any random Mondayjust shoot me an email. Write Monday Blog Hijackery in the subject line so I don't accidentally delete you.  This could be fun. =D