What a busy week! Unfortunately, the coming one looks to be even crazier-- probably for everyone. I think time speeds up during the holidays. When you live in the islands, there is also the pressure of needing to get things into the mail. Flat things. Nobody can stuff a Priority Mail box or envelope like a resident of Hawaii. Bet they were sorry they came up with that "If it fits, it ships" slogan.
Pictured above: Killer Tacos, 74-5483 Kaiwi St., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96740. Phone is 329-3335. Y'know, I took some pictures, but they don't look like much, so I am not going to post them. That is NOT, however, a commentary on the food, because it's great. And fast. We both had fish tacos - crispy for me; soft tacos for Mr. L, and a basket of chips and salsa. It came to less than $18, and it was faster than blue blazes. We were running a bazillion errands and "fast" was good. They also have Arnie Palmers to drink and I was sorry I hadn't seen that before I ordered my root beer (but I still enjoyed that). The tacos were outstanding. We will definitely go back. You can also get salads, burritos, nachos and quesadillas. Check it out.
Next topic. We got our HELCO bill this week, and I always look forward to trying out their recipes. Those recipes make me look forward to opening the HELCO bill. LOL! Just kidding. I have no beef with HELCO, though. Service is better here than it was in California with PG&E. You wouldn't expect that on an island, but that's the truth. Anyway, this month it was a Cauliflower Mascarpone Gratin, and it was just great. I did use half broccoli, instead of all cauliflower, because I went into sticker shock at the price of cauliflower. I will put the photo below, as well as the recipe, for those of you who don't have HELCO.
Because it is going to be a really busy week ahead, I've tried to keep the menus on the easy side. We also bought a small freezer (I may blog about that over at WiseBread), which I already love dearly. Finally, I can buy a frozen pizza that will fit in a freezer!
Sunday: Grilled Chicken Breasts with Red Pepper Sauce; Parmesan-Baked Zucchini, and Couscous
Monday: Pizza and Salad
Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie (recipe here)
Wednesday: Baked Pork Chops with Potatoes; Braised Red Cabbage
Thursday: Bacon-Parmesan Spaghetti Squash; Peas; Rolls
Friday: Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy over Mashed Potatoes; Carrots
Saturday: Mahi-Mahi with Lemon Caper Sauce, Rice, Spinach Salad
Have a wonderful week! -C. Ironing