9.8.2014 | TI8


Breakfast: Grapenuts, cranberry juice, 4 strawberries! A plethora this morning

LunchLeftover bread and tomato salad. I think this has a fancy-ass name, but I just called it delicious.

Afternoon snack:  Chocolate chip cookie from Aroma Cafe. Really the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve found, and only $1.

Dinner: Nibby waffles. Eliza’s recipe, plus nibs. With syrup and whipped cream and extra nibs.

nibby waffles

Dessert: Did I mention I had waffles for dinner? So I just had a piece of nibby shortbread.

9.4.2014 | TI8


Breakfast: Grapenuts, cranberry juice, 2 strawberries. The patch is still holding on, but seem to be getting more bug holes as they take longer to ripen

LunchLeftover rice with tomatoes

Afternoon snack:  A really cool dulche de leche chocolate thing that my coworker brought from Argentina

Dinner:  Chicken stuffed with ham and swiss cheese (from Cooks Illustrated)

Dessert: A couple of Junior Mints

9.3.2014 | TI8


Breakfast: Grapenuts, cranberry juice, 2 strawberries

LunchLeftover pasta with tomatoes

Afternoon snack:  Chocolate chip cookie from Aroma. Coke Zero. Also half of one of the other cookies I brought back for my coworkers that didn’t get eaten.

Dinner: Rice with fresh tomatoes and garlic and basil.

Dessert: Some chocolate our friends brought from Germany

9.2.2014 | TI8


Breakfast: Grapenuts, cranberry juice, 2 1/2 strawberries. The bugs are starting to get to them fast

Morning Snack: Chocolate cake with ice cream and caramel sauce. Thanks Becky for remembering Elizabeth’s birthday.

LunchThe world’s most boring turkey sandwich. I had to go buy a bag of chips to liven it up.

Afternoon snack: Coke zero

Dinner:  Fusilli with tomatoes, mint, and feta.

Dessert: Leftover grape tart. It was surprisingly good the next day.

9.1.2014 | TI8


Breakfast: Grapenuts, cranberry juice, 2 strawberries

LunchTurkey sandwich… while tree climbing!

tree climbing

Afternoon snack:  Chocolate bark. Worked up an appetite climbing trees

Dinner:  Stuffed pork chops. Also Yuki’s applesauce that we’ve been hoarding in the freezer, and some experimental corn cakes


Dessert: The photo version of the grape tart.

8.31.2014 | TI8


Breakfast: Grapenuts, cranberry juice, 2 strawberries

LunchPork tacos from the cafe at The Exploratorium. They are quite good… not spicy, by any means, so could be better, but I was quite happy to eat them.

Afternoon snack:  Ice cream. From the place at Ghiradelli Square. This was a nice streetcar ride from The Exploratorium, but then a bit farther a walk than I remembered. I actually love weaving through crowds on Fisherman’s Wharf, but it’s a bit trying with little ones who alternate between wanting to buy everything at every tourist shop, and wanting to just be there already. The ice cream is from Dreyers, which I would call great, but not special. Trying to get into the soda fountain I remember as a kid would have required a 45 minute wait, so we opted to hit the to-go spot… they have all the same stuff in plastic cups and it only took a minute.

Dinner:  Ceasar salad and Pyramid burger from Pyramid Alehouse. This is a great burger with bacon, bbq sauce, and onion rings. Thank god we split it.