Yesterday (Friday) was a hectic day! Bobby and I drove into the city to drop off a bunch of stuff at our apartment (we’re moving in this weekend), got a parking ticket ($95 – wtf), picked up Bobby’s new suits (they’re beautiful – Michael Kors), ate out twice, I got a mani cure, and we both got ready for my friend’s wedding today (Saturday).
We did the lunch special at Edo Sushi. I got chicken and broccoli again ($5.75; steamed) and Bobby got Salmon Don ($12). These are Droid pictures. The special comes with soup (miso for me)…
And then you get your entree. Mine came with rice on the side but I saved it to make fried rice later.
Edo’s is my favorite Pennington restaurant.
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That night was very fun. Hope we can do it again some time soon.
We got into NJ (my parents’ house) around 2am last night and crashed into bed after some hugs and story telling. I still managed to get up in time for 10am meeting this morning though. It was nice to see some old familiar faces and meet some new people. I also took a walk through Yardley (where meeting is; it’s right across the river in PA) and scoped out a yoga studio. I’m not sure how long I’ll be in this area so I don’t know if it’s worth it to get a card.
My dad made us French toast this morning; no picture. It was fabulous. Some other good eats of the day…
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Driving in a car with 2 cats is not always fun. But I still love our little monsters.
Arizona is too cool for daylight saving time.
McDonald’s is gross.
Dairy Queen is pretty cool.
Things always take longer than you planned.
Breakfast – a few warren pears from Frog Hollow Farms (samples from this weekend). They’re almost too ripe at this point, so I wanted to use them up.
Snacks throughout the day – more pears.
Lunch – Southwest chicken salad from McDonald’s. Not very good! I am not a McDonald’s fan. There are many other better fast food salads out there. I also snagged some of Bobby’s fries. They were gross.
1st Dinner (7pm) – a side salad and a grilled chicken ranch wrap from Dairy Queen. This wrap was fantastic – yummy cheddar, creamy ranch, and a nice piece of grilled chicken on a tortilla.
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Today we went up to Sacramento (California’s capital). We visited the capital building, which was really cool. We’re pretty sure Arnold was in his office; there was an armed guard and lots of important-looking people going in and out. We tried to wait around to see if we’d catch a glimpse of him, but no luck.
After the capital building we got lunch at a local diner-ey place. It was called Pancake Circus. It was on a top 50 list of things to do in Sacramento. I love diner food, so I’m really glad we went.
My camera managed to eat the one picture I got of my awesome meal – a belgian pancake topped with tons of whipped cream and a large fruit salad. So freakin’ good.
Bobby got a breakfast-y dish – eggs, hash browns, ham, 2 big pancakes (unpictured), and a biscuit (unpictured).
I’m in the middle of introducing my dad to 30 Rock. Love this show. By the way, he liked Food, Inc. a lot. He already eats mostly vegetarian (because of my siblings) and healthy foods, so it didn’t shock him too much.
Today we went up to Sausalito to be touristy. Bobby got this really good free-range, organic turkey burger from a place called Hamburgers. Apparently it’s Britney Spears’ favorite burger place (?).
I don’t know if these fries were organic, but they certainly were delicious (especially with oodles of ketchup).
Dad and I posed with a bird by the bay.
I opted for vanilla ice cream from Lappert’s. Honestly? Not that great. It was $3.60 for this little cup and it was not worth it. It was boring and I’ve had much better.
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Right now I’m watching Food, Inc. with my dad. I’m really glad he’s watching it… I’ll let you know what he thinks.
Quick summary of our day: This morning my midterm went fine; I think my bowl of protein powder oats gave me some good brain power. We didn’t really do anything else terribly exciting today because I had to show our apartment at 1pm. We got Chipotle for lunch (Dad’s first time) – I got a veggie salad, Dad got a chicken bowl, and Bobby got a chicken burrito. After the showing we headed to Santana Row, an upscale shopping area in San Jose.
Sorry in advance for the crappy pictures – left my sweet camera at home and used the small one.
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My dad and I started out the day with almost matching bowls of protein powder oat bran.
Dad’s was topped with granola and maple syrup; mine with sesame seeds and maple syrup. (My dad did the Amazon deal already – what are you waiting for?) He wasn’t too impressed with oat bran, but he did admit that it was a brick-in-the-belly breakfast.
After packing some snacks (bars and fruit) we headed down to Monterey. We wandered around Cannery Row and Fisherman’s wharf…
Then we headed out to a park in Monterey for a short (but hilly) hike. We hit up Trader Joe’s for lunch before proceeding on to another state park on the way home – Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. This place was amazing. This tree was around before Jesus was even born. It was 2200+ years old when it fell back in 1934 and had been around for the signing of the Magna Carta, the Revolutionary War, and even when the Normans conquered England (1066).
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The original recipe from Whole Foods can be found here.
This was one of the demo recipes that Jill and I saw on Monday. Jill made it that very night and raved about it so I knew I needed to make it to. I had this last night for dinner. Yum. I also had a crazy cool dessert but I will share that later. I’ll give you a hint – it has something to do with chocolate.
Goat Cheese Zucchini Onion Red Pepper Frittata
3 whole eggs
oregano, salt & pepper, to taste
2-3 teaspoons olive oil
1 small zucchini, sliced thinly (I cut it in half and did half-moon shapes)
1/2 small red onion
1/2 medium red pepper, sliced up
1/4 cup goat cheese
a few scallions, sliced
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Yesterday Jill and I went to a Whole Foods cooking class – 365 Budget Friendly Dinners. It was kind of like a Rachel Ray show – we got to watch Allison (I think that was her name?) make three yummy dishes in less than an hour, and then we got to eat them.
One Pot Chili Casserole
Goat Cheese and Zucchini Frittata
Fusilli Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and "Hidden" Zucchini
Jill and I both agree that the frittata was the best (probably because of the goat cheese). The pasta was pretty good (for being pasta), and neither of us cared for the chili that much. The roasted tomato on the pasta was especially delicious. I’ll post the recipes later, or you can look for them on the Whole Foods website. I bought the ingredients for the frittata and I’m going to make it either tonight or tomorrow – or maybe when my dad comes on Thursday.
My friend suggested this song for our wedding… Crazy Love by Michael Buble.
I love it. What do you guys think?
My own crazy love is helping me change up my diet. I’m trying to eat pretty much the same stuff he does. For breakfast we made grilled cheese on Nature’s Pride bread. I had the 2 heels from the white one and he had 2 slices of the brown one. Cheddar oozed out the middle as we grilled them on the waffle maker. The outsides are lightly buttered for extra flavor. Bobby’s is in front; mine is in back.
I had coffee with breakfast; I have finally forsaken tea for coffee. I’m not sure what took me so long.
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