Thursday, June 30, 2011

Can I Haz Desserts?

I am blessed to say that the people in my life feed me and they feed me well. But that's also a reason why I can't lose weight =P My family, my boyfriend, my friends, my boyfriend's family. It's a lovely cycle of food. Last week, my lovely friend Megan made desserts all week... Oh I was in heaven! She made flan TWICE, fruit tarts, AND crème brûlée! For the fruit tarts, she got the recipe online and it was the recipe for the fruit tarts at La Madeleine. I can honestly say, it was pretty darn close to La Madeleine's. I could barely taste the difference. She has a talent for making delicious desserts. I am so lucky! =)

Photo props to Megan <3
Beautiful, isn't it? ;]
Almost too beautiful to eat.... ALMOST.

Please excuse the following photos.. They were taken with my Droid.. (Not that great of quality....)
Almost finished...
Finished product.. Look how big that raspberry is! Delicious =D

Thanks, Megan Dang. I loves youuuu <3 =)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Belated Food Photo Friday - Belated Birthday!

So I turned 22 on Monday =) A few of my other friends are June babies too (one 3 days apart from mine) so we all went to Main Event for some drinks and we were hoping to get in on the Monday Madness ($10 for rock climbing, laser tag, and bowling).. Sadly we were a little too buzzed/tipsy to play anything lol. We still managed to have fun, though! The next day my parents took me out to eat Joe's Crab Shack (good choice thanks to my parents!) Woo.. I always have a good time with my parents and hubby.

 Pomegranate Pop Rocks Margarita... Yes, that's correct.. POP ROCKS!
 Momma Tran <3
 DRINK WITH CAUTION: Pop rocks will explode when contacted with alcohol
 Fried Calamari
 My amazing parents <3
 Let's get cracka-lackin'!!!!!!
 Mom & Dad's Joe's Favorite Steampot... Shrimp, Snow Crab
 My Fish & Chips w/ Cheesy New Potatoes
 Honeys' KJ Steampot... Scallops, Snow Crab, Mussels
 Hello crabby mess!
 So the funny story is they turned me into a seagull and made me run around the restaurant while they sang happy birthday to me and if I stopped then they would've made me do it all over again. Lets just say I agreed because I didn't want to do it twice and.... I was a little buzzed haha. My parents kept saying "I can't believe you did that!!!" And my mom goes "it was the alcohol!!!!" Haha
My TRAN-PHAMily <3 I love them. They gave me the best birthday I could ever ask for. And I say that every year because they make it better and better.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Bit Overdue.. A LOT Overdue!

I truly commend my friends who work full time, have careers, have families, husbands/wives/boyfriends/girlfriends, etc. I commend you for all the hard work you put into your delightful and tasty blogs and how you're able to post every week (even more than once a week!) I do not know where to time went. It flew right past me in the last two weeks. I started a new job at Pho Saigon (5 days a week!) and summer school started. I haven't been able to put any posts in. In addition to my job and school, we got a new addition to our family... A new pup named Silvia. Many of you have seen my many, many photos of her on Facebook and Twitter. =)

I won a gift certificate to FRANK (Hot Dogs Cold Beer) while calling into the Bobby Bones Show. Little did I know it was about to expire. I desperately asked my hubs if he would go with me. Dreadfully, he agreed. So we went last Sunday. This was our second trip to Frank and I think our best trip so far!
* I apologize for the Crackberry camera photos
* Credits to FRANK for the hot dog descriptions

4th & Colorado
Austin, TX 78701

My Carolina Pork It
(100% Vienna beef, stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon and deep fried; Grilled coleslaw, house made green chile pimento cheese)
Chili Cheese Waffle Fries
Honey's Texalina
(FRANK's local pork and beef sausage, grilled coleslaw, Carolina mustard BBQ sauce, white cheddar)
 Our ORGASMIC Bananas Foster w/ Amy's Ice Cream's Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream
This was mine and honey's first time ever having bananas foster... I think FRANK did it just right.
Obviously... It was all gone =)

I also had a Groupon (I love great deals as you can see!) to Lucky J's Chicken & Waffles. Jonhnny and I were trying to go Friday night, but they had closed early. So we tried again on Saturday and this time with our friends. The Groupon was for the "Shotcaller" deal; 12 pieces of fried chicken and 6 waffles. So it was 4 of us with all of this food. 

5035 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756
The truck is located @ the corner of 6th & Waller
 Honey's basket =P
BIG piece of BREAST.. Yum ;]

I really enjoyed that the chicken and waffles were made to order, although that made for a long wait. The chicken was very moist and had tons of flavor. Sadly, the skin was really tough and it was hard to chew. Nevertheless, the food was delicious. I love how soft and yummy the waffles were. They were totally melt in your mouth delicious! I've never had chicken and waffles before and I'm glad my first time was @ Lucky J's!

Hope ya'll enjoy the photos, friends! =) Happy eatings!