thanks & giving & food & family 2013

 i hope Thanksgiving 2013 was one to remember for you and your family.  here's what we did:


who eats like this on Thanksgiving Eve? sammiches and sushi @ Central Market.  it wasn't as crowded as i expected AT ALL. is it weird that i wanted it to be?


lemon ricotta pancakes for the boy. 20131128_070352

on TG day i sped downtown to run in the traditional Turkey Trot 10k and left Sonny and Chi in our nice, warm, comfy bed :(


  this is THE coldest weather i have ever run in. ever. 32 dang degrees. the Chevron Houston Marathon in January isn't even this cold!!!! _71

so because of the dip in temp earlier that week, i switched from the 10k to the 5k y'all. keepin' it real. i believe i have become one of those people who like cold weather but hate being cold.

 i met up with some bodybuilder and UH alum friends afterwards.


FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS RUN ALONE!!!! thanks for that, Charlene ;) 


plate # who even knows from later that evening! each one was sampler style so i could get a little bit of everything of course.


always good to see and hang with my beautiful cousins!

Q: how many places did you visit on TG day? 2 for us- my MIL and then Grandma's house.


date nite

it's friday night and i'm not cooking, nope.  Sonny suggested sushi, so we headed to one of our fav spots- Sushihaha!

Sonny slurping his miso soup.

i don't know what in the world is in that miso salad dressing but it is the BOMB! they serve their salads chilled- it makes a big difference in the fresh factor of the veggies. i got double salad instead of soup and salad this time. it's sooooo good. and plus, the sodium in the miso soup bloats me to oblivion!

first thing out- a gigantic volcano of combo fried rice.  these serving sizes are somethin else, aren't they!? it's best to scoop out a few portions, and pack the rest up.  if food is sitting out in front of me (e.g. that darn bread basket) then i'm more likely to pick off of it til it's all gone.  sometimes it's as simple as outta sight outta mind.

ever  had a fried chicken roll? well we hadn't either til we found this place (thanks CC & Tristen!!!).  Sonny also chose the shaggy dog roll (shrimp tempura).

i got the salmon teryaki bento box.  all this food for only 14 bucks! it used to come with one roll, but they dropped it for some reason:( anyway, it's still filling with the soup, salad and all.  got the sauce on the side, you already know.  i normally order brown rice, but i didn't want any since i ate some of Sonny's rolls.  the veggies usually come fried, but i ask for steamed.  always customize your meal to your liking- never hurts to ask for other options. after all, you're paying for it.

instead of my usual green tea ice cream for dessert, i wanted fro-yo.  an Orange Leaf was just built not to far from our house, yesssssssss!

i love this place and their cool, retro decor!

this camera makes my portion size look seriously small!! crazy! i totally had more than what it looks like. heck i think i sampled more than i put in my bowl anyway.  i sampled their banana fro-yo, but it tasted like laffy taffy.  brownie batter was great, but i ended up with a little bit of their birthday cake flavor + some vanilla, sprinkled it with chocolate chips, sprinkles, and whipped cream.

the only pic i took that night came out blurry. you're the best, hubby!

killed it.  there are three bowls here because my big brother came to join us. good times.

what night of the week is your 'date night' usually on?