Friday, May 14, 2021

Went out to eat today.

Went walking this morning - started at 7:30 while it was still kind of cool. Got in 7500 steps in a little over an hour. It ended up close to 100 today. Guess summer is here early. 

I was looking at this lantana in the backyard this morning. It is one plant with four different colored flowers on it. Yellow, orange, red and some multicolored ones. Nature is amazing.

I continue to waste spend time working puzzles. Just finished this one. It was fairly easy.

There is a certain kind of sandwich Bill really likes. It is an Argentine food and can only be found in Argentine restaurants. The other day when we stopped at the Argentine restaurant over on the other side of town to buy the empanadas they didn't have any of the sandwiches. So this morning Bill called them to find out if they were making any today. Yes, they were but they wouldn't be ready until about 1:00. So just after noon we hopped in the car and drove across town.  The outside of the restaurant. They have a small patio out front but it was way too hot to eat outside. [This sentence is for our son - it is located at 5190 Valley View - open from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.]
We went inside to pick up the sandwiches. They have an extensive Argentine and Mediterranean menu - both eat in and take out. 
They were in the process of making the sandwiches so we decided to have lunch there. The decor is mostly Argentine soccer.
We sat way in the back by ourselves. The tables are separated and masks still required to enter the restaurant. A few other people were in there.
Ordered our meals. I had beef milanesa with a garden salad and Italian dressing and ice tea. It was very, very good. Lots and lots of food, in fact it is what I'll be eating for dinner tonight too. 
Bill had Milanesa a caballo - chicken milanesa topped with two eggs. He likes his eggs VERY hard. He also requested his salad be just lettuce and tomato and his dressing oil and vinegar. By the way caballo means horse. I asked him why it was called that, best he could explain the eggs are the person and the meat is the horse?!?!?! Okay. Said it was the best he's had since Argentina! Will also be eating it for dinner tonight. 
So the sandwiches we went over there to get. Here they are. Why are they so special? Well they are made with very, very thin bread that has had the crust removed. Triple decker. Inside is mayo, very thin slices of ham, cheese, tomato, and lettuce. He had one the minute we got home, says they are like mama used to make. 
We also brought home more empanadas. Guess we will be going there again.
On the way home we needed gas. On the west side of town all the stations were showing $3.69 a gallon. WHAT?  I remembered we'd be passing a Sam's Club so why not stop there. Good idea - $3.05 a gallon. No wonder there were long lines. In front of us. 
Next to and behind us. People are weird. There is no shortage here. Why did the prices go up so quickly? 
So this is the fourth time I've written this same blog. Every time I've tried to post it Google tells me there is a problem. I've been fooling around with it and hope it works this time. If not - well tomorrow is another day. 


Mark said...

That Milanesa looks Delicious. Gonna see if I can find a restaurant here that makes it.

Carol and Bill said...

Mark - check for an Argentine restaurant. Can also get them in Mazatlan with no problem. Or Bill can make some chicken ones.

Kathy Tycho said...

That all looks yummy except for the very hard eggs. Glad you're getting out a bit.