We previously posted about all of the great new additions coming to La Centerra. Now, Bonefish Grill will be celebrating their grand opening Charity Night with an evening of fabulous food, wine, spirits and fundraising with 100 percent of the evening’s proceeds to benefit the Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center.
A $35 donation provides 2 drinks and a full tasting of the menu. RSVP is required as only a limited amount of seats are available.
Come and participate in a fun and free cultural experience by celebrating Israel’s 64th Independence Day with the Houston Jewish community by attending a celebration from 5pm-7pm, TODAY, April 26 at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center located at 5601 S. Braeswood.
There will be entertainment for all ages including:
Games & crafts
Food & carnival snacks
(free 1/2 pita falafel as long as supplies last, drinks available for purchase)
Israeli folk dancing
Israeli animation short at 7:00 p.m. – “Ben Gurion Hosting” (for adults)
I finally decided to try it out, and bought the two-pack on Amazon. I have read that along with some health benefits, coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer or even in your hair. I love the smell of coconut, and this particular brand seems to get very good reviews (Nutiva’s Cold-Pressed, Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil). No, they’re not paying me.
While I generally try to fry foods as little as possible, this oil is a fun alternative to my good old standby, olive oil. It does lend a slight coconut-y flavor to foods, but was very good in a chicken-broccoli-pineapple stir fry!
I started looking for other ways to use my new ingredient and found this delightfully yummy cookie recipe!
It made about 12 large chunky, chewy (dare I say decadent) cookies.
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspon baking soda
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In an electric mixer, beat together coconut oil, eggs, and brown sugar until well mixed.
Add remaining ingredients, mixing together just until all are incorporated.
Use a 1/3 cup-measuring cup to form cookies on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 9-11 minutes, or just until the outside of the cookies have browned.
On Saturday, April 21st, Cinco Ranch will present its Third Annual Cinco Ranch Nature Adventure.
Free and Open to the Public, the event, will take place from 11AM to 3PM, outdoors near the Cinco Ranch Lake House, located at 25202 Springwood Lake Drive, Katy, Texas 77494.
All rides and shows will be FREE, including demonstrations by the Houston Zoo, Texas Snakes and More, the Houston Frisbee Dogs, and an array of other educational organizations.
In addition, there will be a petting zoo, pony rides, camel rides, bungee trampoline, and inflatables.
New this year will be a human gyroscope, a live bird show, an interactive photo booth, and more!
Food and drinks will be sold, along with items to be purchased or donations to be made.
Parking will be available along Spring Green Blvd with a hay ride to pick up guests and take them to the event site. When you arrive please follow the parking directional signs and police officer signals as they direct traffic.
Take a trip to Chappell Hill, Texas on Saturday, April 14 from 10AM-6PM or on Sunday, April 15 from 12PM-5PM to see some of the most beautiful Bluebonnet Blossoms and other wildflowers in Texas!
Chappell Hill is located at U.S. Highway 290 and FM 1155. Admission is free and parking is $5.00. Vendors sell a variety of crafts and food. There is plenty of live entertainment, children’s activities, and tours of the community. For more information, see www.chappellhillmuseum.org.
We recently took a trip to New York City and had a wonderful time! There truly is something going on there at all hours of the day or night! Trip highlights include great theater, great food, great sightseeing and great shopping! Doesn’t that sound like a winning formula?
As for theater, we saw “Jersey Boys” and “Anything Goes.” They are both musicals and were outstanding performances! “Jersey Boys” is about the evolution of the group, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, and featured their music. “Anything Goes” is a revival of Cole Porter’s romantic comedy. It takes place aboard an ocean-liner during the 1930’s. The costumes, dancing and music from that era are fabulous.
When it comes to restaurants, it is difficult to find a bad one in New York City! We had several unforgettable meals. “Victor’s Cafe” serves incredible Cuban food, that combined with the music and the ambiance transports you to what it must have been like in Old Havana. “The Russian Tea Room” is elegantly decorated in gold and red and serves delicious Russian cuisine that includes Chicken Kiev and Boeuf a la Stroganoff. The Borscht was the best that I have ever eaten.
Highlights in sightseeing were the 9/11 Memorial, Top of the Rock, the Museum of Modern Art, Central Park, Chinatown and Little Italy.
As for shopping, a New York City staple that we do not have in Texas is Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street! I managed to do some major damage there and in many of the individual shops along Fifth Avenue.
This is a vacation that is on the expensive side, but worth every penny!