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Saturday, November 30, 2019

PIEOLOGY PIZZERIA

PIEOLOGY PIZZERIA
AINA HAINA SHOPPING CENTER
820 W HIND DRIVE
HONOLULU, HI 96821
808-377-1364
HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday 11AM - 9:30 PM / Friday and Saturday 11AM - 10:30 PM
                 Sunday 11AM - 9PM

Driving home from the Windward side of the Island and my Wife suggested we stop for a pizza at Pieology.  At first we were going to order one pizza to share and then my Wife decided to get her own.  I ordered my pizza with Pepperoni, Sausage, Red Onion, Jalapeño and Pineapple.  I like the Pieology thin and crispy crust and flavor of their sauce.  Makes for a good pizza for around $12.
Click link below to view previous post on Pieology;

PIEOLOGY PIZZA

Friday, November 29, 2019

THANKSGIVING DINNER

THANKSGIVING DINNER 
AT HOME 2019

Blessed to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at home with family and friends.  Food was truly incredible.  My Wife cooked all day and I prepared the appetizers and a few side dishes.  Sooooo Good!

APPETIZERS
CHEESE PLATTER
TRUFFLE CHEESE WITH RASPBERRY JAM 
ITALIAN MEATS
SHRIMP COCKTAIL
DEVILED EGGS
SEARED AHI SASHIMI 
KIM CHEE TAKO POKE AND FRESH AHI POKE
THANKSGIVING DINNER IS READY
BACON WRAPPED TURKEY
BEET SALAD
BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND SQUASH
GREEN BEANS WITH MUSHROOMS AND FRIED ONIONS
CREAM CORN WITH PIMENTOS
SAUSAGE, SAGE AND APPLE STUFFING
PUMPKIN CRUNCH BARS AND CHOCOLATE CHEESE CAKE
CHOCOLATE PIE WITH VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM

RAY'S CAFE

RAY'S CAFE
2033 N. KING STREET
HONOLULU, HI 96819
808-841-2771
HOURS:  Daily 6AM -7PM / Sunday 6AM - 2:30PM

Enjoyed a nice lunch from Ray's Cafe at my office.  Grilled Ono with Fried Chicken.  Included Salad and Rice too for $12.  Chicken is Crispy and juicy.  Large piece of Ono which was good but a little dry.  Some of my co-workers had the Prime Rib and loved it.  Good food here.

GRILLED ONO, FRIED CHICKEN AND A SALAD FOR $12
CRISPY AND JUICY FRIED CHICKEN
LARGE PIECE OF GRILLED ONO
SIDE SALAD

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

AHI AND VEGETABLE

AHI AND VEGETABLE
1210 DILLINGHAM BLVD
HONOLULU, HI. 96817
808-845-3500
HOURS:  Daily 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Enjoyed another lunch at Ahi and Vegetable.  This time I got a Sashimi Salad.  Really nice portion of super fresh fish but for me the slices were way too thick.  I like a thinner Sashimi.  Salad Dressing lacked flavor.  

SASHIMI SALAD

FERNANDO'S - KAHULUI, MAUI

FERNANDO'S
MAUI MARKETPLACE
270 DAIRY ROAD
KAHULUI, HI 96732
808-873-7759
HOURS:  Daily 10AM - 8:45 PM / Sunday 9AM - 7PM

Back on Maui and one of my co-workers recommended we try Fernando's Mexican food.
I went for a Carne Asada Burrito but ended up with a Chimichanga.  Long story but the Chimichanga was simply the Carne Asada Burrito deep fried.  This is a really good burrito and I will definitely be back on another trip to Maui.

CARNE ASADA CHIMICHANGA

Monday, November 25, 2019

PORK AND VEGETABLE LUMPIA

PORK AND VEGETABLE LUMPIA
APPETIZER AT HOME

Enjoyed some delicious homemade Pork and Vegetable Lumpia.  So good when dipped in the vinegar, garlic and chili sauce.

PORK AND VEGETABLE LUMPIA

SPLIT PEA, BARLEY AND HAM SOUP

SPLIT PEA, BARLEY AND HAM SOUP
DINNER AT HOME

Cooked ten Spiral Hams to give out to children for a Holiday Celebration in Waimanalo.  We placed all of the ham in pans for serving and were left with a lot of ham bones covered in meat.  Decided to make Split Pea and Barley Soup because my Daughter loves this soup at California Pizza Kitchen.
Downloaded the recipe and made this delicious soup that the entire family and friends loved.
Really a great soup that will make you a Split Pea and Barley Soup lover.

KIRKLAND BONE-IN SPIRAL SLICED HAMS
SERVED UP ALL THE HAM AND KEPT THE BONES TO MAKE SOUP
ONIONS, CARROTS, CELERY AND GARLIC 
BROUGHT ALL THE BONES, PEAS AND BARLEY TO A BOIL IN CHICKEN STOCK AND THEN SIMMERED FOR TWENTY MINUTES
ADDED THE VEGETABLES
SIMMERED FOR AROUND TWO HOURS STIRRING OCCASIONALLY 

HAM FALLS OFF THE BONE AFTER SIMMERING
DELICIOUS SPLIT PEA, BARLEY AND HAM SOUP
FOLLOWED THIS RECIPE FOR CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN SPLIT PEA AND BARLEY SOUP






Sunday, November 24, 2019

KIRKLAND SPIRAL SLICED HAM

KIRKLAND SPIRAL SLICED HAM
FEEDING FAMILIES IN WAIMANALO

Blessed to be able to provide 10 Spiral Sliced Hams for the families in Waimanalo.  This Annual Thanksgiving celebration brings the community together for inspirational messages, great food and lots of toys and bikes for every child that shows up.  Amazing day hosted and planned by my friend Kaui Kauhi.  Feels so good to be part of this event and give back.  And yes these hams are delicious.  Taste like candy and so hard to stop eating.  Worth every penny at $18 to $21 each.  Now we have lots of ham bones with plenty of meat on them so I will make Split Pea, Ham and Barley Soup tonight!  You cannot go wrong buying this product.  Highly recommend for any occasion.
Click link below for great Split Pea and Barley Soup recipe using the Spiral Ham bone;

PURCHASED TEN KIRKLAND SPIRAL SLICED HAMS AT COSTCO
THESE ARE SO EASY TO PREPARE AND DELICIOUS
KIRKLAND SPIRAL SLICED HAM COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
HAM IN A BAG
REMOVE BAG.  HAM IS FULLY COOKED BUT NEEDS TO BE HEATED AND GLAZED
WRAP IN ALUMINUM FOIL
BAKE AT 275 DEGREES 12-15 MINUTES PER POUND
COOKED THREE AT A TIME
HAM HAS BEEN HEATED FOR AROUND 90 MINUTES


HEAT AND STIR THE GLAZE MIXTURE
PLACE HAM IN PAN AND GLAZE
GLAZE HAM THOROUGHLY AND BETWEEN SLICES.
PLACE BACK IN OVEN AT 450 DEGREES FOR 8 - 10 MINUTES
HEATED AND GLAZED HAMS RIGHT OUT OF OVEN
SERVING TO FAMILIES IN WAIMANALO


ASSAGGIO KAHALA BISTRO

ASSAGGIO KAHALA BISTRO
4346 WAILAE AVENUE
HONOLULU, HI 96816
808-732-1011
HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday/Sunday 11AM - 2:30PM / 4:30PM - 9PM
                 Friday and Saturday 11AM - 2:30PM / 4:30 - 9:30PM

Assagio is a good "go to" Italian spot close to our home.  Always good food and service here.  We love the Cold Antipasti Salad with Anchovies.  Nice Pickled Vegetables, Cheese, Italian Meats and a delicious vinaigrette make this one of our favorite salads anywhere.  My Wife enjoyed Steamed Clams with a side of Angel Hair Pasta and I went for the Linguine and Clams.  I ordered the large portion and finished it all.  Was super delicious and I guess I was a bit hungry because this is the first time I have ever finished a large portion here.  Yummy!

ASSAGGIO KAHALA BISTRO








FRESH BAKED WARM BREAD 
COLD ANTIPASTO SALAD
STEAMED CLAMS
LINGUINE AND CLAMS