California Dreamin’

A week from today I’ll be in San Francisco!  Trips are good.  Free trips are even better!

I’m going to guess posting Friday through Monday next week will be a little spotty.  Maybe I’ll set up some autoposts.  Don’t know what I’d write about though… The time I was in a pageant?  That has nothing to do with food, but it’s kinda ridiculous (and I’m telling you friends, you haven’t LIVED until you’ve paraded across a stage at a casino in a swimming suit and clear heels.)

And I’m going to put up the pumpkin butter recipe today-it’s super easy!

On to my food…

I tried out some pumpkin butter + cream cheese on crackers as a snack


Thumbs up.  I love cream cheese, but I never buy it.  Why is that?

We had peanut noodles for dinner last night.  Here’s the before, because veggies not coated in brown sauce are prettier


And here’s the after


Plus salad, of course


I love you salad.

And for dessert I just wanted more pumpkin butter and cream cheese.  On toast this time.


Plus wine.


(If you want a cheap pinot, this stuff from Trader Joe’s is some of the best super cheap wine I’ve had.  Which doesn’t say much, because it’s super cheap wine, but still… I’d recommend it.  I want to say it’s 4 bucks, but I could be full of lies.  It’s 6 tops anyways.)

And now I am munching on this


Oh Fujis, why are you so good?  We’re going through these suckers like crazy right now (I should add, I don’t show everything I eat.  Too much work.  But I’ve been having a minimum of one of these a day)

Before he met me, the fiance only ate Granny Smiths.   My making him eat fujis was clearly one of the better things I’ve done to his life.

Oh… and an exciting announcement!  I’m going to start having a weekly(ish, we haven’t worked out the details) contribution from another person I know who is an eating machine…. stay tuned for details!


12 responses to “California Dreamin’

  1. wow that is such a creative snack you’ve got there with the crackers!! will have to try that soon.

  2. Pumpkin butter with cream cheese on crackers really sounds like a great snack!! I’m making a brie and jelly spread this weekend for football…maybe I can find some pumpkin butter to try too 🙂

  3. oh you totally have to tell the pageant story 🙂

    you get a free trip to frisco, how fun!

  4. I am the same way with Cream Cheese, I love it but hardly ever by it unless I have a really bad craving lol

    I wish I had a free trip lol

    Pumpkin butter is just whipped pumkin? do you add anything to it

  5. That did it. I’m buying pumpkin butter. That cream cheese / pumpkin butter concoction has my name written all over it.

  6. The Blue Fin is good. Sometimes cheap wine from TJ’s can really surprise you!
    I have got to get my hands on some of that pumpkin butter.

  7. Droool the peanut noodles dish sounds amazing! Looks fantastic too 😀

    I love having pumpkin butter and cream cheese on toast. It is a delish dessert!

  8. trader joes has the best cheap wine! I cant belive that you can get a great bottle of wine for about 4 bucks!! its awesome!

    those cream cheese snackkies look fab!!


  9. Absolutely want to hear the pageant story now. 🙂

  10. Oooh! I’d love to hear the pageant story! Have fun in San Fran!

  11. Hope you enjoy SF! It’s a lovely city- unfortunately I only work here, so that takes half the fun out of it!

  12. I wish so much that I had a trader joe’s I could go to 😦

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