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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Production Eats - No. 7

I decided to start numbering them. I think I've overused "This week in..." Besides, this is turning into a series the more I work on sets. So Here's #7.

This week I had worked on three shows. Heroes, Parks and Recreations, and The Forgotten. The first two were short days, so there wasn't any meals for that. I did have a nice tasty Chinese Chicken Salad with Teriyaki dressing from TJ's. After we were released early from Parks and Recreations. I love the ready made meals from there.

An upside from working the first two, I was happy to work in a scene with Amy Poehler on Parks and Recs. I've been a fan since she was on Upright Citizens Brigade. The latter show, The Forgotten, stars Christian Slater. *heart fluttering* Amazingly enough he still looks the same after 20 years. Remember Heathers, Pump Up the Volume, Billie Jean? Anyway, onto the food.

First, some mixed greens with kidney beans, garbonzo beans and peppers. The dressing was a vinaigrette on some kind. I couldn't really make put what it was, but the heat from the peppers helped give the salad a nice little kick to it.

The main dish

Clock wise from top: Angel hair pasta with pesto, a meatball with marinara sauce, sauteed veggies, a dinner roll, spaghetti, chicken cacciatore with mushrooms.

I enjoyed the meatball and angel hair pasta. I'm a sucker for pesto, so that was a given that I would like it. The dinner rolls was alright though it tasted a bit mushy, so I sandwiched it with the meatball I did enjoy the mushrooms from the chicken cacciatore, too. Overall is was an average meal nothing special.

Also, this past Tuesday I attended a small birthday dinner for a good friend of mine. The celebration was at Fuddruckers in Burbank, CA. It's a chain to restaurants that sort of reminds me of a T.G.I.F in decor with memorabellia stuck to the walls and games area for the kiddies. It's a place where you order you burger and side or whatever you prefer. They cook the meat the way you like it and you basically put in whatever condiment you want to your liking from the condiment bar. Simple.

I had a crispy chicken sandwich with some American cheddar on top. I piled on some tomato slices pickles and lettuce. I ordered the meal so mine came with a side of thick cut fries that i dipped in some honey mustard sauce. That thing was huge! Luckily, I had saved up my appetite for that night, so I had no problem finishing off my meal.

A few others had ordered the ostrich burger, a regular beef cheeseburgers, and veggies burgers.

To end off the night, we headed off to Yogurtland just down the street and had ourselves some froyo (frozen yogurt) for dessert. I always get the plain tart flavor because I like to taste the toppings when I mix them in. My toppings for the night: some fresh strawberries and granola topped with an animal cracker cookie. I didn't want to over do it as I was already stuffed from dinner. Seeing good friends and having good conversations. All in all it was a fun time.

Lastly for your enjoyment I give you little toy robots walking aimlessly. It was a "sci-fi"-theme kind of night.


Anonymous said...

I didn't know there was a Fuddruckers here in LA! cool! I love that place. Though I'd choose In-N-Out over it >.<


Heather S-G said...

LOL!! I get jealous everytime you say you're working on Heroes...I, too LOVE IT!!! Do people ask you why your photographing your food? Not that I'd wonder, but others may? :D

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

It's been sooo long since I've been at Fuddruckers...

Loved to read about the production eats as always... :)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love Parks and fun! I had to laugh when you mentioned the movie "Pump up the Volume" I was so sure I was the only one who loved that movie...haha. Great food for the week:)

Cucinista said...

Love Christian Slater circa Winona's heyday.

Jenn said...

Sophia: lol. Yeah In-n-Out beats out the competition no doubt.

girlichef: There have been a couple times when I've been asked by I take photos of my food, but as soon as I explain to them that I have food blog, they find it really interesting and want to know more about that when I bust out those moo cards. lol. More readers, right?

Andrea: Thanks.

Nutmeg Nanny: Pump Up The Volume = Classic 80s. lol.

Cucinista: Same here.

teresa said...

i've said it once and i'll say it again, you have the coolest job!

theUngourmet said...

I've always been a Christian Slater fan!

We have one Fuddrucker's left here. I haven't been there in ages. I thought it was a fun place.

I'm off the watch your video now! :D

Christo Gonzales said...

fun times -

OysterCulture said...

Love reading your post and following your culinary adventures through the entertainment industry and the random people you encounter.

tavolini said...

LOL!!! I love the robots :D

Reeni said...

I'm craving chinese chicken salad terribly bad now!!! And I love Fuddrucker's! Wish I had one by me.

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