Daily Archives: February 18, 2011

One (Kinda) Spicy Meatball

lunch - sandwich - take out

I got this Groupon to All About the Bread just a few days before the whole controversy

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…apparently, so did most of these people – they were waving their printed-out coupons too.

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Used my $20 credit to get 2 small sandwiches + deli sides to go

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Felt like I was still digesting dumplings (!!!) so I ordered the Meatball without Provolone/Parm, since cheese + my tummy can sometimes have issues

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There’s a no-substitutions policy, but since they’d run out of the Honey Lime Chicken (after I’d already paid for it) they made an exception. Which I think is kinda stupid, since aren’t I the one doing THEM the favor by saving them cheese?

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Could this be the first meatball-only sandwich from All About the Bread?!?

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I’m sure it would be amazing with the cheese (Los Angeles Magazine named it one of 17 Great LA Sandwiches) but even without, this was very tasty.

With just a drizzle of the slighty spicy marinara sauce

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The granny smith apple slaw was also delicious – tossed with mayo, red pepper, green onions, and dried cranberries

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1/2 sandwich now, 1/2 for later

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Audition time!

American Idle

dinner - TV shows

Running two blogs during pilot season is a lot of work!

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I forced myself to take an extra long walk yesterday, and stumbled upon this little street where every single house was different and darling

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The clouds were unreal!!!

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Apparently that was some Thick Dumpling Skin I ate on Wednesday night because I didn’t feel like eating much all day.

Around 1pm:

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A store I popped into (to buy my upteenth pair of black leggings) had a flavor of Tootsie Pops I’ve never seen before

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Valentine’s Day, you fooled me again – it was just a regular cherry one with a pink wrapper!

Around 5pm my appetite came back so I threw together a bowl of odds + ends

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Frozen spinach + TJ’s Grilled Asparagus, heated with a Laughing Cow Blue Cheese wedge, S + P

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Plus a Saag’s Sausage (from the Foodbuzz Festival) + chopped chestnuts

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Random, but kinda tasty

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My stomach was full but my mouth wanted something sweet and chewy to end the meal

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The last Byron Bay Cookie, surrounded by dried fruit

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More blog, tax, and audition stuff – right up til Abe got back from his own long day of work around 10pm. That’s when I finally unplugged, grabbed a snack, and we watched some mindless TV for an hour while snuggled under the covers

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I’m back into American Idol again! We used to be die-hard fans (even went to a couple live tapings!) but fell off the last few seasons. This year there are some TALENTED folks in the mix; I still can’t get over Casey Abrams, who sang and played “Georgia on My Mind” brilliantly on an upright bass:

Are you watching American Idol? Who are you rooting for?!? What do you think of the new judges?

I kinda adore Steven Tyler and his spontaneous crooning – I love that he can’t help himself!