LaMamacita: September 2008 Archives

Music For Your Monday

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In addition to a weekly dose pretty shoes, book talk and fine art from us Summas, I offer you Music For Your Mondays. A featured song, album or artist of varying genres and, you know, taste.

This week's selection is in honor of Smock, post birthday. She requested it when informed I was assigning her a new ringtone, we preformed our own little cover of it, then confessed neither of us new who it was, but man, is it groovy.

So enjoy Norman Greenbaum crooning Spirit In The Sky (and some far out dancing and effects), which sold 2 million copies in '69 and '70.

Spirit In The Sky - Awesome video clips here

What do you think of this happening song? What are you currently listening to?

Handwriting Assignment of Choice...

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if you're a 5 year old boy.


Dear Smock

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Hope it is the very best!

The Littles

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Baby C is 7 months old and has had a crazy couple of months. She started sitting, crawling, talking and eating solids (in that order) all in the past 4-5 weeks. So much fun and so busy! I'm finding #3 to be the baby where you relax at last.

Here I give you She Bends It Like Beckham:

JS started kindergarten this year. I cannot believe my baby is reading, writing, sassing me. All these very grown up things. You hear people tell you when you're expecting your first how fast they grow up, not that I didn't believe it, but was unprepared for just HOW fast.


JA will be 3 on All Saints. He is my saint. No terrible twos with this guy. He's really into trucks, robots and has the cutest voice in el mundo.


Sorry about the giantness of these. I'm hopeless technology wise!

Dinner and a Movie


Papicitio's days off are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which leaves me almost constantly confused about what day it is. Mondays are our Fridays, which are right after Sundays and Mass. Most strange, to be sure.

Anyway, Tuesday night is movie and yummy dinner night. A big dinner followed by children's baths, stories, kisses, and (hooray!) Jiffy Pop and a low budget movie that is usually perfectly terrible.

This week dinner was my Veggie Bean Burritos, scrumptious, easy, flexible and I must express, it's all about the spices. Spices, people! You can throw veggies in a tortilla and bake it and it will be edible, but the right combo of spice takes it to deliciousville. I think a lot of people are afraid to sprinkle, pinch, garish their food. I say DO IT.

Veggie Bean Burritos

1 28oz can diced tomatoes, drained (I like the fire roasted ones)
1-1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup red onion (or not)
2 large garlic gloves, minced or pressed
1/2 tsp sea salt
ground black pepper to taste
1 tsp chile powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1-2 cups cooked beans of your choice, black is my favorite in this
1 can corn kernels
1/2 tsp honey
6 large tortillas
1-1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella, if you like

Press the drained tomatoes to remove as much liquid as possible. Set aside 3/4 cup of the tomatoes. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and all the dried spices and herbs. Stir through for 5-6 minutes, then add remaining ingredients, including diced tomatoes (except the reserved portion). Cook for a few minutes, then remove from heat and cool.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spoon about 1/6 of the cooled filling into each of the tortillas, leaving space around each edge. Bring bottom edge over the top of the filling, and begin to roll up the burrito, tucking in the sides as you go until fully rolled.

Place burritos, folded side down, in a lightly oiled baking dish. Sprinkle the reserved diced tomatoes over the top of burritos. Cover with foil and bake for 15-17 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle with optional cheese, and bake uncovered for another 5-7 minutes until tops have browned slightly.

I like to serve with guac, hot sauce, chips and salsa. You can use any veg (or meat, if you wish!) in this. Great for those cleaning out the fridge and cupboard days.

Our movie this week was Cinderella, a Korean horror film about a group of college girls obsessed with plastic surgery, a creepy ghost, and creepy mother. It was confusing, poor and weird. I don't recommended it unless you have an unnatural fondness for terrible foreign indies. Which I do.

Baby Must Haves

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A friend sent me these pages full of gems: 20 Baby Products

Which one frightens you the most?

It's Me!

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I am thrilled to be a Summa now. I've been reading this blog about 4 years and am shocked, honored and grateful to be a part of it. MamaT and Smock are staples on my short list of very favorite people and are even more caring, intelligent and hilarious than they seem online if you can believe it. To be invited into their pod is blowing my mind.

I'm La Mamacita! I'm in Dallas, and a member of SMV, as MamaT said. I'll be 26 and will have been married to El Papicito 8 years this fall. He's is my highschool sweetheart and completely rad. We were baptized into The Church together Holy Saturday of 2005. We have two brilliant, hilarious and hardcore sons, aged five and two years, and a sublime and beautiful daughter of almost 7 months.

We're starting our first year of homeschooling, we like hiking, swimming, music making and music listening. I love reading, creating, eating, drinking, cooking. I was a vet tech before motherhood. My patroness and bff is Magdalena. I have great interest in social justice and activism in child/baby/birth related causes. I'm dependent on coffee and chocolate.

I can't wait to get settled in here, to get to know and hopefully amuse you!




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