Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Neil wanted a cinnamon roll this morning so as I was driving to Lil Jon's, I noticed how cool the whole neighborhood was blanketed in mist and fog. So after dropping off his roll, I went back out and took a bunch of pics. I thought adding some blue would have a cooler effect than just gray mist.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I didn't taste neil's salad but he said it was just whatever.
seafood tappenyaki with ponzu butter. It was a lot of food. prawns, mussels, scallops, fish, clams, and crab.
Neil said he would go back for the cute waiter. For a Saturday, it wasn't packed but there were a lot of people. It is a very huge space. Really nice atmosphere and the staff was very cordial, quick, and friendly.
I would say 3 out of 5 stars.
Friday, November 23, 2007
So if you can believe it, I've cooked dinner every night this week except last night. However, I did cook candied yam last night so it should count.
I'm just not sure that it's really economically to buy perishables from Costco as it's really too much for 2. How many dishes can you come up with using chicken, broccoli, and asparagus until it's gone?
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Hiram asked if I had Gonzo muppet and I did but I wasn't able to use him in my original photo. So this one is for you Hiram. I hope I rocked it enough for you. He's using a genuine GUITAR HERO guitar. See the electrical cord attached to it and the awesome stage?
1 million points , you are fags!!!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Since we don't cook, there's not much in the house to get creative. What we buy is basically what I have to work with for the week unless I stop by the market. But who are we kidding.
So before I ran off for the gym, I defrosted a chicken and salmon for dinner. When I came home, I was still wondering what the hell to make.
I could broil it again or wing it. I threw the salmon in the oven and put the chicken in a pan on medium heat with olive oil. What now?
I looked in the fridge and there's a lot of blueberry jam. I found some mustard and so I threw that onto the chicken and a dash of balsamic vinegar. It tasted it and was pleasantly surprised that it worked. No salt, no pepper, no garlic.
I let it cook for 1/2 hr I think and then threw in some shredded brusselsprouts (Umm...costco...a few more days of this left, there's only 2 of us!). I found some dried red onion and threw it in w/ the shredded veggie.
That's about it.
Monday, November 19, 2007
We were driving to Terikyaki King (our favorite korean/teriyaki joint) on 45th when I decided that we should try this place out. It's on Stoneway in Fremont. Very cute and cozy neighborhood joint. The food came out fast and I was a bit surprised how quick they came out. When the food came out, I was a bit disappointed at the quality and presentation.
I order 1/4 chicken with greens and beans. The greens were simmered in onion and bacon. I guess i was expected bright collard fresh greens, not ones sitting in liquid for some time :( The beans were actually good. My chicken unfortunately looked and tasted like it was carried over from the night before. So dry and chewy, i wish i ordered something else.
Neil ordered pull pork sandwich which actually looked and tasted good. They had a whole side table of hot sauce to select from as well as table sauces ranging from mild to spicy. I used almost 1/2 a bottle to remoisten my chicken hinds.
I'd probably go back under the condition that i have freshed chicken.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
We were going to meet TNT at CPK for lunch. We had ordered appetizers but they still didn't show up. When I called, they had canceled on us. :(
The crab cakes were really good.
My chicken milanese was also tasty and it was portioned out for 3.
We went to Underhill to look at some furniture when we remodel the kitchen and TV room in Jan. Looks like it won't start till sometime in Jan and we're probably looking at 2 months.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
We went to see Beowulf at Imax in 3D. I have to say that i did not get a headache and at times you forget you're wearing them. The last time I was here was to watch Spiderman 3, which was a total let down. Not to mention I was in a cast and walking down the path took forever and I had to stop a few times.
This was a great action movie if you're into that. Too bad it was all CGI as i think it would have been killer if it was live with CGI like LOTR.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Cannoli and tiramisu. Why do i bother. The only cannoli i liked was in North Hampton's Joe's. A dive of a restaurant but the only cannoli i've ever savored! Same goes with Tiramisu, never been my favorite.
mmmmmmmmmmmm. maybe not so much.
The bill and our view of Space needle.
This Tutta Bella is their 3rd location in the city @ the 2200 Block (right on Denny).
1. pierced, 2. Double chocolate Fig, 3. morning mess, 4. we'll ride them someday v.2, 5. you must be my lucky star, 6. Bud Light, 7. shake your pompom, 8. Rocco: Sun Conure, 9. Curves, 10. Sup bitches, 11. sail away, 12. What's in NES bag?, 13. Tanner turns 3, 14. Pork ribs
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I've been enjoying going to the BBG as the season changes and it seems there's always something new and in need of a photo op. Today, they were setting up th holiday lights that will be lighting up the eve after thanksgiving. We should all make it a point to go. I think Tanner and Tyler would get a kick out of all the pretty lights! I've never been and I think it would be fun to take night pictures as I have never had an opportunity.
Thanks to some of my new found Flickr friends, I've been learning to take better photos and use some photo processing programs to "tweak" them. Let me know what you think :)
Friday, November 09, 2007
Don't get me wrong, I thought it was a nice film and some pleasant moments. The scenes of India were beautiful and amazing but I never felt their relationship was anything more than superficial.
Go see "Dan in Real Life"
Has anyone heard of schmap? So anyone, this lady from flickr emails me and asks if they could use my picture and I said of course. No $ but recognition only. Who cares, use it ! :)
So I just received word today that they did include my photo. The calamari from capital grille. I have to say that it was so mean calamari. So good! :) And the best waiter in town!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
A new place to dine. Oriental spoon.
It's in Factoria (Loehman's plaza) next to starbucks/subway.
The cashier was a ditz cuz she didn't place our california roll but oh well. The bulgogi beef was sweet and very tasty. It came with miso soup. I really liked the spicy seafood udon. 2 clams, a few calamari, 3 shrimps, but lots of oyster mushrooms. The broth was very savory.
Give it a try.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Rented 3Disc Dexter season 1. So there was Weeds and now you have to watch DEXTER. Why? Cuz it's twisted, it's got amazing acting, and the plot thickens with every show. I think Hiram will really dig it.
I really like the opening sequence. The macro, intentions, and how well executed the scenes are is just amazing. On a side note, watch an episode of PUSHING DAISIES and I will bet that they will win BEST SET and STAGE if that is a category.
So watch it!