Monday, September 12, 2016

T is for Taco Salad

Time for T Day. Every Tuesday we stop by  Bleubeard's andElizabeth's blog to share a little bit of food and drink .  Stop by yourself and see what the T gang has been drinking and maybe eating. :) 
So this week my T Day photo is from this past Saturday when my husband and I were out running errands. We stopped for an early dinner at a  local New Hampshire restaurant called T Bones, and both of us had these fantastic taco salads. Other than the fried shell, this salad was full of veggies, a small splash of cheese and a piece of grilled chicken. It was delicious. The best part was that they had taken these off their menu but were willing to make them for us anyhow. Now my salsa came in a smaller bowl, but my husband is a salsa fanatic and he asked for a big side of it, and I think they brought him a small soup bowl filled with their homemade salsa.  Our drink was iced tea.
And here's another entry for Art Journal Journey. Its time for Back to School, also hosted by the talented Elizabeth. 
Since I teach biology I decided to make a page about some of the things my students learn in my class.
I sketched and painted the microscope on a Gelli printed background.  Then I punched the circles and drew some of the things my students would look at when using a microscope. And I doodle in a little DNA because I wanted to do that.
I'm not sure I blind my students with science, but I couldn't resist using the title from this old 1980's hit by Thomas Dolby.  One of the lines in the lyrics is that she "failed me in biology". Hopefully I don't have to put failing grades on too many students report cards this quarter. But of course, all I do is record grades. The students are the ones who fail themselves. (What  reasoning, huh?)
So that's my post today.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Two wonderful entries, dear Erika. I adore the microscope because you did a fantastic job of making it look very, very realistic. And of course, the various slides are quite ingenious, too. You are sucha great teacher, i am sure the students all do well under your tutelage.

LOVE the big bowl of salsa. That's a big bowl, all right. I thought it was soup when I first saw it. You can tell this didn't come from a jar. And I'm sure iced tea was perfect to wash it and the salad down, too.

Thanks for sharing both your incredible AJJ art, as well as your tea and salad with us for T this week. Love it all.

Linda Kunsman said...

yum! bet it didn't take long for hubby to empty his dishes:):)
Great journal page and connection to your own education and teaching. Happy T day!

genie said...

What a wonderful interpretation of the prompt. I love the picture and I enjoyed the story behind it. I can just see that sou[p bowl full of salsa. My husband were be in hog heaven. genie

Valerie-Jael said...

I love your microscope and slides piece for AJJ, it's fantastic, thanks for joining us again. And your food and drinks look VERY good, just wonderful.Happy T day, hugs, Valerie

johanna said...

i also was a biology teacher for more than 3 decades, so no wonder i adore your Journal page so much!! wasn´t the microscope such a fantastic Invention?
the salad Looks yummy to me, the face of your husband Looks very Content:)
happy t-day!!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, that salad looks amazing! De-li-ci-ous! I love your art jounral page, Biology was one of my favourite subjects at school and it brought back fond memeories! Love the saying too, perfect! Wishing you a Happy T day! J :-)

Meggymay said...

A fabulous Science journal page, its got so many interesting images to go with at wonderful microscope.
Your husband look like he is really enjoying the meal.
Happy T Day
Yvonne xx

jinxxxygirl said...

Great photo of your hubby there Erika! LOVE taco you eat the shell??? I never have after someone told me the astronomical amount of calories in Your ArtJournal page is just so clever! Now you made me think of my daughters favorite movie when she was younger... 'Weird Science' Happy Tday my friend! Hugs! deb

Krisha said...

Super AJJ journal page, I always enjoyed science in school.

Looks like Mexican food was the menu for us this week....LOL! We are opposite.....DH doesn't eat salsa so that leaves all of it for me..*grin*

Thanks for the comment, Happy T-day!

Lisca Meijer said...

Wow! That is some taco! I have never seen one that big! Did you eat one too?
I love your back to school page. Very original that you drew images of what can be seen through the microscope. I still remember the marvel of looking through a microscope for the first time and being amazed and humbled before such beauty.
Happy T-day,
and a good week ahead,

Halle said...

YUM! Taco salad!! That one looks super good.
Great AJJ entry. I haven't had a second inspiration yet but I'm working on it. :)

Divers and Sundry said...

They need to put that taco salad back on the menu lol. I'd think it'd be very popular. Looks tasty! Happy T Tuesday!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your Journal page! What a great idea! The Taco bowl looks good - don't think I would want that much salsa

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry pressed the wrong key! Hope you had done all your errands before tackling this Taco! Hugs, Chrisx

Jeanie said...

That salad looks WAY too good!

Carol said...

Great page for the challenge! Those Taco Salads look so good. I love them but we can't find a place around here that makes really good ones.

Karla B said...

Love your journal page!The taco salads seem to be incredible!Thank you for popping by my blog!You always leave lovely comments.Much appreciated my friend.