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ACMB at home #301087
09/28/08 03:57 PM
09/28/08 03:57 PM
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Leah-Ann Offline OP
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There are little reminders of Belize and friends from this message board in every room of my house but that is especially true in the kitchen. This was brought home to me in vivid detail this past week. We cook dinner at our house most every night of the week and it is not uncommon to have people pop up at the last minute to join us. Thursday night I got some steaks ready for the grill using a rub that was a combination of some NAPA spices and the remainder of a Genesis in the Jungle spice packet, picked up while shopping with Mrs. KC Jayhawk last time we were on the island together - love those spices, they taste like Belize to me.
Grilled some bread and popped it into a wooden bowl picked up in Bomba. Doorbell rings and the husband lets in some guy heís never met before - par for the course at our house! confused After the dog decides the guysís ok and calms down, hugs and smiles are exchanged and we open a bottle of Justin Cab, picked up on my last visit to that winery on the central coast, when TQ was in town for a visit. (TQ itís harvest time in wine country. whistle ) Good wine and great conversation while I got the rest of dinner going. Steaks came out really good and moved into the ďgreatĒ category when topped with the pear marmalade made by KC, hand-delivered during their visit last weekend. More wine and more great conversation about everything from politics to religion to vacations in general and Belize in specific, to how much we love TacoGirl and what a wonderful person klc is. Ya know, that Otter guy makes a right fine dinner guest! wink LaurieMar was supposed to have joined us for dinner, but she emailed me earlier in the day begging off - something about work interfering with her social life. crazy So we just made fun of her in her absence - jk, LM! laugh It was a really fun evening and we sent Otter on his way with a box of the NAPA rub (but not the rest of the pear marmalade - some things just need to be hoarded blush ) and a promise to think about returning with Mrs. Otter for a few days of winery hopping.
Sometimes I am truly amazed at the impact this strange tiny place has had on my life. I really must say again: thanks, Marty - this little world you created just rocks!

I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?
Re: ACMB at home [Re: Leah-Ann] #301088
09/28/08 04:07 PM
09/28/08 04:07 PM
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South Texas
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smile smile smile X 1000

Last edited by Chloe; 09/28/08 04:08 PM.

Dare To Deviate
Re: ACMB at home [Re: Chloe] #301094
09/28/08 04:28 PM
09/28/08 04:28 PM
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Kansas City MO
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LA, I couldn't agree more!! Both with the impact this board has had on our lives, but also with the wonderful hospitality of your home!! I'm glad you liked the chutney (or marmalade as it is apparently called on the left coast). There are reminders everywhere in our home of happy days spent in SP, but also of the great time we had visiting you. In fact, we'll be having Montevina Barbera with our lamb shanks this evening!! Thanks, girl!! grin

When you find a big kettle of crazy, it's best not to stir it.
Re: ACMB at home [Re: KC Jayhawk] #301117
09/28/08 07:38 PM
09/28/08 07:38 PM
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Amen again LA! This world that we share is brighter for the friends that we have met on the board. Thanks Marty! smile

Take the road less traveled
Re: ACMB at home [Re: divingcowgirl] #301118
09/28/08 07:58 PM
09/28/08 07:58 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 3,952
Frigin Cold Columbus, Ohio
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Must echo what a wonderful marmalade that was KC -- scrumptious.

Leah-Ann was a wonderfully gracious host and a fabulous cook. I was pampered and quite humbled by her great family and willingness to take me into her home after all our rambunctious debates -- a true testament to her character.

It was great conversation and I learned we agree on far more than we disagree methinks.

I've been travelling far too much lately and were it not for this board and the three good friendships I've solidified during this trip -- all coming from this board, I'd be far less a person for it.

Thank you all!!

I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: ACMB at home [Re: Otteralum] #301130
09/28/08 09:20 PM
09/28/08 09:20 PM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 3,294
San Pedro
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Great post Leah-Ann

This board and the people on it have really made a big impact on our lives in such a great way. smile

Original Belize Blog since 2007 and great for travel resources and discounts

Re: ACMB at home [Re: tacogirl] #301134
09/28/08 09:48 PM
09/28/08 09:48 PM
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Arizona USA
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Itís a wonderful place to be and to meet such great people as you all are! Iím so looking forward to November and meeting all those I havenít met yet and re-meeting all those I know! I do not believe there is another board that even comes close to the ACMB!!!!

"Hold on Tight To Your Dreams" ELO
Re: ACMB at home [Re: azbob] #301177
09/29/08 08:48 AM
09/29/08 08:48 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 4,672
Northern California
LaurieMar Offline
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Ah shucks, sounds like I missed a nice dinner while toiling away late at the office!

Sorry I missed meeting Otter. Work is all consuming these days and promises to be so through the end of October. No complaints given the economic times we are in and vacation to Belize is right around the corner! Then, no work for 11 days. . . Wooo hoooo!

Re: ACMB at home [Re: LaurieMar] #301179
09/29/08 08:59 AM
09/29/08 08:59 AM
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Posts: 10,850
Beautiful San Marcos, Texas
Ernie B Offline
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I surely wish ya'll would refrain from using that word. Makes me wanna take a nap.

Morning LM !

Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.
Re: ACMB at home [Re: Ernie B] #301188
09/29/08 09:52 AM
09/29/08 09:52 AM
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Arizona USA
azbob Offline
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Ernie, you mean that dirty, four letter word: "work"?

"Hold on Tight To Your Dreams" ELO
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