Archives for the month of: April, 2011
Celery Pork

A favorite dinner in our house, affectionately referred to as “CelPo.”

The recipe pre-dates my cooking blog, so find it on my crafty blog, here.

toro sushi

The hubs and I went out for a much-needed date night last night at our favorite local sushi place. They had blue fin toro on special so we decided to try an order of nigiri.  It was a bit disappointing, as there was a tough fibrous strip running through the entire length of it that made it almost impossible to chew.  Normally, I wouldn’t have complained, but considering how expensive it was, when our server asked how it was, I couldn’t hold back. The chef felt bad, so he sent us this plate to make up for it.

They referred to it as a special toro roll, but it was actually a combination of finely chopped toro, green onion. a touch of ginger(?), and I think a little mayo on top of nigiri-style rice. Also had a tiny dollop of hot sauce on top. Super yummy and definitely made up for the chewy toro earlier.

Loco Moco

Another glamorous lunch. Sorry for the not-so-great lighting, but I’m still trying to get over my self-consciousness taking pictures in public.

Loco Moco from L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. I normally get Chicken Katsu Curry, but was in the mood for something a little different today. It’s a fried (or in this case, scrambled) egg, hamburger patty and gravy over rice. Side of mac salad.

Ham Sandwich

Leftover Easter ham on homemade Italian-style wheat bread, with a little bit of mustard and mayonnaise.  Glamorous lunch, no?

Check out the bread recipe on my friend Jacki’s blog.


Special K with red berries and unsweetened Silk soy milk.
Wow, four days in and I’m already shooting my lame bowl of cereal.  In my own defense, I had painters here all day, so it was a bit difficult to put much together while the light was good.  I did, however, bake some bread late in the day. More on that tomorrow.

breakfast taco

Scrambled eggs with mushrooms, onions and red peppers. Thick-cut bacon, baked in the oven, on the side.
Nothing says Easter in Texas like breakfast tacos! If anyone had told me 10 years ago that I’d enjoy salsa with my eggs, I would have asked them what kind of crack they were smoking, lol.

Spinach Pan Pizza

Another pizza, made with the leftover dough from last night.  I used almost an entire box of frozen chopped spinach, which I defrosted and squeezed the excess water out of first.

mini pepperoni pan pizza

America's Test Kitchen pan pizza

Mini turkey pepperoni, Classico sauce, mozzarella cheese on thick pan crust.

More details and recipe can be found on my cooking blog, here.