pulled pork tacos

60 Years and Counting

Sixty years ago on July 7, Robert (Bob) & Jeanette Butterfield were married and began the dynasty which produced 7 children, 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren (thusfar). They’ve owned homes from Michigan and Illinois to Texas and finally, New Mexico. It’s been quite the journey and 50 of us gathered over the July 4th weekend to help them celebrate this momentous occasion of their anniversary.

It was such a good time to catch up on everyone’s lives—we will have another wedding to attend next year—thankfully not one of my children this time. A couple of the grandchildren are nearing their college graduations, one brother is building a home, new jobs and ventures, surgeries recovered from…we covered a lot of news! Not to mention how fun it is to see all of the cousins bond as they move into adulthood. But the highlight of the weekend was the party on Saturday evening with margaritas, sopapillas and mariachis.

Over the years, Bob’s speeches have delighted the entire family and extended relatives. He shares jokes and memories and almost always sings a song. His contribution in tribute to Jeanette on this evening was very touching.

Gentle woman, quiet light,
morning star, so strong and bright,
gentle Mother, peaceful dove,
teach us wisdom; teach us love.

 He wasn’t quite able to make it through the verses, due to emotion, but how sweet was this insight into their marriage? The love and respect that he feels for his lifemate was so evident and a glimpse of how blessed he feels after their 60 years together.

Another remarkable thought I want to share about Bob & Jeanette-you’ve heard the old adage, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Well, I’d like to boast that my in-laws, at the ages of 80 and 82 ate SUSHI (for the first time ever) with us in Seattle when we traveled there in May. They were adventurous and fearless and I hope my children will say the same of me when I reach their age.

Order online using the link below or the contact tab above. The menu is also provided in a link and I appreciate orders to be received by 10am on the day prior to your desired pick-up. Please include your cellphone number.  Pick-up at 9800 Preston Road on the following days and times:

Tuesday 2-4pm
Wednesday 12-4pm
Thursday 12-4pm

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This leap year is moving forward with big leaps!

We are approximately 60 days into the new year. You know that feeling during the first week of January, when everything is a clean slate — empty calendar pages, brand new journals, fresh resolutions on a crisp sheet of paper. And in a blur, we stand at the door of the 3rd month of the year.

Sometimes we are tempted to throw in the towel on those resolutions we made with all sincerity in January; but I say, on the eve of the last month of the 1st quarter, it’s time to look back at that list and pat yourself on the back for the small victories or headway you’ve made toward a goal. Or respectively, an opportunity to reevaluate and adjust to more reasonable timeframes.

For me, I am through the tax process (a bit of an ordeal for a small business owner) which was hanging over my head and now that I have the monkey off my back, I am looking again at my goals and resolutions.

1. I need to begin writing a cookbook, a goal that’s been simmering on the back burner for a while and this is the year to do it…empty nest, no weddings to plan, no parties to throw.
2. I am working on growing my patience. Still working on that one.
3. Professionally, I need to decide where I’m taking this business of mine…hmmm….have met a couple of roadblocks there, will be concentrating heavily on this one over the next four weeks.

So March is my re-calibration month! Oh, and I have a new toy that I will be experimenting with…if you want to know what it is and see the things I try, follow me on instagram @butterfieldgourmet!

Have a great week,


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Tuesday – NW Hwy & Preston, 2:30 pm, 3pm, 3:30 pm
Wednesday – NW Hwy & Preston, 2:30 pm, 3pm, 3:30 pm
Forest & Preston, 4:30 pm
Thursday – NW Hwy & Preston, 2:30 pm, 3pm, 3:30 pm
Forest & Preston, 4:30 pm

BG Menu for Feb 29

Cinco de Mayo - addictive mexican food and margaritas!

fresh tomato salsa
I really do love Mexican food, and especially that specific strain known as Tex-Mex. I grew up (mostly) in New Mexico and that is a completely different cuisine, relying heavily on Hatch chile peppers which I love as well. But I believe, as does my husband, that Tex-Mex can become an addiction with its spicy red salsa and crispy, salty tortilla chips at each meal; sour margaritas that sneak up on you and sizzling fajitas served alongside guacamole and fresh tortillas. We can eat it every week and only manage not to when exercising great self control!

I also think it’s one of the cuisines that is just better when eaten out. Those Tex-Mex kitchens churn out refritos, tortilla soup, enchiladas with consistency, always hot and delicious.  However, there are a few things that we have mastered at home that can rival the Tex-Mex restaurant – Chicken Tortilla Soup, brisket or pulled pork tacos, fresh salsa and the classic margarita. One year my husband and I were on a sales club trip at the Ritz Carlton Cancun and we had the opportunity to take a cooking class.  It was in that class that I was first introduced to Reposado Tequila and my life was transformed. Order something from my Menu this week, make up a batch of these Ritz Carlton Margaritas and treat yourself to a Cinco de Mayo fiesta!