148.4...Holiday Feasting

Last Tuesday we tried Westroot Tavern for dinner. We all shared the Carne Asada Fries (all-natural top sirloin steak, spicy guacamole, lime cream, pico de gallo, cotija cheese, poblano beer-cheese sauce) to start: 

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They weren’t as good as the ones at the Padres games but quite good nonetheless! It was “Taco Tuesday” so I ordered two fish tacos which were good!

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Wednesday’s breakfast:

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I went to Orange Theory then to an appointment. Lunch was at Urban Plates. I deduced to try their BBQ Chicken Salad for a change. 

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It was ok but I like my tuna plate better. 

For dinner we went to Tio Leo’s.  My husband and I split the Mexican Pizza and the Carne Asada Street Tacos.

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Both were really good! Afterwards we went to a Bar Mitzvah meeting for my son.

Thursday’s breakfast:

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I got stuff done around the house before heading off to an appointment. I had a RXbar for a snack.

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Then it was time to pack up and hit the road for Palm Desert. Along the way, we stopped at In N Out Burger for lunch. 

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Lettuce wrapped cheeseburger and fries.

We got to our Palm Desert house and unpacked. Time to relax!

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For dinner, we went to Mario’s Italian Cafe. I had a small salad to start. 

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Then we shared a pizza. Their pizza is really good. 

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Friday’s breakfast was scrambled eggs with cheese and toast.

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For lunch we went to Manhattan in the Desert. I had the half sandwich and soup. Clam Chowder:

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Half salami sandwich with macaroni salad:

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Dinner was at Shogun. Onion soup:

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NY steak with fried rice:

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The service was super slow that night but the food made up for it!

Saturday’s breakfast was a breakfast taco with scrambled eggs, cheese and lots of salsa and hot sauce.

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It was really nice being in Palm Desert with nothing really to do. We did some shopping for my daughter’s birthday but that was about it.

For lunch we went to La Bella Cucina. I had half an Italian sub and a salad:

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Dinner was at Armando’s. I love their fish tacos so that’s what I ordered. 

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For breakfast on Sunday (Christmas Eve) we went to the club.

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Eggs over easy, bacon, hash browns and toast. Love it!

We got packed up and had a late lunch at the club as well. We also shared the queso dip which was just ok.

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We also shared hot wings which were very good!

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My husband and I split a cheeseburger and a Chinese Chicken Salad:

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The burger was good but the dressing on the salad was too sweet for me. 

That evening we hit the road for San Diego. We picked up Taco Bell for dinner. I had a bean & cheese burrito. 

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Yesterday, Christmas morning’s breakfast:

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Then it was off to LA to my brother and sister in law’s house. My brother made breakfast burritos were are always awesome. I split one with my husband because there were tons of other snacks to enjoy!

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We opened gifts and enjoyed the day!

My brother was getting over a stomach flu so I did the grilling of the steaks for dinner. 

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I had salad and Brussels sprouts too. Such a good meal! We had a chocolate birthday cake to celebrate my belated birthday but I didn’t take a picture of it. :( I think I was too exited to eat it. It was epic. 

The drive home…not so epic. We decided to ignore Waze (big mistake) and go home our normal way although it kept trying to reroute us the whole time. Turns out the 5 freeway was shutdown in Oceanside because of a terrible crash/car fire. We figured it out just in time to cut all the way over to 15 freeway. Took us an extra hour and 15 minutes to get home. Oh well, could have been much worse. 

Today’s breakfast: 

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I got my nails done then took the kids out for sushi at Ototo Sushi.

Miso Soup:

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Tuna, yellowtail and salmon sashimi:

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Balboa Roll:

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Whew! That was a lot of good eats for sure!

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