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bakeries/cafes/dessert places - snacks - store

I was in the car a lot yesterday. Traffic snacks -

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Leftover Shishitou Peppers

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After our respective auditions, Christy picked me up for a trip to Burbank!

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(In case you were wondering what the title of this post stood for)

Love the catalog, but the stuff never looks as good in person

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More fun to browse here than buy, I feel

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Definitely not worth standing in this line for some napkins!

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We did pick up some Swedish groceries though…

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…wound up with some very boring crackers, but there was definitely some interesting stuff to see!

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I remember these chocolate/coconut-covered marshmallows from my trip to Paradis – they’re GREAT smashed on top of ice cream

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Haven’t eaten in their cafeteria since I was a wee one…I convinced Christy to go for dinner

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For $4.99 you get a plate of balls…

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…cream sauce and lingonberry jam + mashed potato…

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…a make-your-own salad…

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…with horrific dressing options (we decided on fat free italian)…

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…garlic bread + a Diet Pepsi

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Christy and I split the balls + bread – the taters and soda were all mine

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We also shared the veg

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Sadly, the meatballs did NOT live up to my fond memories of them. They were quite rubbery, like a really bad soy version

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I think I may have finally outgrown this store?

Not that I would say no to this kitchen!!!

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How much stuff in your house is currently from IKEA? There’s about eleven in mine, and that’s not counting all the non-furniture items like utensils, glasses, lighting, sheets, plants, frames, etc.

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  • xl

    ahhh, I’m so jealous! There’s no ikea in New Orleans :(

  • http://snackingsquirrel.blogspot.com Kelsey

    is it just me or is Ikea getting bigger and better with each passing day!?! i mean, even their food looks better… i remember a few years back looking at their cafe food and thinking..hmmm, not quite sure how appetizing that would be…but this- major improvement!

    xoxo <3

  • http://sunnyseedstories.tumblr.com/ Lisa

    Hmm, I actually don’t think we have any IKEA fare in the house. Perhaps because we’ve never lived near one, though?

  • http://twitter.com/LeslieSarna www.LeslieSarna.com

    Um, thank you for telling me what IKEA stands for! And I feel the same way…. I get the catalog, get excited to go get something and then it just doesn’t excite me when I see it in person….

  • http://tangledreflections.wordpress.com The Healthy Engineer

    I’ve never been/eaten at Ikea before!!
    I don’t think it really looks that appealing though…but it reminds me of Costco.

  • http://parryshen.wordpress.com Parry Shen

    I’ve got these two guys stacked on top of each other in my office:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00208646#/60208648/
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20116274#/90116275/ (horizontal)

    I love ‘em – 30 total little cubes of bookshelf space.

  • http://fancythatfancythis.wordpress.com Ameena

    I agree – everything in the catalog looks great but once I’m there I end up buying nothing!

  • http://www.cksmetalart.blogspot.com Cindy

    I think your palate has outgrown IKEA. Hmmm…I have about 7-8 items, bookshelves, etc. I’ve learned to go in with a plan otherwise you can walk yourself numb and I don’t eat there unless I’m desperately hungry.

  • http://www.acaseoftheruns.com Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    My loft bed, for one! And in a post I did this week about cutting a squash, that knife is from IKEA.

  • http://www.pure2raw.com Pure2raw twins

    love IKEA. my place has about 5 pieces of furniture from it, we built it all from scratch. and it all turned out great! great store!

  • http://livinglearningeating.wordpress.com livinglearningeating

    I love the IKEA Daim tart!

  • http://notjustapples.blogspot.com Alissa @ Not Just Apples

    They’ve totally changed the meatball recipe in England too… they’ve kind of got spongey, which is so sad, because they used to be such a tasty treat!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      aha – so maybe the version i had as a kid was better? i’m glad i didn’t buy a bag of swedish meatballs to go!

  • Shell Lewis

    Maybe the Swedish fish would’ve been a better option!! Ok joking aside their floating shelves are pretty cool and I admit I have a table top for my computer desk! It’s very shiny and only cost $18!