Wednesday, September 7, 2011

La Familia comes to San Antonio :)

It's been YEARS since my entire immediate family was together all at one time. 

My family lives on two different continents.  My father lives and works in Taipei, my mother lives and works in Washington, DC and my sister goes to school in Pittsburgh.  Now that I'm moving to Germany our family will be spread out on three continents! 

So it was truly a rare treat that my entire family came to San Antonio to visit me! :)


The 3 lovebugs are so excited! hahaha


My Sis!


My Dad!


My Mom!


The hubs!


Family Reunion!



When my family visited...


we ate...




and ate...


is it weird that my dogs like flaming cheetos?!




and ate...




and ate some more!




3 types of butter - cilantro butter, creamy rich butter and goat cheese butter

The cilantro butter was really unusual but I really loved it it was like almost a clean, fragrant butter and the regular butter in the middle was SUPER soft, creamy and rich. 

Duck confit w/ spatzle

This was my dish and it was CRAZY GOOD!!!  I'm always a big fan of duck whenever I see it on a menu especially when it's confit.  It's basically braised until the duck is essentially falling apart but the skin is SO CRISPY!! *DROOL* seriously I'm drooling as I'm typing this hahaha.

Fried Quail w/ spinach salad

GINORMOUS ribeye and fries

Texas really does everything bigger I have never seen such a crazy gigantic piece of ribeye before!  The steak had this really great char grill on the outside something that they don't really do in San Francisco so I was pretty surprised when I bit into it but it was DELICIOUS! 

Fresh blueberry cheesecake and crust

This was crazy good.  I'm not normally a big fan of cheesecake because it's so rich and dense.  But I was really surprised by this cheesecake it was light and almost tasted like a whipped cheesecake/whip cream!  LOVE!  The cheesecake crust also had a delicious homemade crushed gingersnap cookie.  It was crazy delicious! 


Thanks for visiting me, Lucas and the doggies! :)  

<3 you guys!

53 comments:

  1. I live near Pittsburgh! *O* What school does she go to? Pitt? CMU? Having lived here for so long, I feel like there's nothing here, so it's always interesting to me when people choose to come here. XD

    Anyway, your family photos are so fun and sweet! :)

    I'm pretty sure I found your blog through Jenny/Sushi Cat, btw!

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  2. awwww that's so sweet! and omg your sister looks just like you, SO CUTE!! hehehe it's great that your family got to spend time together. it's hard as the kids get older!

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  3. you and your sister look like twins, soooo cute!

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  4. OMG!!! YOUR FUR BABIES ARE GOING CRAZY! That's sweet your family was able to conjure up in one location....especially one that made it convenient for you hahahahahaha Though Im sure having the family all in once place could make it crazy sometimes! Omg all the good food, I really wanna bite of that duck and oh god, fluffy cheese cake? I normally don't like cheese cake either but I'll take a bit if you say it's nice and fluffy!

    Oh, those spicy cheetos, every time my bf and I pop down to Seattle he grabs bags and bags of those for home and don't worry my dog loves them too....do your dogs also do the nose lick like 200x after you give them one? Cause mines does LOL It's hilarious to watch but sometimes I wonder if Im killing his taste buds since those things are mad crazy!!! I can only have a few each time while bf can down a while bag in one sitting, crazy!

    Your sister and you look sooo much like your mom! It's uncanny! Your hubs also looks relaxed and happy around your family <-- it's a good thing hahahahaha Your fur babies probably had a hella good time having so much company over and getting belly rubs and ball throwing from everyone! Im glad you're doing well and I hope that move to Germany goes smooth!!!

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  5. Yay! Family reunions are always the best! Haha that is to cute your fur babies like hot cheetos. then again the BF likes to feed ours bananas O_O
    Your post reminded me how much I miss my family and it's rare were altogether as well. Very beautiful and happy family as well :)

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  6. oooh!!!! i really love the feeling outing with family! it really great!! n i bet you hve so much fun with you family with you. :) n the food was soooo delicious !!!! make me wanna go there n eat it all! hahah:D

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  7. Looks like you had a lovely time with your family! You're sister is so cute. LoL. All that food is making me super hungry D:

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  8. Looks like you had a blast with your family! I am so lucky that my family lives very near by. OMG, the food looks so delicious!

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  9. Naww your family is so cute AND I LOVE YOUR FUR BABIES!! Can't believe how crazily your family is spread out! It must have been really awesome to have a visit :D Hehe after seeing all those pictures of GLORIOUS food, I just want to eat...and eat...and eat...and eat! Even though I just had dinner *sigh*

    xxCindy

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  10. awww, you're such a lucky girl! Your sister is so adorable too :)

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  11. How sweet that everyone got to gather with you! My family is spread on two continents too and I hope we can get together for Christmas somewhere!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  12. You guys all look so sweet together :)Looks like you ate a lot of yummy stuff

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  13. Your family looks really nice! Your sis and u look really great together! In which city do you move to in germany?

    anyways greetings from germany :3

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  14. That's so sweet that your fam came to visit you! How awesome that you even got to get THAT coordinated. All my family are spread out over NW America and we can never coordinate our get-togethers! :) hahaha

    You and your sister look so alike!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  15. wow, looks like you all had a blast!

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  16. Awww this makes me nostalgic for my family. I live 8 hours away from my family and cousins and miss them SO much. I guess it's not too bad though since it's only an hour flight away! I can't believe your family lives everywhere, how amazing that you guys can do that :)

    You're moving to GERMANY?! For how long?! That's so exciting!!! I can't wait to read your posts when you move =)

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  17. is so nice to see all your family together!!
    the food looks amazing once again! especially that cheese cake..!!

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  18. I know what you mean about getting family members together. it is quite an ordeal. enjoy this time with your family. : )

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  19. how fun and fabulous is your family?! i can't imagine being so spread out like that - i have everyone in pretty much a 200 mile radius.

    you are right - EVERYTHING is bigger in texas - the food, the people, EVERYTHING :) i am glad to see you are enjoying some of the local fun and flavors. how much longer are you around for?

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  20. how fuuuuun!!! you guys ate a lot of yummy food! i swear i wish we could hang out because you pick the best food places!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    hi lisa's fam!

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  21. Yay! That's awesome that your family visited you. Looks like you had a lot of fun and great food.

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  22. awww what a lovely post! :)
    So nice to see your family.

    Looks like such a nice reunion!
    Good thing you guys had it because, WOW you guys will all be so far apart.

    How do you normally stay in contact with them, web chatting? And how often do you normally get to see your whole family like this?


    <3,
    Dana

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  23. awww such a lovely family! it's so nice to have your whole family come to visit you, reunions are so lovely!
    love your 2 cutie doggies <3

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  24. omg i love the family pic! uber cutee

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  25. drooling! i've been to texas but korean people always want to eat korean food so unfortunately i didn't have their amazing bbq!

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  26. awwww, your family is so cute! Your sissy looks just like you, haha!

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  27. your family is soooo precious, babe!! i'm glad to see that you settled in well in tejas! and LOL at your children liking hot cheetos, that's awesome!

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  28. Ooo you and your sister look so alike! My boy's from Pittsburgh tooo heard it's meant to be lovely. Your blog totally makes me so very excited about eating in America - the food always looks amazing!

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  29. Yay for a family reunion! Those are often hard to come by the older we get, so I'm glad you guys had a chance to catch up before you move even farther away!

    About the Cheetos, as my bf would say, your dogs have good taste! (They're his favorite too, haha)

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  30. All the eating looks sooooo good. That's wonderful everyone came to see you. It will be hard to be so spread out again

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  31. I can't believe your dogs eat Flaming Hot Cheetos...too funny and cute. FOOD and FAMILY is the best...it's great to have them both together. :)

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  32. Aw! That is so nice you guys got to meet up!

    Thanks for sharing! And making me hungry...as usual! :p

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  33. Aww your doggies are so cute! And I love family reunions too - they're such a great excuse to go out and eat haha :D Looks like you all enjoyed yourselves!

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  34. awwn the food looks delish! glad u had a great time with ur fam!

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  35. Aww that is so awesome! I love families with big appetites! It looked like a great time. Did you take them to the Cracker Barrel?

    Ooh the dogs eat flaming Cheetos? How does that effect their tummies?

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  36. So sweet! You have a beautiful family, Lisa. You and your sister really look alike. :D I thank you for the food porn of course! I think my hubs would love that enormous ribeye too...hehe. ;)

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  37. omg your family looks super close :) I have never tried flaming cheetos we dont have it here but its soo funny! haha! :D I think your sis is your mini you :)

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  38. That is so wonderful you got to see your family before you head to Germany. My family members too live on three different continents. My parents and youngest brother are in Bangkok. My other younger brother studies and works in Sydney, Australia. And here I am in the States.

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  39. You and your sis look soo much alike. :)

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  40. How sweet! You have a lovely family;) and the pooches are too cute!! xo -Taj

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  41. awww gotta love family. Did you make it to San Marcos yet?

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  42. FOOD <3

    Awww i love family photos, so sweet =] glad you guys got to meet up before you moved !!!

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  43. Family time is always the best! There's nothing like spending good quality time with your family. It's crazy that you're moving to Germany! That's a real experience! I'm so jealous!

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  44. ok...i have officially fallen in love with you. end and done. pack me up and take me to texas! :) i love your shoes!!! i really want a black sequin flat or a neutral one! i guess i will wait! are the bows fluffy? extra soft? they look like puffy clouds for your feet. :) and mmmm you always post the most amazing super fancy dishes i wish i could jump into the screen!

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  45. Awww, family and good eats? That is what life is all about (at least for me!). Looks like you had a great time!

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  46. That's mos def your family! You and your sister look alike :) I love your furrrrbabies. I wish I was a part of your family just to eat everything in these pictures. HEHE :D

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  47. You don't wear make-up when you're with your family? XD Just wanted to say that I'm the same way sometimes. They scrutinize my face too much when I do!

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  48. ahhh...I love family reunions! Looks like you guys had a blast..xo

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