Sunday, March 23, 2008

Places to eat in delco.

So Los and I have not been to the supermarket in a while, so its kinda slim pickins round here. Well, atleast there is a large containter of cheese balls, and a Brita filter in my snack cabinet.
So we've kinda been on a restaurant tour. We were off on Good Friday. So we started out by going to breakfast the The Countryside Deli in Swarthmore,
No meat for us, cause it was Good Friday, so I had a cheese omelette, and they had fantastic potatos, i normally don't even eat the potatoes. The place is really cute, and they have a great coffee selection.
So we went to Olidators (National Wholesale Liquidators) that's where the cheeseballs came from, c'mon, how can you pass them up? By that time we were hungry again. So I said, "How bout ISOP from Double Decker?" Now these are not the usual In side out pizza, because they are fried! I don't get these too often, obviously cause they're fattening, but hey, every once in a while, right? So when you eat the part with no cheese or sauce, it's still delicious cause it's fried bread, yum! I don't have a link to that, but for those of you locals round here, it's right in the center of Ridley park, by the train station.

So, Saturday, wake up, eat second ISOP for breakfast and realize, that we still don't have any food, so I suggest going to the new Thai place up the street. Buppha Thai. I thought it was delicious. It was not that cheap, but it's a BYOB, which is always makes it cheaper. Oh and clean too!

Then, Happy Easter! Sunday we went to Easter Brunch with My mom and dad, and my sister's family. It was really nice, They had an omelette station, which is always delicious. Oh, this was called Meridiths in Berwyn, now I dont think that's delco, but it's not that far.

So, that was my tour of the restaurants I ate at this weekend! A few other places we love is Nora Lee's cafe, another good place we love. It's byob and a cajun restaurant. The soup and bread is delicious. There's usually no need to get an entree.

Ahh, then there is the ol Frontier Salon. Los told me that the beer selection is excellent. We were there on our St. Patrick's Day bar tour that I mentioned in my previous post. I suggest you check out the website, they have some pretty funny pictures of the wierd stuff in there.
Happy Dining in Delco! I'll mention more as I go out to eat!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bar Tour!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day! It's on a Monday, which is stinky, but that's why it was celebrated yesterday. I know in Lisa's neighborhood in South Philly, it's a month long celebration. They've got some Irish pride down there. I think its safe to assume that there is a shamrock on every door or window.

I took my camera with me yesterday to document the tour and I will admit there are some funny things at the fine establishments here in Delco.

First of all, there is a blarney bus, yellow school buses that go from bar to bar, but we just get on the Septa bus. It's two bucks, and is on the same route. So, our first bar was Dino's, it used to be Julies, and Los knew the bartender, I think he knows the owners too.

Pictured above is Kimmy and Alissa, who we spent most of the day with. Los and I took the bus to this bar and met them there. Kurt came and met us, so we got a ride to the next bar. As soon as we got into his car, we heard German Polka music, so we listened to it til we got the next bar. We went into Haggarty's, but it was mobbed, so we walked over to RP McMurphy's, we got a beer but didn't stay long, that was also mobbed with 21 year olds.

Our next trip was to The Frontier Saloon. Now that's quite a place. The popcorn machine was not working, but there were other things to see, as i will show you. Pictured above, is the sign, Draft Beer to go...WHAT?!?!? Do they give you a pitcher?

Also, at The Frontier Saloon, there's the Native American Girl picture that is lit up and every 15 minutes, get this, the scarf comes off and she's naked!! That's probably what gets their regulars coming back.

Oh and yes, there are animals on the roof. That's the horse, but there's a bull and something else on the other side.

Los and his brother Kurt at the first bar. And below, Nifty Fifty's. It was across the street from the bus stop.

Nice, a FORTY! This was on top of the shuffle bowl game, I'm not sure what this ancient piece of technology this is.

This also at the frontier, a condom machine in the ladies room! The first one is a bikini condom which is made slimmer for a tighter fit, the second in the rough rider, and the last one is the French Freedom Tickler, it's designed to tickle your fancy!

Brandon came to meet us....I got to tell him what I said, "You gotta eat your bread crust, It'll make your eyes curly and your hair blue".

Hmmm, something else questionable, An ape selling cheese steaks?

We ended up on the blarney bus, it happend to stop at the septa bus stop and they let us on.

We ended up at Della Polla's, always the favorite bar, and not too crowded. Karl, Kimmy and Brandon played pool. We then headed to the Milmont aka the Milmonster. I didn't get any pictures there, all i know is that I was chowing down on all the ham on the buffet table, I got into some soft pretzels too. Hope you enjoyed my tour of Delco. Did anyone do anything St. Patricks Day celebrating this weekend?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

WINGS - My Favorite TV Show

It was Roy's birthday on Jan. 29th. So this is a belated Happy Birthday Blog
Happy Birthday Roy!

Roy Biggins: I'm going to teach that kid everything I know.
Helen: What's he going to do the second half of the day?

Roy Biggins: You know what I do when I have a problem with a woman?
Antonio: Deflate her?

Joe Hackett: Lowell, where you going?
Lowell Mather: Oh, to clear my mind.
Roy Biggins: Shouldn't take long. One good sneeze ought to do it.

Antonio: This song I learned in Italy. For awhile it was the only English I knew... My goat knows the bowling score, halleluiah...
Helen: It's "Michael, row the boat ashore".
Antonio: No!

Helen: [Helen is leaving Lowell in charge of the restaurant counter as she heads out of work early] You sure you're gonna be okay with everything, Lowell?
Lowell Mather: Aw, yeah. Don't you worry about a thing; you just go off and have a wonderful time. Where are you going, anyway?

Helen: Uh, I would really rather not say.
Lowell Mather: Aw, come on.
Helen: Well, if you must know, I'm going to see my OB/GYN.
Lowell Mather: Fine, be that way. I'm having dinner with my M-o-m-m-y.

Bananna Muff-n-stuff.

I haven't written in a while, but, I just thought of something I could share. A recipe! But please, let me ramble first.

Los and I just bought a bunch of banannas aka "Nannas" as lil Griffin would say. Griffin is the son of good frineds of ours, Christine and Brandon. The reason I'm mentioning lil Griffin is because he was recently hospitalized, he had flu-like symptoms and had 2 seisures, so please keep him in your prayers! He's one of the cutest kids I know!

Anyway, back to my rambling/recipe. It drives my nuts when produce and lunchmeat goes bad. It's one of those pet peeves of mine, so is paying for dirt - I will save that for another blog. Here's a tip, you can actually freeze lunchmeat, it still tastes good when you defrost it.

So my bananas were starting to turn brown, I know they do get sweeter, but I personally don't like them like that. I prefer them pretty firm (hay-oh! that's what she said!). So in order to get rid of them, i thought, bananna nut bread, I've never made bread before, and I don't have a breadmaker, so I thought Muffins! Now, i just started baking very recently. I don't like to measure, so that's why i dont really like it, and I also like to eat pretty healthy, atleast during the week. Sundays are for cheesesteaks, people. I have a recipe for low-fat oatmeal cookies, they are quite delicious and will lower your colesterol! So the muffins go like this:

1 cup whole wheat flour - I used regular, it's all i had.
1/4 cup brown sugar substitute - never heard of it, i used regular- theres not that much, and sometimes i think natural is better than "substitutes"
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup quick oats - good for lowering colesterol
1/3 cup unblanched sliced almonds - anti-oxidant, I also ground these up in the magic bullet
2 mashed bananas - potassium us gals need, it can't hurt the boys either.
2 egg whites - better than whole eggs
1/4 cup unsalted margarine - I use smart balance butter spread. We love it! It has Omega 3's and made w/soy and olive oils, there are always coupons. In fact, i only use real butter when we run out and and special occasions.
1/4 cup skim milk - we always have skim in the hizzouse.

If anyone has any suggestions for low-fat baking, please let me know. Oh, if you're interested,
I made low-fat stuffed shells (secret: cottage cheese)!