Quiche was the only home cooked meal this week. Good thing we made 2.
Fried Chicken, a loaf of bread and a bag of salad. Sometimes dinner just has to come in a bag. I tried hard to not to include the side order of mom-guilt.
Work Dinner Wednesday
If you a serious carnivore, Pampas could be the place for you. Beef 5 ways, pork, chicken, 2 kinds of lamb, 2 varieties of sausage, 2 types of chicken, turkey, and chicken hearts!) is a little overstimulating. Take your Lipitor if you go for it with the meat.
I really liked the lamb with garlic and mint and the grilled pineapple is FAB, but much prefer their 'sidebar,' which you can also order on its own. Calamari with peppers is a good appetizer that you can pair with the sidebar for a full and decidedly less meaty meal.
Here is an example of how similarly Hawaii people can think about food. On the same night, my in-laws and my sister were taken to dinner at the Olive Garden, one in CA and one in Texas. Go figure.
This was the first time our family has eaten at the Olive Garden. To clarify, you cannot just drink water and eat free bread sticks and salad. To get the 'free' bread and salad, one must order an entree.
Another work group dinner. This time Lark Creek Blue in Santana Row. Many of my co-workers had either the beef or salmon and were quite satisfied.
I opted for meatless Friday with a very nice panzanella heirloom tomato salad and a side of macaroni and cheese.
Chazuke, yogurt with nuts and raspberries (aka squirrel food), salad, Ramune popsicles (a discovery from Japan) tea and lots of water!