Friday, May 28, 2010


If you know me, you know that I'm not a fan of the color pink, but take me to Pink's Hot Dogs and you'll get no complaints from me! You can find one outside on Planet Hollywood Casino. Yes, outside in 90 degree desert sunshine. Luckily, we were able to get a table in the shade.

On the menu, too many choices, to list here. This is the Bacon Burrito dog, which was an easy way to eat a chili dog. The chili is fantastic! It two hot dogs with bacon, chili, cheese and onions wrapped in a burrito.

Next is a Brooklyn Pastami Dog and last is a Bacon Chili Cheese Dog. Fries are extra, of course.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memphis BBQ

We have a favorite place for ribs in Vegas, but it never hurts to try somewhere else. On our last trip, we stopped at Memphis Championship Barbecue and tried the ribs. Very good, but the pulled pork sliders on the next table caught my attention. So this time, we tried The King and it was yummy - it's all in the sauce, right?

M ordered pork chops, but I didn't get the camera out in time to get a decent picture...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hey Momma

The snacks for Japan will be put on hold for a bit, because we went on vacation! Here's some of what you missed. When we go to Vegas, I usually don't take too much pictures. This time was no different. I did however get some photos of the food that you missed. Nothing fancy, no photos of the buffets. Just plain ole every day, fill 'em up comfort food. Our first stop after we got off the plane was The Egg Works.
There were so many things on the menu that I wanted to try, skillets, waffles, crepes... but I ended up with the Sundance Special Omelette.
It's filled with spinach, mushrooms and artichokes topped with tomatoes and feta cheese. It's a half order, but still more than enough for one person, especially with the potatoes and the delicious banana muffin.  
M had the Traditional Benny and G had the French Toast. It was the perfect stop after the long flight and a great way to start our vacation.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Entrelac - WIP

I'm making progress on the entrelac scarf, about 7 rows completed. It's not so bad to pick up and knit these stitches, but I'm still getting the hang of the side triangles. since the sections are short, it's nice to be able to pick up the project when I have a few moments to spare. So far it is still small enough for me to carry around. I'm wondering if it will be too wide for a scarf, but what do I know, we don't use scarves here. Maybe I can block it out to be a shawl instead. It'll be a great learning project anyway.

Friday, May 14, 2010


I've decided that I would learn entrelac because the weaved effect looks cool. So with my second ball of Ty-Dy, in hand, I printed a the free pattern from Knitting Daily and jumped right in. I casted on 48 stitches rather than the 24 the pattern calls for. I also printed these instructions, but haven't had to refer to it, yet. No problem with the first row of triangles, and the second row seems to be going well, don't you think?

I also wanted to mention that I have finished the Travelling Woman, but I the cast off is too tight and it didn't block nicely. I've put it aside and will be trying a different bind off. So, pictures of that one will have to wait.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Surubabo Cookies

Last cookie for this snack time... Surubabo Cookies

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gassyo Cookies

We're opening cookies now... Gassyo Cookies.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Taki Cookies from Sado Island

Exactly what the title says - Taki Cookies from Sado Island. Don't you just love the packaging?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Traveling Woman Shawl

Have you been to ravelry? I just love the site as a resource for knitting inspirations. That's where I found the pattern for my current project Traveling Woman by Liz Aninante. Actually this photo is a bit behind. I was able to finish the first repeat of the lace chart this weekend.
The yarn is KnitPicks Kettle-syed Shadow in Jay. I just love this blue. I think I have enough of this partial skein to complete this without shortening the pattern.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Noto Milk Cookies

These Noto Milk Cookies were just like a sweet shortbread. I think the packaging is pretty cool too. Somehow I can't imagine the Samurai sitting down to some of these cookies with their tea.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quilt - DONE!

It's done! Here is the Nicholas quilt that I have been working on. I knew that this was a large project, but just didn't realize how a large until I started assembling. It's not my neatest work, but I'm still pleased with the finished product.

I just adore the monkeys, seamingly swinging around the quilt top, while the smaller animals on the green ground are sauntering about.
The quilt has some Warm and Natural batting and backed with flannel. It's tied 4 places on each block. My favorite part of the assembly is handstitching the binding to the back. I hope Nicholas enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pear Gaufrette

These wafers had a green cream inside. Very sweet with just a hint of pear taste. I'm surprised that they survived the trip without breaking.