Local radio personality Steve Dahl declared that he had the best tacos at a Mexican restaurant in Mt. Prospect called Los Compadres.  Tony and I wanted to go to the Japanese grocery store, and figured we would combine the trip on Saturday.

I decided to get the combo plate – a great deal at $6.99.  I got carne asada and ground beef on my tostada.

Yep, this was the best Mexican food we’ve had – the meat was so flavorful and a splash of fresh lime juice over the top did the trick – as well as their red salsa – holy cow was it good – I think you may see I added a touch to my tostada!

And then we went to the Japanese grocery store – its always fun to look around at all the interesting things they have – and Maggie I thought of you when I saw a big pile of kobacha! 

The weather was perfect on Saturday.  We decided to grill out – I made rosemary potatoes and Tony picked up a couple of ribeye steaks.

We have this giant tree in our backyard that blooms flowers that are so pretty, but they only last a couple days and they all seem to drop off at the same time.  I wish they would stay longer.

And for Father’s Day I made another version of Brandi’s breakfast bread pudding, this time adding diced apple, dried cranberries and dried cherries – delicious!

I wish the tone of this post could be a bit more upbeat, but I am just not feeling it.  Long time readers will be shocked to read this, but Hannah and Tony are like oil and water, the two just don’t mix no matter how hard I try.  It’s hard when the two people you love the most don’t get along – so yesterday was a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me – I am not going to go into details, but let’s just say yesterday was a long day and leave it at that.