Monday, 10 March 2014
During our last morning in Solvang, we had breakfast at Paula's Pancake House in downtown. During our wait, we were able to walk around & I bought some cookies as well. After finally being seated, I ordered a glass of fresh orange juice, then the Paula's Special. This included two thin pancakes, topped with strawberries & fresh whipped cream. The pancakes were just slightly thicker than a crepe, and a tad sweet. On the side, I ordered a Danish sausage for something savory. This spicy sausage was made of minced pork stuffed into pig intestines. It provided a good balance to the sweet breakfast.
Friday, 7 March 2014
I first tried these clam-shaped cookies at least six years ago when my sister and I first visited Mortensen's Bakery in Solvang. Buttery shortbread cookies are scented with mandarin oranges, sandwiched with buttercream, then dipped in chocolate. We loved it so much that every time I go back, I make sure to stop at the bakery. This time, I bought eight clam cookies to send to my sister, and a florentine cookie for myself.
Monday, 3 March 2014
To celebrate two friends' birthdays, we rented a house in Solvang, and the first day, we had taco night. We grilled up carne asada & pollo asado, and made sautéed vegetables & guacamole. We assembled our own tacos with a variety of toppings: salsa verde, pico de gallo, sour cream, jalapeño, lettuce, cheese, cilantro, lime, and hot sauce.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
My first time at Which 'Wich Superior Sandwiches was just last week. I grabbed the veggie bag and chose the tomato & avocado sandwich. I added pesto, dijon mustard, feta, mozzarella, spinach, olives, caramelized onions, lettuce, pickles, banana peppers, cucumbers, bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic, and potato chips in between a wheat roll. It was a giant sandwich filled with lots of vegetables.
Saturday, 1 March 2014
My friend & I grabbed a quick lunch at Veggie Grill in El Segundo on Monday. I ordered the steak barbecue sandwich with a strawberry lemonade. A veggie steak was chopped and tossed in tangy barbecue sauce, with coleslaw, caramelized onions, chipotle ranch, all on a wheat bun. It came with a side of southwestern chili of red & white beans, green onion, red onion, and soyrizo.
Friday, 28 February 2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014
My friend and I shared the macaroni & cheese grilled cheese sandwich, and the Frito pie. Rich & creamy mac & cheese mixed with applewood smoked bacon was stuffed between two pieces of grilled white bread. A bag of Fritos chip was split open and smothered in housemade cheese sauce, ground beef, applewood smoked bacon crumbles, & fried onion strings. Both were very decadent, and we were stuffed even after sharing.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Monday, 24 February 2014
Blaze Pizza has an assembly line where you can build your own pizza. I picked the regular thin crust, then added spicy tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, chicken, artichoke, spinach, mushrooms, black olives, tomatoes, roasted red bell peppers, garlic, and oregano. This customized pizza is then put in the blazing open flame to cook, and after a mere three minutes I was ready to enjoy my own creation.