Thursday Beach Series

i just realized that I never posted last week’s beach Thursday. I can totally blame that on mom brain, right?

So let me digress a bit: last week we tried out pork pinchos (kebobs) using this Asian style marinade. I was worried after making the marinade because I’m really not a measure-er (is that a word?) and I thought maybe it would be too salty or too sweet. I normally tend to worry about under/over seasoning. 

Turns out I worried for nothing. They ROCKED! We gobbled them up so fast that I didn’t even take a pic of them! Total fail. I was able to catch this little one snoozing away while We enjoyed an aguacate that our vicino (neighbor) brought over for us. Can anything beat a just picked avocado!!??

  
Alrighty, now we’re up to date! Today the beach is quiet (school started — YES) so I think the beaches will be quiet again during the week. And it’s the most beautiful blend of blue, turquoise, and green hues I’ve seen in awhile. Here’s a pic but it really doesn’t do it any justice. 

  
We have also added to our list of gear as well. Like we really need more, right? I was commenting to my father the other week that it would be helpful to have another table to put the cooking essentials on, rather than just have them haphazard  on a beach chair. We have a Table in a bag, kind of like this (but I don’t think we paid this much for it) that has worked out great. But the grill takes up most of the space and left us with our plates on our laps. Not very convenient. 

And then we came across this little gem, which seems perfect (pic below). So we’re trying it out today, along with a variation/combination  of a few recipes I found online that basically consists of about 3tbs soy sauce, 2tbs brown sugar, 1tbs lime juice, pinch of red pepper flake, and a glub of olive oil. Marinate overnight, then skewer in the morning and cook till cooked through. They were so moist that it was even overlooked I forgot to do a dipping sauce. 

La nena is knocked out asleep right now after her bath and a quick feeding. The new contraption worked out great. Us adults are partaking of a cocktail and I think the husband is bringing dinner home. Score! There may even be a rain shower off in the horizon. I’d say it was a pretty damn good day! 

Now prepare for a photo blast. Sorry!

 

my little chiquita and me. it was a good day!

  

my favorite things.

  

our spot!

  

our new addition. still figuring out where to put things.

 

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3 thoughts on “Thursday Beach Series

  1. Laura August 13, 2015 at 2:38 pm Reply

    nice! What beach is this?

    • Jen August 13, 2015 at 2:47 pm Reply

      Hey Laura! This playa sardinera in Isabela. It’s off 466 (in isabela) or you’d take 4466 to 466 if you’re coming from aguadila. It’s a protected cove so it’s really safe for swimming. And there’s little kiosks that seeks food as well as a few restaurants. Our favorite is El Anzuel, which has the best coconut shrimp and calamari. And Aricely, the server, is so sweet!

  2. Barbara Schutt August 14, 2015 at 6:15 am Reply

    Wow, looks like a great set for the day’s enjoyment! Yes, mommy brain does take over and we lose ourselves sometimes. It is so wonderful that your father is there to help and have adult conversations with 🙂 Oh, I love Gabi’s long lashes in the sleeping picture…why can’t we keep these into adulthood?

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