Wednesday, May 2, 2007

I love noodles and company

Tonight we tried out this new eatery called NOODLES & COMPANY and I enjoyed the food there. I ordered the Indonesian peanut saute, green salad and tofu (THE TRIO as they call it). It was awesome. If you want some Meditarranean, some American-Italian, some Thai and some Japanese/Chinese in one place then this is the place to go. It has a casual dining atmosphere which I personally prefer more than a formal setting since I have kids. We went with another friend and her family. This company is Colorado based and just opened in our area. I am a fan. The portion size is quite good. The Thai curry soup that we ordered was huge but it was a bit too sweet instead of spicy as they mentioned in their menu. But apart from that the food was really good. Now if only they could make Indian-Chinese combination of noodles!!!!!!!!!!!!!AAAHHHHHHH the taste I so miss it.
By the way I also the love how they call themselves GLOBALLY INSPIRED and indeed they are. I also loved the decor and all the photos from around the globe that were on the walls. Loved the lamps as well. It is quite contemporary.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Sleepless in Seattle (close enough) in Oregon ..zzzzzzzzzzzzzz??????????????

We have been trying to get our almost 3 and a half year old to sleep thru the night in her toddler bed without waking for a pee break, water break or shrieking her brakes ( the crying that goes on in the middle of the night does sound like that) for the last 6 months and it has not been working so far. We have tried keeping a light on in her room, even telling her that she will get a reward for doing that, even got to the point of scaring her but we haven't since we are still partly sane. We have talked to her pediatrician and she recommended the sticker system. But all has failed. With a new baby it is so hard to stick to the rules that you have made and that is what I think that these little nighttime visitors prey on. They know that my folks are so tired that at this point they will just give in to me. Whatever happened to that girl that we had trained to sleep through the night without one sound ????????? whatever happened to my angel who never complained about being scared ??? I dread every night that she will come and I dream that tonight she will sleep through the night. When I was ready to have my baby I thought it will be tough to wake up for the midnight feedings, but boy did I forget my older child. She is the one who wakes us up more than the baby. There are days when I think where did I go wrong ?? Tonight I go to bed with one thought and just one thought that maybe just maybe she won't show up...................

Monday, April 30, 2007

Did I mention that I love chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just the thought of chocolate makes me smile. I absolutely am a self-appointed chocoholic. I love love love chocolate and I know that many other women do too. But I have not met another chocoholic who is as much of a crazy chocolate fan than my husband and I think we as a team are guilty of turning my daughter into one. According to me the best part about eating chocolate is that it is absolutely delicious and out of this world and for me it is a stress reliever. I have to have atleast one in some or the other form or I will be miserable as if I am missing something vital from my day :) I am sure a lot of you will share this emotion too. I have made my friend into a chocolate lover and believe she is a difficult person to convert. She never liked chocolate but now she does and I think partly it is because of me ( atleast I think so). My sister when she was here she ate so much chocolate with us. Have you tried the LINDT DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES. They are out of this world. I love dark chocolate more than milk but I would take any when dark is not available. I love MOONSTRUCK CHOCOLATES because they are made here in Oregon although I don't get a chance to go buy them so frequently but I love them. I also love these soy based fudge bars although I am not a big fan of soy. I tried the Harry and David Moose munch recently and I didn't quite like it but that is just me. I love orange bars that are made of just fruit and no sugar added. I love the combination of chocolate and orange. Here at our house we are big fan of desserts of all sorts. I am not a pie person at all.