I always have a lot to feel thankful for and last week was no exception. With working two weekends in a row and Turkey Day my schedule worked out perfectly for lots of fun free time with the husband! We had a great time in the city on his post-call day and were able to drive to Pennsylvania Thursday evening to spend the holiday with his family.
Fancy coffees –
Noble Tree iced latte at Nickel and Diner.
Stumptown Winter Cheer.
Vietnamese cold brew.
Fun city restaurants –
So cool. We tried a banana split sundae twice baked croissant – caramelized sous vide whole bananas, banana caramel sauce, creme patissiere, and chocolate almond creme, topped with chocolate fudge, banana caramel, dehydrated banana, gold leaf, and torched meringue.
And a Golden Boy Doughnut – golden turmeric brioche filled with mild chocolate salted caramel, rolled in sugar and topped with a chocolate shard – aka the best doughnut I’ve ever eaten.
Crazy good ramen at Ganso. A girlfriend and I went after work one night and it was so fantastic that I went back with Adam the next day! The first time we shared blistered shishito peppers.
And I had triple shrimp ramen – with shrimp paste chicken broth, thick Sapporo noodles, chili-fried shrimp, dried shrimp, garlic chives, and moyashi sprouts.
The second time we had wings and beer.
And I had the Tori Shio – Japanese sea salt-chicken broth, toothsome Tokyo noodles, crispy chicken thigh chashu, ajitama egg, and greens.
On-theme eats –
Pumpkin yogurt with Heritage Flakes and a
mini pumpkin persimmon.
Fruit and nut yogurt with toffee bits, pecans, and orange raisins.
A pre-holiday plate on Tuesday night.
Crock pot cooked turkey, Trader Joe’s cornbread stuffing, cranberry dressing, and roasted green beans.
Plus a cranberry beer!
Our Thanksgiving tradition…
Stuffing nachos! With turkey, cranberry, and lots of cheese.
Plus broccoli that I pretended was green beans.
My actual Thanksgiving plate.
Our contribution to the meal was peanut butter, butterscotch, toffee candy.
Have a great week!