Sunday, June 27, 2010

John's Incredible Pizza, part 2

This is John's favorite place to eat becasue they have a great BBQ chicken pizza. I personally like the peanut butter pizza and the basil garlic pizza. So when Megan sugested we go there, we were quite in favor of the plan. The kids thought that we just called it John's Incredible Pizza because John, their grandpa, like it so much...but then we got there and they see the name John's Incredible Pizza on the building and they were surprised. It is an all you can eat buffet with soup, salad, pizza, pastas, baked potatoes and all the toppings...and desserts.
Josh was especially pleased that he could continue watchin World Cup soccer as we ate. At one point, he made quite a shout when a goal was made by a favored team!

This is a view of the adults' table..joan took the picture and so you don't see her in this...

John's Incredible Pizza, Part 1

Elizabeth posing so sweetly....
Fresh, hot breadsticks were quite ahit with the Abbotts. Here is Ethan with his.

Jonah enjoying some cool peach slices....

Asher is happy with his pizza....

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vietnamese Food, Part 2

This was my dish: Called Pho Noodle With Rare Steak Only. That meant the cook took raw meat out of the fridge and cooked it up in their homemade broth. This dish cost $5.75 . The noodles must be rice noodles..they are white and very light. the broth was very savory and I was told to put the bean sprouts in the soup and rip up the basil leaves. (The bean sprouts and basil springs came on the side. You can see a bit of it on the left of this picture...there is also the pork John gave me on the plate with the bean sprouts.Both of our meals arrived at our table in less than 2 minutes from the time we ordered.

So in the broth was sliced green onions and some cilantro..that sliver of carrot is from John's little dish of sauce that i used.

Some day I will learn how to use chopsticks. See how white and delicate the noodles are?

John finishing up his meal. His cost $6.95. His only complaint..the noodles were too long...and hard to eat...This is a guy who, when he get a plate of spaghetti, the first thing he does is chop up all the spaghetii until each piece is 1" long or less. was a delightful experience and I felt very well nourished, content and just the right degree of "fullness" when we left the restaurant. Next tine I will try the grilled chicken with lemon grass on vermiceli.

Vietnamese Food, Part 1

We went to a Vietnames Restaurant for the first time. There are 2 on Bear Valley Road in Victorvile. This one was called:Pho Belwood.

By the way, Pho means Soup
said the owner after I asked him.

This is how John's dish looked. On the menu it is described as:
I got John's pork, which was so so good. The noodles are hiding under all those pretty vegetables and things. Below is a close up of the clear dressing John was given: The man said: No sauce, no good....he taught John how to dribble it all over and mix it in...I tasted some in a spoon...sweet, savory....tiny hint of sour. Yummy.
The nexy 2 phots are of the condiments that were on the table, of which we did not partake...our food was flavorful enough. John's noodles tasted like cucmbers to me.