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Thursday, October 17, 2019

HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICH

HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICH
DINNER AT HOME

We had some hamburger buns that needed to be used up so I looked in the fridge and found Ham and Cheese.  Guess we are having Ham and Cheese Sandwiches for dinner.  I mixed up some Dijon Mustard and Horseradish for a sauce and also added some Balsamic Dressing.  Fresh Lettuce, Tomato and Onion made this a great sandwich and believe me better than most sandwich shops in town.

HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICH
BETTER TASTING THAN MOST SANDWICH SHOPS IN TOWN


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

IN N' OUT BURGER HAWAII

IN N' OUT BURGER HAWAII
DINNER AT HOME 

I don't eat a lot of Burgers in Hawaii but when I go to the Mainland I crave an In n' Out Burger.  Since we do not have In n' Out Burger in Hawaii, I carefully crafted my version after eating three of these burgers over a two week period.  I studied each layer and made sure that my version was built just like a real In n' Out Burger.  Toasted the bun and made the Special Sauce too.  The result was a darn good burger that really did satisfy my craving for an In n' Out Burger.  This Burger is much better than most all I have tasted in Hawaii and comes pretty close to the real thing.

IN N' OUT BURGER IN HAWAII
MY VERSION CAME PRETTY CLOSE TO CAPTURING THE IN N' OUT TASTE

SOUS VIDE RIB EYE

SOUS VIDE RIB EYE
DINNER AT HOME

Enjoyed a delicious steak at home prepared Sous Vide.  Cooking the meat at 130 degrees in water produced a perfect medium rare steak that was moist and delicious.  After 90 minutes of cooking we finished the steak on a grill pan for just a couple of minutes on each side.  Served with decadent Brussels Sprouts with Salted Caramel Glaze, Pork Belly and Linguisa.  My goodness this was a great meal cooked entirely by my lovely Wife.

RIB EYE STEAK, BUTTER, GARLIC, SALTK PEPPER AND ROSEMARY
VACUME SEAL THE STEAKS
SOUS VIDE FOR 90 MINUTES AT 130 DEGREES
SOUS VIDE RIB EYE WITH Brussels sprouts

Sunday, October 13, 2019

CHIPS AND GUACAMOLE

CHIPS AND GUACAMOLE
SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME

Watching some of our local athletes fighting in the One Championship live from Japan.
My Wife prepared the absolute best Chips and Guacamole.  She actually heated the Tortilla Chips in the oven and baked them to a golden brown.  This totally changed the taste of store bought Tortilla Chips and is the only way I want my chips from this day forward.  What a huge difference baking the chips for a few minutes makes.  Awesome!

BAKED TORTILLA CHIPS WITH GUACAMOLE

PANYA BISTRO - BREAKFAST

PANYA BISTRO AND BAKERY
1288 ALA MOANA BLVD
HONOLULU, HI. 96814
808-946-6388
HOURS:  Daily 8AM - 10PM / Thursday 8:30AM - 10PM

Wanted to go out for a rare Sunday breakfast after participating in the Susan B. Komen 5K run.
Had the dog with us so options were limited.  Ended up at Panya Bistro because they have nice outdoor seating and allow dogs.  Breakfast here could be so much better.  Not all that great.  Service was good as always but the breakfast was just so so.  I went for the Avocado Toast ($13).  Not bad but just not enough flavor and I would prefer a nice piece of Toast over the Flatbread.  My Wife ordered the Mini Loco Moco ($13) and it came deconstructed.  Now who in the world wants a mini Loco Moco that you have to build yourself?  When you go for a Loco Moco you want a big meat patty on top of rice with tons of gravy.  Thats why you order a Loco Moco.  This dish totally missed the mark in my book.  I saw a bunch of Mimosa's going to a table so I ordered one without the Orange Juice.  Mistake...the champagne was terrible.  No wonder it was only $6.  Hey I am still a fan of Panya but just not for breakfast.  
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PANYA BISTRO BREAKFAST MENU



AVOCADO TOAST
LOCO MOCO
MIMOSA WITHOUT ORANGE JUICE WAS TERRIBLE

SUSAN G. KOMEN HAWAII 5K RUN

SUSAN G. KOMEN 5K FUN RUN
KAPIOLANI PARK, HONOLULU

Always want to support anything that raises money and awareness for cancer research.   
The Susan G. Komen 5K Run is a nice way to get out and support everyone touched by cancer.  



LOVE THE SIGNS AND TRIBUTES TO LOVED ONES


ALMOST THERE
CROSSING THE FINISH LINE
FINISHED ANOTHER 5K RUN

OUR CREW FOR THE RACE
SUNNY RECEIVED MEDAL FOR FINISHING THE RACE!
NICE TO HAVE THE DOG WITH US 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

JERSEY MIKE'S SUBS

JERSEY MIKE'S SUBS
LUNCH ON THE RUN

Worked half day on Saturday and was so hungry on the way home.  Darted into Jersey Mike's for the Original Italian Sub Mike's Way (Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Spices and Oil/Vinegar).  Added JalapeƱos and Peppers.  Love this sandwich and boy did it hit the spot.  Only could eat half so next time I might just order the mini-sub.
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JERSEY MIKE'S ORIGINAL ITALIAN SUB MIKE'S WAY

Thursday, October 10, 2019

GYRO KING FOOD TRUCK - MAUI

GYRO KING FOOD TRUCK
100 PAKAULA STREET
KAHULUI, MAUI 96732
HOURS:  Monday thru Friday 9AM - 5PM / Saturday and Sunday 9AM - 7PM

Loved my Gyro from the Gyro King Food Truck in Kahului, Maui.  Filled with Beef and Lamb, Cucumber, Red Onion, Tomatoes and Yogurt Sauce.  Delicious.  The Greek Salad was good too.
Will definitely be back here again!

GYRO KING FOOD TRUCK ON MAUI
ULTIMATE GREEK SALAD
BEEF AND LAMB GYRO

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

GIOVANNI'S ORIGINAL SHIRMP TRUCK

GIOVANNI'S ORIGNIAL SHRIMP TRUCK
KAHUKU, HAWAII

A trip to the North Shore would not be complete in my mind without a stop at Giovanni's Original Shrimp Truck.  The addicting Garlic Shrimp Scampi with Hot Sauce on the side is one of our favorite meals in Hawaii.  I stopped by and picked up two plates to go.
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GIOVANNI'S ORIGINAL SHRIMP SCAMPI


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

KAHUKU GOLF TOURNAMENT

2ND ANNUAL KAHUKU GOLF TOURNAMENT
TURTLE BAY GOLF CLUB

Spent a great day supporting Kahuku High School at their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament.  What a great group of people at Kahuku starting with Coach Sterling Carvalho and Coach Reggie Torres.
True gentlemen who have spent a lifetime teaching and mentoring the incredible students at Kahuku.
Kahuku is family and it is so refreshing to see everyone come together for the community.















GROUND TURKEY STIR FRY WITH CHOI SUM AND CRISPY EGG

GROUND TURKEY STIR FRY WITH CHOI SUM AND CRISPY EGG
DINNER AT HOME 

My Wife cooked up this delicious meal and we loved it.  Pretty simple dish with Ground Turkey, Choi Sum, Peppers and a Crispy Egg.  Nice flavor with a Garlic Oyster Sauce.

GROUND TURKEY STIR FRY WITH CHOI SUM AND CRISPY EGG



Monday, October 7, 2019

BRUNCH AND GOLF AT HOAKALEI COUNTRY CLUB

BRUNCH AND GOLF
  HOAKALEI COUNTRY CLUB

Loved our round of golf and the Brunch at Hoakalei Country Club.  The new Clubhouse features Reflections Restaurant and the food here is good.  I had the Crab Cake Benedict and it was out of this world good.  Great tasting Crab Cake on a Puffed Pastry and covered in a perfect hollandaise. This is one of those dishes where after every bite you say "wow, this is good".  And the Potatoes - crispy and so tasty with the Onions and Peppers.  This was a great meal with great service!

HOAKALEI COUNTRY CLUB BRUNCH MENU
CRAB CAKE BENEDICT
THE ENTIRE TEAM LOVED THE BRUNCH AT HOAKALEI
HOAKALEI IS THE "BEST" GOLF COURSE ON OAHU




SANTOS AND MIANO - GOLF'S GREATEST!
I MADE MY FAMOUS TUNA SANDWICHES FOR OUR GROUP


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