Saturday, August 1, 2015

Seafood Shack, mini -golf, bumper boats and more at Kimball Farms in Westford

Kimball Farms in Westford has got to be the best "non-coastal" place get your fried seafood fix. With three lots, parking is plentiful.  The Mo and I went on a beautiful summer Saturday night for dinner. It was past 7 and the line for the seafood grill and shack was still going strong.

Salad # 13: Peephup Tmei "French Beef" Salad

I'm sad to say that my FAVORITE salad on this blog series so far is one that I didn't make.  Lisa & BG introduced me to this salad a few months back when they brought it over to my place for pot luck.  When she first told me, "We're gonna pick up a beef salad form Peephup Tmei, BG really likes it", I was a bit confused.  Is she bringing beef plear (the Cambodian raw beef salad cooked in lime juice).

When the dish arrived, it was not your typical Cambodian salad.  It was grilled (or fried) marbleized cut of beef atop a bed of spring mix, topped with sliced black and green olives, red onions, carrots and bell peppers. The salad had already been mixed with the restaurant's house dressing.  (No you can't buy it on its own either, I already asked)

Peephup Tmei French Beef Salad $18.00

Friday, July 31, 2015

Salad #12: Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo chicken with blue chips

My favorite version of the buffalo chicken salad is a salad topped with deep fried battered chicken fingers that's been smothered in butter and hot sauce with mounds of crumbled  blue cheese and dressing.  Something that looks similar to the pictured salad below...

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Salad # 11: Cambodian "Loc Lac" salad bowl

You've probably already seen this dish on my FB posts many times.  This is a different take on the popular Cambodian beef dish.  Typically. the beef loc lac is served as an entree, accompanied with white jasmine rice.  Seeing that the blog theme is "salad", we'll skip the rice and make this dish a meal of its own.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A bachelorette party "Spa Day" At the Fairmont Princess Scottsdale

Rooftop Pool and cabanas
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The girls and I wanted to pamper ourselves during the weekend trip to Scottsdale.  Sure we wanted to indulge but we also didn't want to pay premium prices either.  Since we went during off season, we lucked out and found some incredible spa deals through Travelzoo and Groupon.

Friday, July 24, 2015

HOLI: A Festival of Flavors!

This new Indian restaurant just recently opened its doors a few months back in March.  The Mo actually told me about this place after driving past it on his daily commute.  The restaurant is located on North Road in Bedford, next door to the Bedford Farms ice cream shop.  The exterior of the restaurant is bright and colorful, not to be missed.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lunch buffet at Mandarin Reading

No one could decide where to go for lunch so my coworkers and I drove 12 minutes down 95 and headed towards Mandarin Reading for their daily lunch buffet.

Usually parking is tough in the crowded parking lot but we scored a prime spot by the entrance a little past noon.

Originally, some of us were going to order sushi a la carte but once we saw the sushi chef prepare the sushi platter, it was a done deal to go with the buffet option for $12.50 per person.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Salad #10: Chicken Salad with Grapes

This is almost similar to the Tuna Fish salad  but is ore appealing to those who don't eat fish or those who want to skip a few steps preparing the actually mixture.

Willow Tree deli salads are on sale this week at Market Basket for $4.99 ($2.00 off regular price).  The premade salad comes in 3 different flavors; Premium White Meat Chicken, Buffalo Chicken and  a new Cranberry Walnut blend.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

My first Hot N Juicy experience

It's all the rave! Every time a friend visits Vegas, DC, or Florida, my FB feed blows up with pics of my friends wearing silly bibs with buckets of crustacean shell in the foreground. I've never been and I was totally stoked to hear that there was a franchise location within 20 minutes of our resort in Arizona.  Yay, I can finally try and blog about this place!

Garden salad topped with Tuna Fish salad

Salad # 9 : Garden salad topped with tuna fish salad

I'll skip the nutrition facts and Myfitnesspal calorie count for this salad as well.  It can be as light as you want or as calorie laden as you want, I prefer the latter.  

If it's on sale, I typically buy the prepackaged salad blends.  This week, it was only $1.25 at Shaw's for a 9 oz bag of Fresh Express "Premium Romaine" Blend.  For my tuna salad, I like to add sliced bell peppers, sugar snap peas, black olives and pepperoncinis for some added flavor and texture for the base of the salad.

For the tuna salad itself, I use a large 6.4 oz bag of tuna.  I prefer the bag over can because its easier to open and clean up.  I add a squirt of yellow mustard, teaspoon of dijon mustard, 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise (yikes!) some equal (artificial sweeter), 1 teaspoon of relish, diced celery (if I happen to have some stalks sitting in the fridge, a dash of salt and ground black pepper)  Mix it up and fridge it. This will last for 2-3 salads.