As you may know because of my love of Anthony Bourdain, I have also become very fond of a dish called Pho. This lovely Vietnamese noodle dish is truly food for the soul. The hot broth and wonderful aromas can cure all that ails you.
I totally by accident made a dish the other day with ramen, and condiments I had left over from taco night (tomato, red onion, and lettuce). Though this dish typically has meat like the above photo, it filled a need for that much loved soup. Pho typically is served with bean sprouts, basil and lime, but this is how my improvisation worked out.
Start out with your favorite ramen brand.
Remember this dish is only as creative as you are so get thinking and ENJOY!
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Heading home from a wonderful trip to Florida with my family. Great food to be had everywhere we went ( except for the drive thru food which will not be named). As always my Moms home cooking is fabulous. Andrew and I got to sneak out to my favorite restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, Casablanca Cafe, to enjoy a wonderful meal and see some old friends of mine. Food at Disney was fine, but I think when your feeding hundreds of thousands of people something isn't going to be the greatest. The smoked turkey legs in frontier land will ways be a personal favorite. On our way back to Ohio we stopped off in Marietta, Georgia. There is a diner their named the Marietta Diner, if for any reason you can make your way through Georgia make a stop there, and bring a cooler. The food was amazing, and the portions were huge. The kids chicken parmesan, which came with a drink, and a choice of ice cream or rice pudding ( which was to die for btw)was enough for 3 kids and was only $6.75. Now seeing that I had no idea I ordered all the kids their own meal, oh well. Josie had mac and cheese, no kraft here friends, this was the real deal.I had the Greek sampler which could easily feed 3, was outstanding. Thank goodness we had an empty cooler. Its 10 am, and after writing this I'm thinking of that spinach pie right behind mein said cooler. So as you can tell this place really made an impression on me,and totally brought me back to my Jersey roots. Wish we had Greek diners in Ohio. Well, hoping everyone enjoyed some time off with their family. Back to working out tomorrow to work off some of this good food, it was totally worth it. Mariettadiner.com