Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hmm...took a long nap, went to Taco Bell for lunch, played with Avinash at the Children's Museum, made dinner, checked email, watched a couple of TV shows, and now I have pretty much run out of things to do except my presentation for Thursday unless I write a new blog post! I guess I could also contemplate making dessert too.
I made soup again tonight. I cooked up think spaghetti, mixed it with tons of chopped cilantro and a spritz of olive oil. I also combined sauteed garlic, lime leaves, a thai chili, scallions, ginger, tofu and carrots with roasted mushrooms and vegetable broth. Put the tofu and vegetables on the bottom of the bowl, top with noodles, garnish with chopped peanuts, scallions and cucumber chunks, then doused the whole thing with the amazingly lime-leaf scented broth. So good. It's amazing what good ingredients can do for a simple recipe.
Unlike last night's dinner. More of a travesty really.
Moving from New York City to Houston does have its share of disappointments. Culture, night life, humdity, bagels. Some of my fondest memories are summer nights in DUMBO park sharing a Grimaldi's pie with friends. Imagine my horror and shock upon trying the sham being peddled as a Grimaldi's pizza in Sugarland. No flavor, toppings not fresh. Blackening the edges with a coal fire is not the only thing needed to make a decent pizza. So sad and disappointed.
I guess we should have known when they gave us a plastic buzzer shaped like a piece of pizza to alert us when our table was ready.
Why does franchising always seem to kill quality and flavor? Do most Americans prefer bland and greasy foods?
Oddly enough, the only decent place we have found so far is actually called New York Pizzeria. Go figure.

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