BLT’s and Brulee . . .

Jan and I headed down south for Clear Lake about 9:45am, with our first stop planned for lunch at King Food. But with just a couple of blocks to go, Jan decided she wanted Twin Peaks instead, so I turned right instead of left. Fine with me. Good food and a beautiful women to take care of me.

And the waitresses are kind of cute, too.

Unfortunately, Lauren, our usual waitress, wasn’t there, so we had to make do with Tabby. And as Lauren mentioned the last time we were there, they no longer carry the Average Joes, the mini sausage dogs.

Twin Peaks Average Joes

So I had to make do with their new Sourdough BLT that comes with a cup of Spicy Tomato Soup. Really good, and my new favorite.

Leaving Twin Peaks, we stopped at the storeroom so I could drop off some of the stuff I’ve been removing from the basement that we still want to save. Then after a quick stop by a client’s office, I dropped Jan off for her doctor’s appointment while I ran more errands, with stops at Sam’s Club for our prescriptions, Wal-Mart for groceries, and our son’s house for the mail.

Then it was back to wait for Jan to get finished at the doctor’s. I used the time to catch up on my magazine reading for a change, rather than my Kindle.

When Jan was finished, we headed up to Katy, to have dinner with Brandi, Lowell, and Landon at Little V’s Vietnamese Bistro, our new favorite Vietnamese place (well, it’s actually our only favorite Vietnamese place).

Everyone pretty much got their usual, including my Shaking Beef Bowl.

Little V's Shaking Beef Bowl

Tender beef, vermicelli noodles, and crispy fresh veggies. Really good.

One thing we did different this time was to have dessert, but just a little bit, kind of along the lines of those dessert ‘shooters’ that some places have now. ‘mini’ desserts.

And this one was a delicious Crème Brulee, but on a small scale. The dessert consist of six large serving spoons resting on a plate, each one filled with the rich cream custard. Next sugar is sprinkled on top and then caramelized, usually with a propane torch.

So what you get is a creamy custard, capped with a thin crunchy caramel shell. Very, very good, with a spoonful for everyone. (well, some of us got more than one.) Just the right way to finish off a great meal.

After saying our goodbyes, and getting gas next door to the restaurant, we headed back up to Willis, getting home a little before 9pm.

When we got to Brandi’s I was happy to see all the stuff I had ordered. Besides the things from Amazon, I got my new Fantastic Vent Motor and Fan kit,

Fantastic Vent Fan and Motor

and finally, the shear pins for fixing the slide.

Slide Shear Pins

Hard to believe one of these small pins could cause so much trouble.

The fan motor should be pretty easy to replace. Just 4 screws, remove the old and install the new one. We’ll see

I’ve got so many things on my plate that it might be a couple of days before I get around to replacing the pins.

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Thought for the Day:

I’d certainly patronize this place.

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4 Responses

  1. LOL. After reading about the crème brulee spoons, I skipped down to what I thought was a picture. Hmm..it looks like they used those clear plastic spoons…and I guess they put the end of the spoons in something to keep them warm? Duh! The picture was of your fan kit. Too much cough syrup last night.

  2. Tricia,

    Sorry, but pretty much all the spoons disappeared before I could even get my phone out.

    I’ll try to get one next time.

  3. I’ve been following your installation of hardwood floors. Are the defective pins the reason for your problems with the slide (and not the fact that you installed wood in the slide)?

  4. Debbie,

    Actually they’re two separate things.

    We already knew we wouldn’t have a problem with the new flooring and the slide. Our slide is one that when it pulls in, it rides about the floor and never touches.

    If you check our March 9th blog you’ll see the piece of kitchen tile that came loose under kitchen cabinet and jammed the slide as it was coming in. This caused the shear pin to ‘shear’. Shear pins are like mechanical ‘fuses’. In case the slide gets jammed enough that continuing to try to move it would break the mechanism, the pin shears to protect things.

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