Saturday, December 20, 2008

Disney World Eats

We spent our first night in Orlando at Downtown Disney. After finding one another at the airport, getting our luggage, getting to the Disney Resort, checking in, and then taking a ferry boat ride to Downtown Disney, it was about 8pm and we were starving because neither of us had eaten anything since breakfast.

After quickly scanning the dining options, we decided to have dinner at the new T-Rex Cafe (so new it doesn't have it's own website yet!), where we had a "prehistoric" dining experience. ha ha.
See here, we had dinner with a family of triceratops. I had a Brontosaurus Burger (minus the cheese). The waffle fries were sooooo good. I should have ordered another side dish of it.

The Boy ordered a half slab of T-Rex Ribs, which were so tender and juicy, and the meat literally just fell off the bones. I also tried to feed some mashed potatoes to the momma triceratops.

We spent our second day at Disney's Epcott Center (more to follow), had breakfast early in the morning, and then didn't have lunch until 4pm. Boy, it's hard work trying to fit everything into one day, but we did it! Below is what we had for our linner - Mexican cuisine of soft tacos, burritos, and a ton of chips and salsa/guacamole.
On Day 3, we spent the morning at the Animal Kingdom. After seeing all the musicals and attractions we wanted to see, we had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe, where they had these funny looking bar stools. What a genius idea, eh?
We had a selection of appetizers at the Rainforest Cafe - quesadilla, chicken tenders, calamari, chicken rolls, and spinach dip. Guess what? We finished it all. Yep, we did. I was hungry.
We spent the second half of Day 3 at the Magic Kingdom. My main goal for the evening was to get my hands on one of those giant turkey legs. We didn't have dinner until about 8pm, but we each got ourselves a turkey leg, and it was GOOOOOD.
Our last day in Orlando was spent at Hollywood Studios. By this time, The Boy was getting the early signs of a cold and we were both getting a bit tired from doing 15-hour days marathon of the parks.
We had a lunch break at Mama Melrose's Risorante. We started off with an appetizer of calamari, which was really good, not fishy and very tender. The marinara sauce was especially tasty because it had a bite of spice to it, but the spice wasn't overwhelming.
The Boy ordered the bruchetta, which had a really nice balsamic vinergrette on it. The combination of tomatoes had a nice taste to it too.
I had the spaghetti with clams and mussels. It had the same marinara sauce as the calamari so I was happy.
We later went back to Downtown Disney for some souvineer shopping and dinner, which was at Planet Hollywood: buffalo chicken sticks, crispy chicken tenders and sliders. We ordered a bit too much and ended up taking home the leftovers.
And as I sit here updating my blog, both The Boy and I have a cold - he's slowly getting over his and mine is just starting. Hopefully, we can both be better in time for Christmas dinner, because let me tell you this - food just doesn't taste good when your nose is running like a faucet and you're sneezing up a storm.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

first snow

From my bedroom window:

From my camera phone - outside my apartment complex

I like fresh snow. I've seen it and taken a picture of it. I'm satisfied. Therefore, the snow can now go away.

Two more days until sunny Florida and Disney World!! Oh, and I'm excited to see The Boy too. =)

Monday, December 08, 2008

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Now I can add website designer to my list of "Alternate Jobs"* in case I won't ever get employed as an attorney after graduating from law school.

*Alternate Jobs List
-Flower arrangement
-Cake Decorator
-Cookie Maker

Friday, December 05, 2008

baking the day away

Being done with finals, I have nothing productive to do. I feel a little at a loss because I should be reading for class or checking things off my to-do list for school.

Oh well, I'm not complaining. I kept myself busy today with baking. The original goal was to make Ginger Pumpkin Bread for girls night tonight, and then I was craving chocolate chip cookies so I made that too. For some odd reason, the pumpkin bread turned out too dry and didn't even taste like pumpkin. I probably shouldn't have used a can of pumpkin puree that was a year old (the expiration date on the can said April 2009!). Oh well, the cookies turned out well. Hope the girls like them.

In between batches of cookies, I was also researching the Disney World website. "Why?" you ask? Courtesy of The Boy--he's giving me a long weekend in Orlando, Florida, for Christmas. And I just realized this is our first vacation where we actually go outside the state of California. I'm counting the days until I get to see Mickey and Minnie again (6 to go!)

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe -- Click HERE. I just didn't add any nuts to the batch I baked today.

Thursday, December 04, 2008


Whoo hoo! Just finished my one and only final exam, and now I am DONE with papers and all!

Five semesters down, one more to go!


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

food for thought

I'm taking a study break to update my blog with some final photos of food from my recent trip home to Boston. Yes, I'm also hungry at the moment, that's why food is on my mind.
For dinner one night, I bought one of those rotisserie chickens from Costco. I brought it home, left it on the dining table, and decided to go take a quick nap before the parents got home from work. As I was napping, I heard all sorts of banging and clanging in the kitchen. Wanting to know what was going on, I discovered my uncle was chopping up the rotisserie chicken, adding a special soy sauce concoction, and garnishing it with cucumbers. His fixings made the chicken taste more "Asian"...
On Thanksgiving morning, my brother went out to have breakfast with his GF (who I have yet to meet!), and brought me back some pigs-in-blanket from IHOP. That's right, I didn't realize IHOP was open on Thanksgiving either. Someone (either my brother or the people at IHOP) forgot to include the syrup.
On another day, my dad bought home some Vietnamese sandwiches from a place I think he called "Kinh Do" on Dorchester Ave. To my great dismay, my favorite sandwich shop went out of business. But this place is proving to be a good replacement.

Okay, time to forage for some food and back to studying.