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MARCHing to my own beat.

28 Jun

So what if it’s almost July and I’m just now posting March, right?  Right.

Here’s a hasty overview of the highlights:

  • The Phella’s Birthday (someday I promise to do a special post on what we did to celebrate, as it was phreakish, phun and phood-related)

 

  • A phew phabulous dinners at my new phavorite restaurant, Ficelle

 

  • Eating my pheelings when excrement hit the phan at work

 

 

 

  • A dog birthday party (on St. Patrick’s Day)

 

  • A stop at home for a visit to Salinas City BBQ because I had missed it so much!

 

 

  • Proof that Lucky Charms are similar to crack cocaine in my book…

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My Phinal Days in Monterey

4 Oct

Sept 12 started with a pear I picked in Pops’ yard.

I made a Caesar salad poolside for lunch.

The phamily headed to Carmel Valley Ranch for dinner to celebrate my grandmother’s boyfriend’s 80th birthday.  Pops and I split the charcuterie plate phirst and then I went with the chef’s honey tasting menu.

The salad was sent out compliments of the chef.  Love that guy!

Honey-brined pork chop

Honey drizzled peaches over Belgian waffles

Sept 13 began with some champagne grapes and an orange I brought from my tree in Davis.

I met my mentor for lunch at Salinas City BBQ and indulged in three ribs and a double order of potatoe salad- don’t judge.  Worth every calorie, darn it!

I went over to my phavorite phellow blogger’s house for dinner before trivia at the pub.  We tried Pizza My Heart‘s Phiggy Piggy.

Sadly not as delicious as I had hoped when I heard about it, but I did thoroughly enjoy the name!

I headed back to my old work for the day on Sept 14.  Work BFF and I had lunch at Golden Star Chinese down the street.

I am definitely going to miss this place and their prices.  My lunch was $4… and delicious.

I chose the kung pao chicken lunch special.

I met a new phriend at The Penny Pharthing after work for a late night nibble.  We shared some pretzels and cheese…

… and I struggled through some seen better days sliders.

I headed back to Salinas on the morning of Sept 15 to have breakfast with another wonderful ex-coworker and took the liberty of introducing her to the wonder that is a Phirst Awakeings pancake.

I then met the phriend from the night before and headed on a quick road trip down to Big Sur, intending to have a second breakfast at Deetjen’s.  Sadly we arrived 20 minutes too late to indulge in what I would argue is quite possibly the most wonderful Eggs Benedict on Earth.  So we settled on muffins and sandos from the Big Sur Bakery instead (I’m not complaining!)

We ate the sandos at my phavorite beach while Phooey played in the sand (and by “played in” I really mean that he “ate” the sand.)

Georgia and I grabbed dinner at The Running Iron later that evening.  We shared some jalapeno poppers to start.

I had a small salad before tucking into a Jalapeno Burger.

Sadly, I was phull after the poppers, so I only got through a phew bites of the burger.

Sept 16 started out wonderfully when I shared a peach scone at Happy Girl Kitchen with an old sorority sister and an incredibly small yet handsome man who was dressed as a bear.

I then met my mother for her Meals on Wheels route phollowed by lunch at Thai Bistro II with her and a sweet phriend.

We started with some Mee Krob.  For those of you who don’t know, this stuff is ridiculous in the best way possible.

A little Tom Kha Kai soup…

…and Tom’s Special.  (I love anything with a phried egg on top!)

I met Pops and the Phoositter at the Phorest Theater to watch a production of Annie.  I was in charge of the picnic dinner and had relied on takeout from Chopstix.  Not the best choice I’ve ever made, as despite my requests for a cilantro-phree meal, everything came covered.

So I enjoyed the Avocado Snow boba drink I had picked up as my phirst course.

I then phound some leftover peanuts in my black hole of a purse and made that my entree.

The Phoositter brought cupcakes from Mrs. Delish, so I thoroughly enjoyed a coconut one for dessert.

Not a bad meal, honestly!

Sept 17 was the day of my phinal pharewell party before leaving the Monterey Peninsula for good.  The Original came to town late the night before, so we started the day at Jeffrey’s for the second best Eggs Benedict on the Peninsula (and by second best, I still mean phreaking delicious!).

The pharewell wishers began arriving around the lunch hour, and one very special phriend brought a massive pile of assorted wings from Wing Stop.

Another very wonderful phriend brought her phamous turtles which I polished off quite quickly.

And yet another wonderful gal (LMDB.com) graced the party with homemade red velvet whoopie pies.  SO phabulous!

As the evening wore on, I realized my phood consumption was not keeping up with my “hydrating” and Mrs. Olive Bedlam was beginning to appear.  So the phriends stepped in an had me eat a horribly messy sausage in which I quickly lost interest.

But I phound some potatoe salad in the phridge that hit the spot.

That being said, Mrs. Olive Bedlam still succeeded in making an appearance, and I paid for this quite dearly the next morning…  You play, you pay!

August Rush

20 Sep

Soooo…

One upon a time, there was a girl with a blog.  She loved the blog very, very much and looked phorward to working on it each day.  Then her life turned upside down, and she began to neglect the blog.

See, one could blame The Phella, partially, because by getting back together, that put moving into the works.  Moving requires a lot- job searching, house searching, purging, packing, pharewelling… you get the picture.

THEN you actually phind all those things and actually move… and that leads to not having internet.  And that, my phriends, makes blogging rather difficult.

So where does that put us, you ask?  It puts us in Davis (well, San Diego at this exact moment visiting phriends before having to return to a horribly disorganized, half unpacked, very small and oven-less house in Davis) with lots of catching up to do.

Below is August 1 through August 27.  I saved the rest of the month for its own post because of an amazing themed birthday party I went to where the phood most certainly warranted its own post.

And hopefully, by the end of this week, we’ll be back in real time.  And we can explore the culinary options available to an oven-less Davis neophyte such as myself…

July 5,6,7

21 Aug

July Phifth started with some corn I made in the microwave and opened too quickly and burnt the crapola out of my hand.

I comforted myself with another one of the most amazing cookies in the world.

Work BFF and another coworker and I had lunch at Monterey Coast Brewing Company.

I tried their new Greek Salad- huge and pretty tasty.

The office got phrozen yogurt in the afternoon.  I had blueberry with grape nuts.

I met The Republican for a Han Solo martini and a roasted garlic and cheese plate at Pajaro Street Wine Bar.

The ex-phella and I went to trivia but were sick of the menu options at the pub.  So we stopped at Safeway after and got a bunch of yummy nibbles and ate them on the couch while watching a movie.

On July 6, the office got take out from Salinas City BBQ.

I tried the Chicken Salad for the phirst time- enjoyable, as is everything on their menu I’ve has thus phar.

I snagged a phorkful of potatoe salad from Sparky.  Yum, Yum. Yum.

I met my mother for dinner at Sea Harvest and had calamari & veggies.

We stopped in at MYO afterward for dessert.  I must say, the tart pink grapefruit candy topping was a tasty addition!

July 7 started with some bacon…

… which led in well to the nutrition presentation we had at the office over the lunch hour (during which they also provided lunch).

I went to Georgia’s house for dinner and enjoyed some more southern hospitality- in the phorm of phried pork chops and phried okra.

So much for the effectiveness of that nutrition presentation, eh? 😉

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