1. The brisket quesadilla at Mi Cocina. I could eat this every day. I'm not even a huge fan of brisket, but this quesadilla really does something for me. I crave it. It's one of the best foods I have ever tasted. Because I like it so much, I ordered brisket quesadillas at a couple of other restaurants but none can compare to the one at Mi Cocina. Because the brisket is piled on so thick, the thing is a solid inch (or more) tall. It costs about $11 but can easily be shared by two people. So just order one and a couple of drinks and that's a fairly cheap dinner out.
2. Sparkle and Shine by Steve Earle. I hardly ever listen to the radio anymore. I just happened to have it on last night when I was driving. As luck would have it, an amazing song came on that just reached out and grabbed me. This happens to me every once and a while- I love it when I hear a song that I fall in love with immediately. So I looked it up when I got home and found it on you tube. I haven't liked any of the other songs I've listened to by this artist, but this one song is perfect.
3. The Pandora App. I know I am so late on this. Everyone has been talking about how cool this is for years. I don't have an iphone though, Cody does. So, I never explored this App until last night when I was sitting in the car with a sleeping Lucas while the rest of the family enjoyed fireworks. I grabbed his phone, downloaded the app, played with it for about 40 minutes and now I am totally hooked. I like it when it tells me why it chose a certain song for me.
"We chose this song because of the folk rootsacoustic sonority
repetitive melodic phrasing
melodic string accompaniment
major key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a smooth male lead vocalist
a prominent flute part
acoustic rhythm guitars"
I love me a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin' you know! Now I realize I can use pandora online at home, too. I know, I know...I am so slow to figure things out sometimes.