Breakfast, Beers, Thai Noods & At-Home Carbloading

We started Saturday with C&M breakfast sandwiches again because, well, because they’re delicious. And right down the street and we count that stroll as “exercise”. :) 

 LIL' Stacker: Egg in a hole sandwich, sautéed spinach, pesto, red onion, roasted tomato, choice of swiss or provolone

LIL' Stacker: Egg in a hole sandwich, sautéed spinach, pesto, red onion, roasted tomato, choice of swiss or provolone

Next up was a Saturday staple in most houses- errand running. While not that exciting, we do like to pepper in the occasional pit stop – like combining grocery shopping and beer stopping at the Co-Op in Culver City. We could go on about the products in the actual store (this is LA, after all), but the real allure is the VERY cheap and VERY good beer sold individually at the freakin’ juice bar.

You buy it. They open it and you can drink it while you shop, or bask in the sun on the patio. Saturday’s choice- Blah, Blah, Blah IPA from 21st Amendment brewing. At $4.00. FOUR DOLLARS.

 21st Amendment / Blah Blah Blah IPA / 8% / Deep Gold / 65 IBUs

21st Amendment / Blah Blah Blah IPA / 8% / Deep Gold / 65 IBUs

The night’s adventure took us out of our hood. Historically, one of us has liked Thai food WAY more than the other. Presently, the other is obsessing over Thai food like it’s the 2nd coming of Christ and he cooked it himself.

Night + Market Song (Silver Lake) just rocked our world so hard. While the pad see ew and ‘Startled Pig’ Larb (thai salad) were delicious, the moo yang nom khon was the home run: fatty pork shoulder soaked in condensed milk and fresh turmeric overnight. Salty, slightly sweet and served over cucumber relish, this dish stole the show.

The place is crazy packed and always has a wait. Luckily, the only way to satiate me during long waits is with beer and they have plenty of it.

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Sunday was a cook-at-home kinda day and Stef didn’t disappoint. For an afternoon snack, we fried up a batch of Homemade Cuban croquetas we had stashed in the freezer.

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Fried food hack: it always cooks up better if frozen first. Stef might’ve had a small bout of homesickness so she ate hers the way Miamians do- between two Saltine crackers. Legit. 

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That must’ve been the fuel she needed because for dinner was a rich, cheesy, tomato-y risotto. And wine, because of course wine.

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 Shatter wine is a collaboration between Trinchero Family Estates and wine making legends Dave Phinney of Orin Swift Wines and Joel Gott of Joel Gott Wines.

Shatter wine is a collaboration between Trinchero Family Estates and wine making legends Dave Phinney of Orin Swift Wines and Joel Gott of Joel Gott Wines.