My guy was out of town, but I thought it would be fun to have dinner out! I was going to be healthy, until I got there and saw the menu. Oops!
I ordered the chili cheese burger, but at least I substituted the fries for mushrooms... Yeah, lame attempt to be good. :) Unfortunately, someone at the table ordered some fried macaroni & cheese for us to share as an appetizer. Then, there was another shared dish for dessert, an amazing Key Lime pie. It's a Crooked Duck favorite, and now I see why!
Since I was on my own, my friend came over and we did a little bit of crafting! I had a couple of alterations to make and I made a dent into one of the many UFOs I have in my stash. Yay!
I promise to share the finished products soon. :)
I was famished and there was hardly in the food in the house, so I was delighted when I got asked to have lunch out. I love when things work out like that. :)
We went to a tiny little Korean Barbecue place to eat. It was okay, but I really loved their grill! I didn't get to snap a pic until after it they had thrown some of the meat on it already. :)
Then, we decided to go shopping at the Korean market! Ever since I was a kid, I was lucky enough to have a lot of good international markets around. They are certainly the best for getting a great deal on lots of unique ingredients.
Check out this huge 10 pound bag of bean sprouts! And it cost as much as a medium size bag in my local store. Crazy!
There was also a Korean melon on sale, which I had never tasted.
Lucky for me that they had samples! It tasted a little bit like a cross between a pear, jicama, and unripe honeydew. Oh, but with a lot more seeds. :)
And for my favorite aisle... Candy! One thing I appreciate about candies from other countries is the different flavors that you encounter. Pumpkin, melon, chestnut, and red bean are really typical! I bought these Milkita candies in the milk, strawberry, and melon flavors. I didn't buy the Pocky this time, but I used to get them all the time when I was a kid! When I lived out of state, I unsuccessfully tried to recreate them with a recipe online. :(
I looove this little bakery on the side of the store!
I got a lovely green pea roll. Yes, that is peas sweetened with sugar and mashed up into a paste and stuffed into a pretty pastry. It's kind of like when you get red beans that have been sweetened.
On my way out the door, I saw one of my favorites! I have no idea what this noodle dish is called, but it is awesome. It is a cold noodle salad with a few veggies thrown in, mixed with fragrant sesame oil. Amazing...
By the way, another thing that you rarely get in a typical grocery store is funny signs like this. :)
After all the shopping, we stopped in at an awesome snowball place called Sno Biggie. I loooved the snowballs in New Orleans, and these were pretty much dead on! I got the strawberry shortcake, which was amazing... My partner in crime got the multi-colored Pineapple, Mango & Cherry. :)
And that was the end to a wonderful, sunny weekend!
I'm excited to go to a crafting fair this weekend and get some wonderful inspiration. :) Other than that, it'll be super low key again!
Anything exciting for you guys and Memorial Day?