September is not the month this Iowa girl would pick for a trip to Miami. Cooler temps and turning leaves typically have me pulling out flannel shirts and making chili and molasses cookies. However, when an opportunity to spend a few days in southern Florida …
Our potluck family reunions have Arroz con Pollo, Picadillo (peak-uh-dee-yo) and Key Lime pie along with the bratwurst and sauerkraut, meatballs and currant cream pie.
Visiting this part of our family in Miami is an amazing experience. We have had paella (pie-ay-uh) prepared poolside at their home, fresh-caught shrimp from the keys, conch fritters and chowder in the Keys, and a rice pudding that I am still begging my cousin to teach me to make (you know who you are)!