Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Why It's Good to Have a Big Brother

Not only did he cook us a gourmet meal last night, he saved my rear tire from falling off the car.

First the tire. Yesterday we dropped Ibis off for work and were on our way to the grocery store when the rear tire started making a lot of noise. Similar to a flat, but I'd just checked it and I knew that wasn't it. We took a look when I parked and discovered the lugnuts were barely attached to a tire we recently replaced, and one had completely fallen off. We were minutes from certain DEATH! (well, maybe not death, but no one wants their tire to fall off.) My brother is the one who noticed it so he tightened them up and we were all set.

Now my brother is not a mechanic, he's actually a chef, and last night he cooked us one of the best meals I've ever had. Here he is cooking:


I completely forgot to take a picture of the salad. Garlic shrimp on a bed of lettuce with avocado, grilled radishes and a crazy balsamic/ginger/garlic dressing. The main course was mahi-mahi with roasted potatoes and grilled onions. Yu-um!


Look how happy Ibis is to have a gourmet meal right in our very home! Don't mind the plastic cups.


Today we're going to the beach half an hour south of here. I'll let you know tomorrow if we see anything out of the ordinary.

14 comments:

Turkey Lurkey said...

Yum! :)

Glad you discovered the tire before it fell off! Your life is just one adventure after another!

Janna Qualman said...

How long is your brother there?

*hops a flight to head in for a gourmet meal*

I love using plastic cups! By far my preference.

Penguin said...

I never knew your brother was a chef.
How cool, makes me jealous.

That looks very very good.

Where does he work? Might have to head over his way to get a meal when he gets back.

WendyCinNYC said...

Aw, what a nice brother. Have fun!

Robin said...

Wow! That looks totally yummy! Can I be an adopted sister?

Nadine said...

That meal looked amazing!!! Makes me hungry just looking at the pictures!

And great that he was there to fix the tire!!

Can I switch brothers? Yours is so cool and mine is a bit of an ass.

gypsyscarlett said...

I'll gladly accept any leftovers. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Turkey, it was so bizarre. I'm glad we were able to catch it in time. I wasn't going very fast, but I'm sure it would have royally screwed up the car.

Melanie Avila said...

Janna you have three more days! From the beach we were at today we watched dozens of planes landing and taking off, so you shouldn't have a problem catching a flight. :)

I've broken most of our glassware, so now we use plastic. Plus they sweat less.

Melanie Avila said...

Penguin, he's sooo good! He works at Naha in downtown Chicago.

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Wendy! We've convinced him to make dinner again tomorrow night. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, come join the family! He was adopted, then my step-dad adopted me, so you'd fit right in.

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, mine has his moments too, but since I don't see him very often, he ranks high for me. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Gypsy, get in line...