Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lexi's Pathetic Fictional Love Life

What am I reading now?
Lexi's Pathetic Fictional Love Life
(Jo Noelle)
*Yup, this is our book!

Annnd . . . what do I think so far?
I love Lexi and Gabe and Tillie. Maybe someday Tillie will get her own book too.

Lexi Middleton has been socially invisible to her classmates, but starting her junior year, that’s going to change. First, she’s determined to hook a boyfriend, ensuring dates with flowers and possible kisses on the doorstep. Second, she wants to be a writer for the school paper, even though it freaks her out to think of everyone judging her by her punctuation and metaphors.

High school is difficult enough—keeping up her grades, dealing with increasing sibling rivalry, and trying to stay out of the way of her personal nemesis, Amberlee—but when Lexi catches the eye of her long-time crush, she also becomes the focus of mean-girl tactics.

Caught between who she was and who she wants to be, Lexi must decide how to confront a bully, and choose who to let into her heart.


The Best Hot Sauce Ever

I love Mexican food, and I love hot sauce and chips! Here's a very special recipe. It was given to my husband's father from Mrs. Rios, who had a wonderful Mexican restaurant in Colorado.

6 C tomato juice
1 can 8-oz tomato sauce
1 medium onion, diced
1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic
1 heaping tablespoon cumino (cumin)
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried cilantro
1 tablespoon red chile powder
1 tablespoon dried chile pequin (or chile flakes) *This is where the heat is--so adjust to match your own tastebuds
2 tablespoons lime juice (can substitute lemon)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon dried oregano

Simmer for 30 minutes. Serve hot with chips!

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