Soooo much food. Pepper Steak, Garlic Noodles, Sweet & Sour Chicken, and Kung Pao chicken
PF Changs is my favorite restaurant so I was really excited that my friend wanted to celebrate her birthday there. If you haven't been, you must try it. They have the best chinese food I've ever had. So Yummy!
Last weekend we tried to go to Eggs N Things for breakfast but the wait was way too long. So, we headed to old town Camarillo and decided to try the Panini Place. It was quite yummy. The inside is really cute and they have a awesome menu. We sat outside and sipped delicious lattes while we waited for our order. My honey got the ham & eggs omelet and I got the waffles with fresh fruit and cream. And can I just say, the whipped cream was freshly made and soooo delicious. We will definitely be going back for breakfast, lunch or maybe even some gelato. Yum!
I'm so sorry to have been so neglectful of my blog. I've been reading everyone else's awesome posts, but have been unmotivated to post my own. I think I'm getting my blogger mojo back though, so I'll be posting more soon. In the meantime, I'm so excited for a new exhibit at the Getty. All you southern CA bloggers need to make a trip to see In Focus: Tasteful Pictures. It's all about food photography. Yay! Here is the link for more information: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/focus_tasteful_pictures/ I'll be there this weekend and will report back with a review.
Barefoot Contessa Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars. These are fantastic and make a huge tray for sharing. I topped mine with cashews instead of peanuts.
Nigella Lawson's Cupcakes. I use her recipe anytime I need a quick cupcake batter. It so simple since you put everything in the food processor. I use a basic milk, vanilla and powdered sugar frosting recipe colored pink with a few sprinkles. Yum!
Barefoot Contessa TriBerry Muffins- oh so yummy, although I think they would have been better if I hadn't used frozen berries. Plus, I was on the phone while I was making them and had to add sugar at the last minute cause I forgot while chatting. No more cooking and chatting. LOL Mine definitely do not look like the photo in her cookbook.
Pesto Chicken Tortellini- really really easy. I use leftover roasted chicken that I shredded, pesto and tortellini already made from Trader Joes, a can of sliced olives and some toasted pine nuts. Dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes and there's enough left for lunch the next day.
I've been neglecting to update my blog and now I've got more photos than I know what to do with so I'm titling this one "random eats." I love the part of Julie & Julia when Julie says that cooking is a way to get away from what she does all day. I totally agree. There is something so comforting up being in your kitchen and being in total control of the slicing, stewing, baking and stirring. The wonderful smells of my kitchen are better than any scented candle I've ever lit.