The main plate
Let's start from the top, going clockwise: Steamed broccoli, pesto potatoes, soft white bread with butter, pasta with a type of marinara sauce, grilled steak, misc salad, at the center is some kind grilled fish with a spicy mango-corn salsa.
There was also some carrots, but I wasn't in the mood for carrots. I like the steak. They grilled that one pretty good and tender. The fish could have been little better, but I think the salsa made up for that. The salad was just one of those "make your own" type. It was some lettuce with mushrooms and fried rice noodles with a little vinaigrette.
I really do want to try and make the spicy corn-mango salsa and pesto potatoes. OMG, those were awesome!!! I wish I had gotten more that just some scoop. I should have taken the whole bowl!
On my little dessert plate are some fruit and a really REALLY REALLY delicious raspberry crumb bars and a cake of some kind. I wish I had gotten two of the bars!! I was tempted to go back and get another.
The next show was Cold Case. I haven't really watched this show, so I can't really say who's in it or what the series is about. We shot scenes from episode 8. Here's what was served for lunch.
From the top, going clockwise: Deep Fried tofu, Spanish rice with pineapple and baby corn (I think), chicken fajita stir-fry, cold rice noodle with giner sauce and a beef skewer.
I loved rice noodle dish. It was really gingery, which I like. Yum. It's been while since I had tofu, so I was happy about that. I think tofu is underrated. I never really got why it gets such a bad rap. It's really good stuff. I think I'm going to try adding pineapple to my fried rice next time I make it. It was actually a pretty good combination.
The other day, I went and ordered take-out from Island's. *Gasp* What?! I had a gift card, so it was like getting free food. Besides I like Island's. They have some pretty good sandwiches and burgers. Not sure if it's only found here on the west coast, but it's like a "beach" themed restaurant that serves the usual American fare. My best friend and godson came to visit, so instead of eating at the restaurant, we decided to get take-out. Besides, the little one tends to get a bit fussy in loud crowded places. We went during the dinner rush. We ordered and took it back to my house and chowed down while the little one, who has just begun to walk, investigated the vast space of my house. He's really the inquisitive type. It looked like a hurricane blew through my bedroom. haha...
My friend ordered the Hawaiian burger, which had a well done burger patty with pineapple, teriyaki sauce, lettuce, onion, swiss and mayo on a wheat bun. Some cheesy, pineapple goodness going on in that one.
I ordered the Sandpiper, which was grilled chicken breast with sauteed mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, swiss and mayo. I devoured that thing. I think it was because I was really hungry. I really liked the mushrooms in this one.
Both ordered came with a handful of fries and some ketchup packets, but we also ordered a side of cheddar fries with bacon bits. Yum!! Cheese and bacon. You can't resist that.
It may not look pretty, but it was some good food. Besides, I was glad to not cook as much this week and being able to spend time with my godson was the icing on top of the cupcake.