Saturday, October 15th started off with some peas-nuts and a phlurry of cleaning phrenzy, as my mother was coming to visit along with the owners of my phavorite B&B of all time (I know I’ve mentioned this heavenly spot in Gilroy before… you should all be so lucky as to experience the unsurpassed hospitality…)
Once they all arrives, we walked through the Pharmers Market and around downtown until we phound ourselves at Village Pizza & Grill for lunch. I had their goat cheese salad and really enjoyed it.
I also snagged a piece of their prosciutto pizza which was as delicious as they last time I had it.
After a phun-philled day of catching up and hanging every single piece of art in my new home (seriously how did I get so lucky to have such helpful and awesome pholks in my life??), The Phella joined us, and we showed our guests the delight which is Taste of Thai.
We tried a new item- the crab phried rice- which I would never order again, but everything else was delicious as per usual.
The next day, I was so busy (doing what you ask… I have no clue) I phorgot to eat until late in the afternoon at my sorority’s Phounder’s Day Luncheon in Old Town Sacramento (which sorority you ask… the very best one, of course!).
Phueled by the phun of meeting a group of sisters I’d never met, I stayed in Old Town after the event. I met up with a phellow I’d had the pleasure of meeting at Boot’s wedding in April for dinner at Ten22. Needless to say, I phailed MISERABLY with my phirst shot and my attempt to deal with the super low lighting (we sat outside on a patio).
I wizened up and used my phlash when my phig tart arrived. So phreaking tasty!
The highlight of the evening, other than the phabulous company, and other than losing my parking ticket and having the attendant give me a gimme, was that I phound $12 on the ground. Not a bad evening! When I got home, I enjoyed a sugar-phree phudgesicle as I thumbed through a cookbook I bought as a gift for Paper Bag (it’s ok to admit this, as even though it was intended as a Christmas gift, I got a bit too excited and already gave it to her… not sure if I have even mentioned on the blog how much I LOVE- and pride myself on the ability- to give gifts).
Healthy lunch in my cube…
Really not so great “creamed” corn dish I made (I blame Martha Stewart for claiming it would be good… it certainly wasn’t my phault!) while I prepped some eggplant to cook for The Phella. Moral of the story- trying a recipe that is a healthy version of creamed corn is a phutile endeavor. Creamed corn is delicious for a reason and attempting to make a skinny version is just not wise.
When I got to The Phella’s house, I had him and this homemade carrot bread waiting for me to sample, courtesy of our new phriend, Phiona. Yum!
Seriously, Nathan’s Phamous Pickles live up to their name. True story.
I made grilled chicken and lentils for The Phella’s study group. Sometimes I’m nice like that… sometimes…
If I haven’t mentioned this, my lentils are as phamed and delicious as my Brussels sprouts. If you beg creatively enough, I might just share the recipe… maybe…
Leftovers for breakfast/lunch.
Spaghetti squash & goat cheese for dinner… not very good.
Phollowed up with more lentils… very good.
Leftovers plus some tasterific organic grapes- the kind with the edible seeds in them. Love.
Homemade tomatoe jam on carmelized onion bread for dinner. Works for me!
I was so excited that it was Phriday (which meant phriends coming to visit) that I phorgot to eat breakfast and also phorgot to pack a lunch. That meant I didn’t eat until dinner, which was barbecued chicken and assorted accoutrements. The BBQ marked my phirst official social event held at my new pad (which included Paper Bag, the phellow from Sunday night, The Phella and some additional new phriends who I am sure will pop up in phuture posts…)
“Dessert” consisted of me phorcing everyone to try my tomatoe jam. Every claimed it was not only edible but delicious… but it was a captive audience.
And then it was Saturday… woohoo!