Monday, August 20, 2012
Weekend Recap and Winner Announced
Howdy y'all! You know it's going to be a good Friday when the FedEx man shows up at your door with some fresh baked Boudin Sourdough bread from San Francisco! Whenever they have their 20% off sales, I have to take advantage of it. It is truly THE best sourdough we've ever had and it takes me back to passing by on Fisherman's Wharf. (Of course I couldn't taste it due to my cold but I remember the faint smell of it being piped out onto the street.) See that big round in there?
That's gonna be part of our Thanksgiving stuffing. I freeze them, then do a Food Saver number on them and they are perfect for a few months. We've already used a bit of the loaf. I have gotten it down to a science to cut 1 oz slices. I'm going to use a little in a food experiment this week. (That's all the hint you're getting Mr! :-P )
I may or may not have gone batchit shopping for recipe visual goodies this weekend.
I do it all for you guys, ya know?
It was off to Tarzhay Sunday for regular groceries but also stocking up on baking needs for the upcoming baking frenzy. Here's a sneak peek...
The Mr's co-workers will be in hog heaven in the coming months.
We stopped by the back to school section at the big bullseye and saw a "Trapper Keeper." Puhleez. That thing could barely stay snapped. Yes, I said snapped. Whatever genius decided that taking the velcro off was a good idea needs a firm slap. It's not like the old days and yes, I still have mine with the awesome beach scene on it. Another weird find? Um, is Def Leppard making a comeback I was unaware of?
They had Def Leppard school folders. Plus Kiss, The Who and Woodstock. I'm sure kids today barely know who Woodstock from Peanuts is much less the band. Personally if I was going back to school, I'd be all over that Hello Kitty folder.
Speaking of other things that kind of weird us out...
They have these serving trays with record players and "old school" TV's on them. You know, back when you had to actually get off your butt and turn the channels? Hey, maybe that's part of the obesity crisis? Remote controls? Anyhoo...it kind of makes us feel like "ooh, hey kids, you can be hip and pretend you know what this stuff is from the Jurassic age!" I feel like it's ours and needs to be earned to own. If you had to deal with moving the antenna around while your parents told you "a little to the left, NO, right there, STOP!" or having your favorite record warp or your cassettes wear out from rewinding to your favorite song then you're allowed to own them. If not, sorry. You're going to have to wait until they come out with trays of smart phones and mp3 players. HA!
Now for some big news for some Trader Joe's peeps who may have been as distraught as we were when they pulled their Thai Lime Rice about a year ago. We FOUND it elsewhere! Head on over to World Market and look for this:
This is exactly the same thing. We had it for dinner last night with some sweet chile hake fillets and it was the exact taste we've missed! I've tried to replicate it but just can't get it quite the same so we're very happy to have found it. Well I should say the Mr found it and when he did, after he put them in the basket, I grabbed his face and planted a huge kiss on him. Then he ran away.
We worked the plan this weekend. We stayed within our alloted calories, I drown myself with water (which is always my downfall on the weekends) and when we rented the Hunger Games (not impressed), we had our wee bag o' popcorn in lieu of the Red Vines we bought so those will be for another new release to be determined in the next 3 weeks. Though I swear Hollywood has run out of ideas so who knows when the next good rental will be along. I know it can't be next week though because I have some birthday celebrations coming up so I'm going to have to be super careful not to add in any more extras than I already planned.
Did you watch Sam on Chopped last night? Then you know who won and don't need me to tell you. I cannot begin to express how proud we are of him and he represented Kona and the people of Hawaii with the aloha and passion that he's known for. We are honored to know someone as passionate about food as Sam and he inspires me in so many ways to be a better cook. I've cooked two things for him and he treated me like a peer who knew what they were doing, complimented me on both dishes and I cannot tell you the confidence it gave me. Big mahalos to you Sam for the inspiration you give me and so many others.
I know, I know. You want to know who won the cookbook eh? The winner of the cookbook is:
What did you do this weekend? Ready for the week ahead?
Winner determined using Random.org
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