I know I have posted pictures of this market a few times before, I think. This time, they had new food items on display. Most of the time, I am gazing at the food as soon as I enter the market. They have a big variety of rice balls. I saw this BBQ beef and Karaage one there. If you’re hungry and don’t want to walk to far, this is the place to go to. I believe they have a microwave inside. I’ve seen people walk out with some curry or bento boxes as their lunch.
The coolest thing I seem to find interesting is that they sell Croquette Pan (croquettes in sandwich bread), Yakisoba Pan (noodles inside bread), and a Pork Katsu Pan (pork katsu in bread). It’s totally like straight from a Japanese anime or manga.
I was piqued with interest to finding a dessert called coffee jelly. I’ve never tried it but when I want to buy dessert next time, I’m trying it! I did buy some umaibo, which are a “delicious stick” is a small, puffed, cylindrical corn snack from Japan. Its consistency is similar to Cheetos. The wrapper features a popular animated character, Doraemon. They come in different flavors including cheese and corn. I’ll add in a photo later.
This past weekend, I had my first chance to eat brunch at Marie Callender’s. I had to go there for a meeting. Marie Callender had a fruit bar, omelette bar and spread, sausage links, bacon, waffles, muffins, and sweet bread. Below are two collages of the pictures I took. First is the pictures I took of was the omelette bar and spread. They had at least four to five pans with burners on to carry out the ongoing orders. A friend of mine got lots of veggies, meat and spices in hers. Another friend got jalapeños, chicken and cheese in his. I got scrambled eggs, I don’t really like omelettes. I’d rather like to learn how to make my own. I will learn how to do so soon.
The restaurant was so festive. Christmas décor covered most of the place. They even had a Christmas tree. There were even presents underneath the tree. The tree was decorated with poinsettias, ribbon, ornaments, and lights.
Here is a second collage of food that I took pictures of. Here’s a picture of sausage and bacon. My food that I scooped up is of the plate in this collage. I got a muffin, sausage links, two waffle pieces, and scrambled eggs. There is a picture of muffins, and sweet bread.
My experience was pretty grand at Marie Callender. I’d love to go eat brunch there with my family sometime. Maybe I will order an omelette next time I go. It was amazing to get the chance to watch the chefs make them at a fast pace. They were like: ask customers what they want, put the veggies and meats in a bowl, place them in a frying pan, add eggs to the pan and make the omelette. It was so cool watching them cook them. Another thing, it was a nice time to get to talk to friends and talk some business for the club I’m involved in.
About a week ago, I went to BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurant with my mom. This time, I actually got to sit nearest to the bar. That has never happened before. Although I don’t drink alcohol, as of yet. Anyways, I ordered the parmesan crusted chicken breast entrée that was topped with lemon Chardonnay butter sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. Served with white cheddar mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. My mom opted for two of the lunch specials. She got the mini 6 inch thick crust pizza and a sandwich with thick cut fries. The best part out of the outing with my mom was the dessert. We got the Triple Chocolate Pizookie Made With Ghirardelli chocolate, which is a rich chocolate cookie made with chunks of Ghirardelli® chocolate. Topped with two scoops of Ghirardelli® double chocolate chip ice cream and Ghirardelli® dark chocolate chips.
The food was awesome like always and the service was great. Of course, BJ’s was busy but the waiters where we sat at in the area were attentive and always coming by to check on us. Every bite was delicious and I can’t wait to come back and maybe order something new to challenge my palate.
Have you heard of a “chork” ?
No? Well, about 2 weeks ago, I had the chance to go out to eat at Panda Express. They were celebrating General Tso’s birthday and welcoming the new General Tso chicken dish. I ordered the new chicken dish, the orange chicken and white rice. There were new additions to the menu like an orange chicken salad and the orange chicken Bing. Basically, the Bing is a burrito with an entrée and two sides. My friend tried it and it really was a big burrito. The top row upper left and right photos are of my dish and from my previous post Starbuck Holiday drinks, you can see my coffee in the picture.
I really enjoyed my Panda Express food. I also really loved that I had the chance to get the free chork = half fork and half chopsticks. The Panda Express I went to was near my school. The best part of going to Panda Express was that I was with my friends. We had a blast eating Chinese food, good coffee from Starbucks and good conversation. The chork is actually in the collage below. I don’t know if I plan to use it but I actually kind of wished that it was made out of metal not plastic. The place got pretty crowded after we left.
I had the chance to eat at Olive Garden and get the buy one, take one home.
My order: Get the cheese ravioli and take home the fettucine alfredo. My mom ordered the five cheese ziti and asked for the same dish to take home. My brother ordered the spaghetti and also asked for the ziti. We got soup and salad. I gotta say that the soup filled me up; it was chicken & gnocchi. The ravioli was just as good. My family enjoyed their pasta dishes. I think someday I’d like to come here and try the wine. Another great bonus: unlimited breadsticks. I ate like four and took some home. Do you have a favorite Italian place to go?
Hope you like this collage. Been a while since I’ve been to Olive Garden.
I am always looking for new pasta recipes. Most likely, when I make myself some dinner; I either make something like chicken, breakfast, or pasta related. As it turns out of Buzzfeed scrolling, I would find a post called 29 Pasta Recipes that would make anyone hungry. Most of these recipes are creamy, tossed with vegetables, and seasoned perfectly exactly like the recipes are detailed.
First row: One pot penne pasta, Creamy almond milk pasta with Herbs and One Pot Chicken Enchilada Pasta.
Second row: Pappardelle with Pork and Pumpkin Ragu, Linguine with Roasted Red Peppers, Crabmeat & Basil and Cappellini with blistered tomatoes.
I think I favor the one pot chicken enchilada pasta, and the pappardelle with pork and pumpkin ragu. I think I need to start cooking up some delicious pasta recipes and document my experience since I know I’m pretty sure what I cook make not look exactly like the picture. It takes practice to cook some recipes for me.
On the other hand, baking is much more easier for me to get recipes right. Come to think of it, I bake more than I cook. Hahaha. Anyways, looks like I should go and get ingredients for the recipe soon so I can show you guys what I will make.
I believe it’s been awhile since I posted about Albertson’s. It’s also been about a month and a half since I’ve been to this particular market. I saw several items that I haven’t seen before. Lay’s chip brand must have just started this product release: Passport to Flavor. Lay’s Passport to Flavor this link will tell you all about the contest they’re having.
Collect all 4 flavors; Indian Tikka Masala, Chinese Szechuan Chicken, Brazilian Picanha, and Greek Tzatziki. Those 4 flavors are seen above in the collage. The last two photos in the same college are the new Nestle Butterfinger Baking Bits and the Nestle Toll House Cookie of the Year; & Pillsbury Thin Mints Brownie Mix!! I have yet to try these new items but they do show great prices if/when I come back to purchase one. Scrumptious!
Secondly, I saw these three different brand names in the freezer aisle that had caught my eye by the way the product was presented and the flavors. At this time, I was at Ralph’s Market in Pasadena the same week.
1.) Welch’s Graham Slam! Peanut butter & Strawberry jam.
2.) Pillsbury Toaster Strudel [Limited Edition] Peanut butter & Mixed Berry with Peanut butter flavored icing.
3.) Smucker’s Uncrustables : PB&J sandwich.