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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

PANCIT WITH CHICKEN, SHRIMP AND VEGETABLES

PANCIT WITH CHICKEN, SHRIMP AND VEGETABLES
DINNER AT HOME

Having a Filipino Mother in Law means being able to enjoy some delicious food from the Philippines on occasion.  One item she loves to make is Pancit which are noodles mixed with pretty much anything you have in the refrigerator.  This dish included Chicken, Shrimp and fresh Vegetables.
My Daughter devours Pancit and finished one plate and asked for more.  

PANCIT WITH CHICKEN, SHRIMP AND VEGETABLES

CHOCOLATE BANANA PIE

CHOCOLATE BANANA PIE
A FAMILY TRADITION

Makes me so happy to see my Daughter making this Chocolate Pie that my Grandma made for me when I was very young.  I used to love visiting Grandma and she always made this pie which made me so happy.  She made it with a bit of mint but my Daughter and Wife prefer adding bananas.  The recipe is simple with a pre-made Grahm Cracker Crust and Jello Pudding.  Simply add milk to the Pudding, Stir and pour into the crust.  Top with Bananas and place in freezer.  We like the pie frozen or very..very cold.  This is all time favorite of mine and I am confident my Daughter will pass the recipe on.

CHOCOLATE BANANA PIE

DAVE'S HAWAIIAN ICE CREAM

DAVE'S HAWAIIAN ICE CREAM
41-1537 KALANIANAOLE HWY
WAIMANALO, HI. 96795
808-259-0356
HOURS:  Daily 9:30AM -7PM

Love Waimanalo Beach and when being an Uber driver for my Daughter I decided to stop in to get us some ice cream on a beautiful Hawaii afternoon.  The place is kind of shabby but the ice cream is good.  I enjoyed Chocolate Mint of course while my Daughter went for Shave Ice and her friend went for Cookie Dough Ice Cream.  So I picked up my Daughter at the beach and the tab.  

WAIMANALO BEACH
DAVE'S ICE CREAM NOT FAR FROM ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN HAWAII
DAVE'S ICE CREAM WAIMANALO
DAVE'S ICE CREAM MENU
CHOCOLATE MINT MY FAVE!


JUST ONE SCOOP FOR ME
ENJOYING DAVE'S ICE CREAM IN WAIMANALO

JERSEY MIKES

JERSEY MIKES
4618 KILAUEA AVE
HONOLULU, HI. 96816
808-312-3090
HOURS:  Daily 10AM -9PM
www.jerseymikes.com
www.yelp.com/biz/jersey-mikes-honolulu-2
www.facebook.com/JerseyMikesHonolulu44008/
www.instagram.com/jerseymikes/?hl=en

Since Mama Manoa closed and I cannot get the best Italian Sandwich in Hawaii, we had to settle for Jersey Mikes.  With a new location in Kahala, there is now a Jersey Mikes closer to home so I can enjoy more often.  First time I went to Kahala store the line was out the door so I went to McDonalds next door.  On this visit the line was long and it took about a half hour to get our sandwich.  The counter people apologized for the wait. I ordered the Regular Italian Sandwich $9.95 Mikes Way with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and Oil/Vinegar.  Added extra Onions,  JalapeƱos, Pickles and Peppers.  Actually split the sandwich with my Wife and we both liked it.  I was content with my half of the regular size but the Wife said she was still hungry.  
Click links below to view previous posts on Jersey Mikes;
JERSEY MIKES ITALIAN SANDWICH
NICE MIX OF MEATS AND VEGGIES

CORN CHOWDER AND TUNA MELT

CORN CHOWDER AND TUNA MELT 
LUNCH AT MY DESK

Ordered a Tuna Melt and bowl of Corn Chowder from a local business cafeteria call Webco.  First I was surprised how light the sandwich was.  Very thin and light but was pretty good flavor.   The Corn Chowder was really bland and pretty tasteless.  Not satisfying at all.  Would have liked the sandwich more if it had more Tuna in it.

CORN CHOWDER AND TUNA MELT


Monday, February 25, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

Blessed to spend a quiet evening at home celebrating another milestone Birthday in February.  
Having my Wife and Daughter, one of my favorite meals and my fave Ice Cream Cake from Baskin Robbins was just perfect.  Nowhere else I would rather be on my Birthday and with the people I love most.  I am so lucky and cherish each day.

29 AGAIN!
CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH MINT AND CHIP ICE CREAM

IOLANI SCHOOL SENIOR LUAU

IOLANI SCHOOL
SENIOR LUAU

Blessed to have my Daughter attending the best school on the planet.  Iolani is a gem and a place we are all going to miss after graduation this June.  The environment, teachers, curriculum, high standards, ethics and students are amazing here.  No better place to send your Son or Daughter in my mind.  The years have passed so quickly and we found ourselves with all of the Senior students and their parents celebrating the Senior Luau.  The girls that we have watched grow up, get braces and be friends with Keli are now young woman who will soon go off to college.  Where has the time gone?

HAWAIIAN FOOD ON THE MENU

PHOTO BOMBED BY SYNDEY
SO PROUD OF OUR IOLANI SENIOR KELI




RAMEN WITH KING CRAB

RAMEN WITH KING CRAB
DINNER AT HOME

Enjoyed some homemade Ramen with King Crab on a cool Hawaii night.  Geeze it must have been in the high 60's.  So cold........Ramen warmed me up.

RAMEN WITH KING CRAB

MEG'S DRIVE INN

MEG'S DRIVE IN
LUNCH AT MY DESK

Trying to eat light when possible so Grilled Salmon with Salad was on the menu for lunch at my desk 
on this day.
GRILLED SALMON


DUKE'S BAREFOOT BAR - KAUAI

DUKE'S BAREFOOT BAR
3610 RICE STREET
LIHUE, HI. 96766
808-246-9599
HOURS:  Daily 11AM - 10:30PM
www.dukeskauai.com
www.yelp.com/biz/dukes-kauai-lihue-3
www.facebook.com/DukesKauaiHI/
www.instagram.com/dukeskauai/

There is a reason why Duke's is one of the most successful restaurant chains in the State of Hawaii.
Great food and service in locations that give you views of Hawaii.

DUKE'S BAREFOOT BAR KAUAI
LOCATED ACROSS FROM BEACH
BEACH VOLLEYBALL IN FRONT OF DUKE'S
GREAT VIEWS
THE CREW IS READY FOR LUNCH AT DUKE'S
PATIO SEATING WITH OCEAN VIEW
SMALL WATERFALL IN BACK OF RESTAURANT
DUKE'S KAUAI BAREFOOT BAR MENU


THE GIRLS WENT FOR COLORING
POG SMOOTHIES
I WAS CRAVING FISH
SASHIMI
POKE
KOREAN STREET TACOS
CHICKEN FINGERS
GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH FROM KIDS MENU
HONORED TO HAVE MY OWN DREW CREW!
WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND ON KAUAI WITH THESE AWESOME LADIES

KIPU RANCH ADVENTURES ATV - KAUAI

KIPU RANCH ADVENTURES ATV
235 KIPU ROAD
LIHUE, HI. 96766
808-246-9288

Loved riding ATV's through the private Kipu Ranch on Kauai.  Our tour guides were amazing and took time to make us comfortable on the ATV's prior to hitting the big dips, turns and mud.  Highly recommend this tour as it is fun, filled with great history and includes lunch and visits to at least three waterfalls and the Swinging Rope location used in the opening sequence of Indiana Jones.