Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bad Airport Food in Charlotte, NC

We stopped to grab some breakfast after the red-eye to Charlotte, on our way to Ft. Lauderdale. It was not very good.

Sausage, Potatoes, Eggs and a Biscuit $8
Lackluster, but edible.

Food: 0
Decor: 0
Service: 0

The Stock Car Cafe
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28208

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Delivery from Dim Sum Bar, San Francisco, CA

We needed some sustenance that wouldn't make a mess as we were going to be traveling for a while. We decided on delivery dim sum.

Special Wonton Soup $7
This soup is packed with seafood, in addition to the large wontons. It is also a huge portion.

BBQ Pork Noodles $6
A little greasy, but pretty tasty.

Siu Mai $2
Large, decent dumplings.

Har Gow $2
A good rendition without a lot of filler.

Dim Sum Bar
620 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Cobb Salad from Caffe Centro, San Francisco, CA

Cobb Salad $7
This was a fairly big, pretty tasty salad for a decent price. The only bad thing was the mealy tomatoes, which were easy enough to toss.

Food: 1
Decor: 1
Service: NA (counter)

Caffe Centro
102 S Park St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Health Code Violations

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Caribbean Hiatus

We are going on vacation. We'll be in the Caribbean, on various islands, for the next couple of weeks. Check back mid-March for what is sure to be our most gluttonous and hedonistic trip yet.

Soup for a Sick Giao

Broccoli and Brown Rice Soup
Giao was feeling sick and Alexis had failed at an attempt at brown rice congee the other day (she added salt). So, she heated up the congee, added some water and steamed broccoli and pureed the mixture for a soup fit for a sick person.

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Sausage and Spinach with Pinenuts

This is a quick, weeknight meal.

-8 jalapeno chicken sausages, sliced
-1 can diced tomatoes
-1/4 cup pinenuts
-1 lb spinach, blanched and chopped
-1/2 red onion, diced
-salt and pepper to taste

Toast the pinenuts in a dry pan. When they begin to brown, add a bit of olive oil, then add the sausage pieces and brown them. Then add the rest of the ingredients and sautee for a couple of minutes. When most of the moisture has evaporated, serve.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms

We made these tasty treats at a friend's house for the Oscars. These are a nice, lower-carb version of stuffed mushrooms, made sans breadcrumbs.

-20 large mushrooms, stems removed and minced
-1 cup cream cheese, softened
-3 shallots, minced
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 handful basil, chopped

Place the mushroom caps on a baking sheet and broil for a couple minutes. Set aside. Sautee the shallots and mushrooms stems in butter for a few minutes. Add these, the basil and the salt and pepper to the cream cheese and thoroughly combine. Fill the mushroom caps with the cream cheese mixture and broil until the tops are golden and bubbly, just a few minutes.

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