A very Happy Mother’s Day to my mama!
I’ll keep it short and sweet and just say that she is the rock in my little family and I seriously wouldn’t be where I am without her. I know everyone says that but it’s especially true to me. I love you mama! (PS: Isn’t she just absolutely beautiful?)
On Friday, our bosses gave us a free lunch so we decided to go to Kaka Udon Kitchen, which is just a few short blocks from our work. Pictured below is my two favorite co-workers. I’ve known Susan for over 5 years now and Al is who I call amor. Fellas, he is single and ready to mingle! He is also too cool to wear his scrubs outside of work.
Although Susan and I have had our fair share of udon, it was Al’s first time and he was intrigued by it. I always love taking people to try new foods, I’m really happy he loved it!
I ordered the Kimchee udon because I wanted to try a new flavor and got a side of spam musubi. I know how gross spam can make people feel, but I’ve been eating it since I was small and will just avoid the ingredient list whenever I see the packaging, ha.
We also shared two rolls; the one on the left was a Shrimp Tempura roll and the one on the right was a tuna + creme cheese concoction. I could probably live off Shrimp Tempura rolls. The creaminess of the avocado really pulls everything together.
Another thing I wanted to share were these Ozery Bakery Morning Rounds I received in the mail to try out for my blog. I don’t feature products unless I feel they fit the direction I’m going for, so I was excited to try these out.
The rounds contain no artificial ingredients and actually have real fruit pieces inside! I received three different flavors: Cranberry Orange, Museli and Apple Cinnamon.
I wake up at 6am most mornings and don’t have time to make a elaborate nutritious breakfast, so these are perfect on the go. For example, on Friday I toasted the Muesli bun in a toaster oven and spread a thin layer of Sunflower Seed Butter and topped it off with sliced bananas. It took me 2 minutes and I was on time to take my kids to school, and with the help of my newborn hiking baby carrier I was able to carry my baby around effortlessly.
I had more time on Saturday, since my office was out to a seminar and I got the day off. Chi went to get a haircut so I surprised him with a full on breakfast of french toast and a fried egg on top of a salad. The french toast was super easy; I cracked an egg, added 1/4 cup Almond milk, dash of cinnamon and 1/2-tsp of sugar and mixed everything together. I coated both sides of the Apple Cinnamon flavored Morning Round and put it in a small pan w/ butter. They came out so good! I wish I had real apples to garnish, but the bananas really hit the spot. Can you tell by this point which fruit we have an excess of in this house? 😛
I didn’t have time to try the Cranberry Orange one but Chi took one to go on Sunday and he said he really liked it! I must say I really enjoyed them and I will definitely buy them when I run out. I’m pretty sure they’re located in Whole Foods, Sprouts, Costco and a few other places. I also want to note that I didn’t receive any compensation for this post and all opinions are truly my own. The only thing I received was the product samples.
Now to the highlight of my week, THE GREAT GATSBY! I mentioned how excited I am in this post and I couldn’t believe that this day has finally come. I also found an embarrassing rough draft of the analysis of The Great Gatsby I wrote a few years ago (which can be viewed here. I promise the final draft was a lot smoother!)
Chi and I drove to Century in the new Bloomingdales mall because we wanted to watch it in XD 3D.
Can you believe tickets are $16.50?! Especially for 12:00pm on a Saturday, I was shocked to say the least.
I never saw them pimp out the entrance to the theater before. Say hi to Abby!
Did I think it was a great aesthetically pleasing movie? Yes! Did I think it was the best adaption of Gatsby? No. I think the movie was so over the top it took away the true meaning of Gatsby, but I figured that would happen. The 3D was really riveting and I think it would of been a great job if I didn’t hold the book so close to my heart.
After the movie, we came home and relaxed a little before going out to dinner with our group of friends. We somehow ended up at Lucky Strike bowling alley, don’t ask why.
I also managed to get some studying in, so I’m really happy. One week and one day left of school, the countdown begins…
Did you enjoy the Great Gatsby? What recipes are you going to make this week?