It's been a while since I gave a shout out of thanks and kudos to my wonderful wife for the awesome meals she cooks for me and the boys.
She really surprised me this week. If you've been reading my blog for a while, then you'll know that (a) I love Mexican food, and (b) one of my favorite Mexican dishes is mole poblano (or some variation thereof like chicken enchiladas in mole sauce). Mole sauce is kind of an acquired taste, and not something I would ever expect my wife or kids to eat. Even so, she dug up a recipe for mole chicken tostadas and planned to make it for me for Father's Day dinner on Sunday.
Of course, I spoiled it for her.
After church, we were heading out to lunch, and I got to choose. Of course, I chose Los Toltecos over on Route 7 - one of the only places around here where you can find mole poblano. I had an absolutely heavenly dish they called mole rancheros - shredded chicken bathed in mole sauce with melted cheese on top, served with warm tortillas.
Since I had that for lunch, my wonderful wife held off on the special meal she had planned until Tuesday night.
I tell ya what.
Not only was it heavenly, but it was so good even ES liked it! Will wonders never cease?
I tell ya what else.
I got to have mole poblano TWICE in the SAME WEEK!!! :-)
Oh, and to TOTALLY make my Father's Day, after lunch at Los Toltecos, my wife took me for my other Father's Day surprise. Back when we were in Hawaii, I got to take ES out kayaking three times (Pearl Harbor, Waikoloa, and Chinaman's Hat). When the detailer had told us we were staying in Hawaii for shore duty, I actually started shopping around and was going to buy a kayak. Then one thing led to another and here we are in the DC area again.
Even so, there seem to be a good number of places to go paddling around here, and I've been researching going for a trip on the Shenandoah River and probably mentioned it to my wife half a dozen times or more in passing. I was really hoping for a gift certificate for a paddling trip on the Shenandoah River for Father's Day, but she did even better than that. She took me to EMS and let me pick out my own kayak. :-)
It's a sit-on-top sea kayak, and the same model that ES and I had rented for our trip around Chinaman's Hat.
Now I have new-toy-syndrome. I can't wait to get out on the water this weekend! There's an organized trip going down Goose Creek on Sunday I hope to join, but I also hope to get out on the Beaver Creek Dam Reservoir on Saturday just to test it out and practice the logistics of getting in and out with the boys.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sweetie, for the effort you put into making awesome delicious meals for us and for my awesome Father's Day presents!!!