One of my favorite items to order in a Thai restaurant is the Pad Kee Mao or Drunken Noodles. They don’t have an alcohol in them but the name comes from the fact that it’s most ordered and eaten after a long night of drunken fun. Spicy slightly oil slicked noodles is a beloved street food treat that readily soaks up all the alcohol in our system, often called a hang over cure. Luckily I’ve never needed to be drunk to enjoy this. I quickly put this together for dinner last minute when my Sister called and told me they (her hubby and my niece) were coming over. The hardest part really is prepping the ingredients (which really isn’t that hard at all) before stir-frying together.
I can’t begin to tell you how much I love breakfast, it’s my favorite time to eat! I’m not talking about quick breakfasts during the week when we’re all rushing out the door. I’m talking lounge around in your PJs all morning long sipping multiple cups of coffee, tea or juice with your amazing plate of sweet and savory goodness in front of you, possibly drenched in copious amounts of maple syrup or if you’re feeling fancy, mounds of lightly whipped cream. One of those sweet and savory goodness that I absolutely relish in is my Almond Crusted French Toast. Sometimes I go easy and just do a simple crusted french toast, other times I smear a bit of cream cheese on before drenching it in syrup and then there are the times when I throw all calorie caution to the wind and stuff that bad boy full of Honey Vanilla & Strawberry Marscapone Cheese before dipping it in a rich Vanilla Custard then crusting it with Almonds and Cornflakes and frying them gently in butter until beautifully bruleed before finally topping it with luscious fruits and syrups.
When M&M (my brother and his gf) decided to go vegetarian, we’re more conscious about the places we take them to eat when they’re in town. I suggested Herbivore because it’s vegan and the “chicken” they use is incredibly yummy. I don’t mind eating vegetarian or even vegan at times, especially if the focus is on fresh ingredients and heavy robust flavors. Just a quick dinner with family, fast/friendly service in a no-fuss good food kinda joint in downtown Berkeley. Of course I wish I would’ve had more pictures but I suspect my family gets tired of me snapping pictures of everything we eat, everywhere we eat. Well, it’s more than a suspicion, they usually just say it out right. The jig is up!
Still trying ever so desperately to catch up on my blogging. I still have a few more places to post pictures of and talk about plus I plan on cooking this weekend, if my sister doesn’t go into labor! Wait did I not mention that my sister who I threw a bridal shower for, complained about for many months while she made me her B…(well you know) is pregnant?? YES SHE IS!! It’s a baby girl and she’s due on March 3rd, but I think it’ll be earlier than that, like any day now early. Of course the entire family is on edge, we haven’t had a “baby” around in such a long time! An actual infant baby and not my baby brother who gets still called a baby, even though he’s 6’2 and an adult now, but I digress!
(The BDAY girl, don’t worry, only OJ in that flute!)