my family really appreciates good food, so this post is about all the delicious eats of christmas 2010.
jack made his first [and second] trips to trader joe's. he gets just as excited as his mom about that. obviously.
aunt rachie & uncle jesse came to town for five days! yay. we love them. here they are with a smiley jack outside young's gourmet:
my mom & dad treated the fam to our annual delicious christmas celebration at lawry's. it was soooo gooooood. mmm. [just ask the rose bowl football teams, who were limited to only two plates a piece at this year's traditional beef bowl.]
the carolers came by and jack was fascinated:
after christmas, my mom & i [and jack, of course] took a day trip out to visit some of our favorite LA hangouts. we stopped at forest lawn hollywood hills to drop poinsettias off at the graves of my great-grandparents and it was a BEAUTIFUL day. nothing like clear blue skies and beautiful LA sunshine.
from there we headed to one of my lifelong favorite places, carneys. it's this fun hot dog & hamburger place built inside a real train car...we've gone to the one on ventura blvd for as long as i can remember, but i know there's one on sunset in west hollywood too. i got my regular: a chicago dog with french fries and a chocolate-dipped frozen banana for dessert. it was fun to take jack there and sit where my sister and i used to pretend we were riding the train to some far-off destination.
after the train, we were heading back across town to pick up some world-famous garlic bread from the smoke house and miraculously stumbled across a paper source! it was a christmas miracle. we hopped right on in there and i had a very happy time picking out some new stationery. hooray! then we accomplished our equally important garlic bread mission:
also while in california we went to BJs [with my favorite biolsi family], slaw dogs [with my favorite fackrell family], the taco hut, pinkberry, boston's...the list goes on. please note we did not include a trip to tito's tacos, which i'm still bummed about. oh well, maybe next time. i really should have also documented all the delicious homemade meals my mom made us while we were there too...we definitely ate well on this trip.
well, there you have it. the longest post about food ever, and proof that my family really loves to eat. yum!