So, I’m the worst & I really thought I’d be able to edit all of those photos from my trip to Thailand & Vietnam last summer during winter break. I got some of it done, just not all of it. I’m ashamed, but I had other priorities such as allowing Civilization V to ruin my life with my friends. Just one more turn, right? Well, that’s over with. I’m back in Boston, which means it’s about high time I get my act together. Despite having a -9000 presence in the blogosphere this past month, I still got to team up with Vegas.com to make a pizza that was inspired by one of their many hotels. I immediately thought of Paris, only because I really have no idea how I would have time to spray paint neon butterflies & mushrooms to put on a pizza for the Wynn. Since the hotel capitalizes on Parisian culture–or at least what they think is–you’ll easily find French Onion soup & quiche on their menus. This is awkward; I forgot how to blog so I’m just going to cut to the chase: I made a pizza that tastes like the lovechild of a mushroom quiche & French Onion soup. Here’s the part where I make you click a link to stay on my page longer to see my photos. Also, don’t forget to check out resorts in Vegas if you want to spend Spring Break soaking in the heat, day drinking, & pool party life. Wait, that actually sounds really nice right now considering my feet are frozen right now.
Let’s welcome August with a noteworthy appetizer recipe & some other foodie pictures! I’m completely behind on editing & uploading all the pictures I have on my SD cards, so one of these days there’ll just be a post with a bunch of pictures & guess what? YOU’RE GONNA ENJOY IT…maybe. So, let’s talk about my new recipe that I obnoxiously named “Sensational”. Look, I can feel your eyeballs rolling out of your orbital fossa, but bear with me – the catchier the title, the more likely someone will check out the recipe. What makes this recipe so sensational? KEWPIE MAYO, duh, obvi, like srsly how is dat even a q?? In all seriousness doe, the combination of Kewpie mayonnaise, sesame oil, masago, & imitation crabmeat really bakes well atop New Zealand green mussels. The umami is strong with this one & I think that if you love shellfish, this is a great recipe for you to try out. It’s actually not too expensive to make given that you have sesame oil, ponzu sauce, sesame seeds, & Kewpie already. Who would have that already? People who love to make Japanese food, gosh. If you love Japanese food, invest in those ingredients; you’ll find that they are used in many recipes.
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Vy & Me at Tao Beach
I come bearing summer treats! Actually, just one treat, that is of course if you count new albums as treats, then yes, I think treats needs dat plural! A few weeks ago, Vegas experienced one of its hottest weeks of the summer. Fortunately for Danny, Josh, Vy, & me, we experienced it when it was around 42º C (108º F) instead of 47º C (117º F). While Danny gambled, Josh, Vy, & I went to a very overcrowded Tao Beach. We quickly left to enjoy the larger pool beside the day club without sacrificing anything other than a bar only to gain a spacious & cool pool. Sliding into the cold water was like experiencing the best day of your life transformed onto your nervous system as chills avalanched throughout your heated body. It was difficult not to be happy on such a beautiful day, in a beautiful pool, & surrounded by beautiful people.
It’s too bad we only got a short amount of time in Vegas, but it was a fantastic trip & everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Vy especially liked that I made her pasta & brought her Hot Cheetos when we picked her up from the airport. It’s hard to believe it’s almost the weekend again!
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My cousin Tammy & me before XS in Vegas
I can’t believe this break has gone by so quickly! Hopefully after I finish working on another project for the Anthropology club at school, I’ll be able to update the site with more recipes & other food goodies. For now, here are a bunch of new albums I’ve uploaded. Still missing a bunch. Happy belated holidays, everyone!
L-R: Me, Yanaí, & Marlene
Spring Break started off really well with Yanaí’s birthday celebration in Vegas! I go to Vegas too much, but no one does it better than Vegas.
Santa Monica’s Farmers’ Market
After watching a great documentary called Forks Over Knives, I had the urge to visit a Farmers’ Market. Christian tagged along with me to Santa Monica, one of my favorite neighborhoods in LA, & had what he claimed as “the best chicken quesadilla” he’s ever had. Good vibes.
Christian handling his Chicken Quesadilla