Foodie Mamas are Sane Mamas

19 Jun

Mothers and wives: Always have something for yourself.

Since I have been married, I have always had something for myself – a dedicated time just for you. When I was in direct sales, it was a weekly meeting  – one night every week I knew I would be without my husband or kids. I’ve been blessed belong to a stay at home mom group who meets for playdates but more importantly, has one Mom’s Night Out once a month. And sometimes it’s Mom’s Night In just to hang out. Last week, I introduced you to another group –  Christian Women’s Small Business Association. Having these connections where you can talk to other adults with out being a *just* a wife or a mom will keep you sane.

Recently, I met another fabulous group of mamas, San Antonio’s Foodie Mamas. This group is mainly led by Bryanna or @oursommlife who is married to a sommelier. She knows her food, people! And wine! She, with help of other foodie mamas, pick a hot and fabulous San Antonio restaurant and about once a month, we meet for delicious gourmet food, wine and lots of laughs.

Admittedly, our family is not a ‘foodie’ family. We tend to stay on the side of chain restaurants or taquerías. When I first heard about this group, I thought ‘what a wonderful way to meet other mamas who blog. After all, food creates community’. However, I was nervous about  those fancy restaurants. THANKFULLY I went anyway. Because of these mamas, I have been to some of the best restaurants and eaten some of the most delicious and well prepared food since I studied in Spain! And I only had gourmet food there because our instructor insisted we eat ‘real’ food.

Our most recent lunch was at Bin 555 Restaurant and Wine Bar. Somehow the food is even better when the chef comes out at every course and describes the ingredients, where they came from and how they prepared it. Thanks Chef  Jason Dady for the special Foodie Mamas attention!

Bin 555’s Foodie Mamas Menu:

Texas Peach Mint Julep Cocktail

Lemon Cucumber-Cantaloupe Gazpacho with Shaved Fennel Pepper Salad and Micro Shiso

Salad of Summer Squash with House Ricotta, Patiio Basil and Charred Tomato Vinaigrette. This salad was my favorite course!! And it’s not easy to pick a favorite.

Fried Chicken with Marble Potatoes, Braised Kale and Honey Butter (shoulda been ‘Hon-ae Butta’)

Texas Peaches with Lemon Poundcake, Mascarpone and Basil. That’s basil powder! Pretty cool, eh?

The super star chefs at Bin 555. @ChefRFN @chefpjedwards @chefjasondady

The ladies  may argue whether or not #foodiemamas are sane mamas.

Either way, they allow just enough of my crazy to come out to keep me sane!

Thanks #foodiemamas for opening my palate, my mind and my heart! Cheers to many more brunches, lunches and dinners! ¡Salud!


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4 Responses to “Foodie Mamas are Sane Mamas”

  1. Colleen Pence (@colleenpence) June 20, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    It was an amazing meal with incredible women. I love #foodiemamas! I was going to post about this lunch too but after seeing yours I realize our pics are so similar…because we ate the exact same thing. Ha!

    I may still do something on my blog about it because I really want to showcase and remember each of the restaurants we’ve dined at as a group so far. But I’ll put my twist on it. I love your take, Melanie!

    I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

    • mendezgonzales June 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

      Hey Colleen glad you were able to leave a comment! Please let me knowabout your post 🙂 The photos make me hungry all over again. Thanks for stopping by! What I left out of the post is that Bin555 is special because it was my first tweebabes meetup. So I must love meeting online friends there!

  2. Tara June 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    I love & miss my #foodiemamas!! The lunch at Bin555 looked AMAZEBALLS!! I love that chefs are starting to cater to us (y’all) now! We’ve come a long way, baby!!

    • mendezgonzales June 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

      We miss you too Tara!! You always made me feel so welcome 🙂 Yeah, Bin 555 was amazeballs!

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