After the run, we had a slight detour to Forest Park to watch our neighbors kiddos while they went to find out if they're having another boy, or adding a girl to the fold. Our plan was to attend the Everett Food Truck Festival afterwards. We arrived at 2pm, with 2 hours until the end of the event. We were hungry, well everyone except for me was. I had passed hunger. None of the food trucks stood out. We had options like: Fez, Bread and Circuses, and Tokyo Dog. My husband was hangry, and the best I could muster was to maybe get a jackalope brat, which was indeed antelope and jack rabbit. That didn't happen. So, we ventured out farther toward Everett's many restaurants.
We started at Kama'aina Grindz on Colby. I had been there once before with a coworker, and had loved the Maui-Style Bibimbap. The server didn't want to seat us, and check us for a reservation, but the owner/manager? told her we could sit at table 4. The server said she'd be back to take our drink order. 20 minutes later we left. I was so disheartened. I'm not sure if the server was new, if it was a bad day; I dunno.
He took my order. I am not the lady that watches her family eat. Who does that?
My husband did not leave a tip. We have never done this before. We always leave a tip. Maybe we were burnt out by the day and the first restaurant, but really? My whole family ate, and you didn't bat an eye? I could have said something, but then there is the stigma of being an aggressive customer. Will my food be spat in? I was just sitting there politely hoping my food would arrive. I'll take partial blame. I could have told the new server and hoped my food would be ready when my family was done, and then awkwardly haggle over the bill. I'm just not sure. Here's to hoping to better food days!
This is another recipe found on Pinterest, but I think I've perfected it for my family. I made it the first time for a church picnic, and it was a relative success. Since then I've replaced the powdered cocoa for my favorite chocolate bar and I can definitely taste the difference. These brownies are very moist, and best eaten with a fork. Since my daughter is dying to become a "Youtuber" and I realize not everyone wants to read about food, we've made our first video. I think it's alright for our first try, kind of like the first test pancake. The recipe is below.
Vegan Zucchini Brownies
There are four new Lay's potato chip flavors you can try and vote for. As I understand it, only one can win and stay. So it's your duty, if you love potato chips, to cast your vote. I'm here to help you if you don't want to go to the trouble of buying and trying all four. I( of course) hunted these down, purchased them at once, and am now reporting back. I wanted some time to make sure I wasn't making a rash decision, but there is a decided winner. The flavors and opinions are as follows
1. New York Rueben - Yes
If you like a Rueben sando, then you will like this chip. The rye is present; the sauerkraut is there, and so is the corned beef. All around a very strange chip, but I was definitely a fan since I'm a sucker for the sandwich anyway, and the flavors went well with the potato chip. I would be interested in trying this as a wavy Lay's
2. Southern Biscuits and Gravy - Yes
Similar to the one above, do you like biscuits and gravy? If you do, you will like this chip. Those awesome sausage herbs and spices are really noticeable. I really enjoyed this chips, but am not quite sure what dip I could eat it with, perhaps gravy?
3. Greektown Gyro - No
I love a good gyro. In fact, my entire family does. It's one of my family's favorite foods. I would also venture to say that I have a broad palate. That said, this is the only chip that I would not recommend. Don't even bother trying. I saw a review that stated the writer had eaten a few and gave the bag away. I should have listened. The bag smelled of sour yogurt upon opening, which makes sense, but the chip tasted of: feta, olive, lamb, and herbs. All of these flavors should have made me happy, but Lay's chemical food engineering missed the mark here. This chip is gag worthy.
4. West Coast Truffle Fries - YASSS!
I know this is the safest bet of the four choices, since the flavor is potato based, but it really was the best chip. If you've had truffle fries you will not be disappointed. If you have not had the pleasure, eat the chips!!! I loved the flavor, and you could potentially pair it with a variety of dips, however they don't need the added flavor. Added flavor would be for funzies. The only negative were the powdered black spots. I can only guess they are supposed to look like "truffle powder." Don't look at the chip my friend, just eat!
I'm a not-for-profit worker that loves food, both healthy and indulgent. I've eaten the 12 egg omelette at Beth's Cafe: toast, hash browns, and all. Take that Adam Richman!