Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Noodles! And Other Things

I have been to two more restaurants! This is a crazy, unexpected restaurant-eating week!

On Sunday, I met Porkchop and Suzi and others at Crown Candy Kitchen (P-chop and Suzi attended a wedding show on Sunday. For Suzi, not Porkchop.). So yum! I considered getting a sundae but decided on a hot fudge malt. Next time...the hot fudge sundae is totally mine!

Two things I love about Crown Candy Kitchen:
  1. They've been open in the same location since 1913.
  2. Their website lists a "Carmel Sundae." Totally St. Louis...try saying "caramel" around here and people look at you like you have three heads.
On Monday, my supervisor took me out to lunch. Amazing what trying to apply for a different job can do! We walked over to Bobo Noodle House and had a delicious lunch. The vegetarian pad thai was, hands down, one of the best I've had in quite some time. My supervisor's lemongrass beef was tender and livened up by the accompanying spicy noodle and cucumber salad. All in all, it's a good place for us Wash U folks!

Not So Good
I tried making potato gnocchi on Saturday.

It was horrible.

Instead of "little pillows of heaven," I ended up with mushy balls of what might as well have been mashed potatoes.

I don't know what I did wrong. And I don't know if I'll ever attempt it again. I'm usually not so quick to admit defeat, but the gnocchi mystifies me.


Porkchop said...

The gnocchi was TOTALLY edible. And when I say that I mean... I ATE it and I didn't get sick. It wasn't that bad. Maybe not pillows of heaven. But not vomit inducing. Maybe it was just that delicious sauce I made to mask the taste.

EBuz said...

I don't know what you did wrong to get little pillows of mush instead of heaven, but I do want to encourage you to persevere and try again. If only for the opportunity to use a gnocchi roller, which is such a fun little kitchen gadget.