“Name five things you got last year for Christmas?”
My nieces and nephews informed me that they want to see the Star Wars film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , as its going be the coolest movie of the year. Hearing this my heart warmed as I do not give my nieces and nephews material items for Christmas. They have enough aunts and uncles to do that. Instead, I like to think of myself as the cool one to teach life lessons and to give the gift of experience. The last several years it has been an outing to the movies. I purchase movie tickets at a discount at Costco and they are allowed to keep the extra $7 for concessions. I like to think of it as a life lesson in budgeting. My spouse, the Star Wars fanboy, has informed me no way in hell we’re getting a dozen seats to said movie. Did I forget about last year and how Star War fans broke the internet buying tickets? So, we did the next best thing and threw a viewing party at our home for them to watch The Force Awakens and to make tacos. As they entered our kitchen I went into my best Oprah giveaway voice “You get movie tickets and you get movie tickets!” They laughed and we hugged the kitchen filled with laughter. There was a moment where my oldest niece recounted every movie we have seen and almost every activity that accompanied it. My nephew asked if we were banned from making pizza after last year (don’t ask!). I couldn’t resist and I asked him a question someone once asked me “Name five things you got last year?” He looked at me quizzically and said “I got Beats headphones.” His younger brother said, “You go those for your birthday”. He smiled, “Yeah I did. I reiterated my question , “Name five things you got last year for Christmas?” I don’t know, but I remember last year pizza dough twirling contest and how _ got his stuck on the skylight”. My niece chimed in “I think I have that video on my phone?” Oh, the memories! So remember as you’re looking for the perfect gift- are they going to remember it next year?
Real life tips:
Tortillas : If you want improve your soft tacos, warm the tortillas. You can toast them individually over a gas burner or in a dry skillet to give them a little a char.
If you want a wow factor try this Tomatillos Meet Roasted Salsa Verde it won’t disappoint and best part you can make it ahead of time.