D. and I are trying harder to get our Christmas shopping act together. We've done the last-minute bit a few times and we never really had a problem, but we just don't want to deal with the stress of scurrying from one crowded mall to another trying to make sure we have our bases covered. This year, we started with a run to the outlet mall in Carlsbad. Of course, that includes a stop at Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
The menu looked delightful and I couldn't turn down the opportunity to try Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, which had been on my radar, but I'm rarely in the neighborhood. Billed as a gastropub specializing in classic American dishes, it's located in the Point Loma area, not far from the airport. They have a gorgeous patio that overlooks the harbor, making it a nice destination for brunches and lunches. For dinner, enjoy the patio's fire pit, which makes the area nice and cozy.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
D. and I decided to explore the new Costco Business Center that opened in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego. With an emphasis on food service, it's a playground of wholesale-priced cookware and food. I found a big tub of American-farmed catfish fillets at $2.18/lb, so that was our protein for the week.
Monday, November 15, 2010
It's National Bundt Day! And it's the end of Mary's I Like Big Bundts, a 30-day run of daily bundt-baking that ends on National Bundt Day. Check out her amazing blog and all of those awesome bundts! She also posted a bundt baked in a Heritage bundt pan, which I saw, squealed like a little kid, and ran out to buy it. Never mind that I don't usually bake bundt cakes... it's a pretty cake pan, dammit!