August 19, 2019
Hi loves!! I wanted to blog yesterday but, I was catching up with my Reality TV shows. 😉 The last time I wrote an entry was the 14th, so I’ll be starting this one from Thursday, the 15th.
Boyfriend made us a sheet pan with smoked sausage, zucchini, red onions, mushrooms, and baby red potatoes. I don’t know what he did to it but, it was darn good!!
I had a cocktail at home before going to work. Boyfriend dropped me off around 11 PM and I left around 3 AM. It was a boring/slow night but, not the worst.
On Friday, we had no more groceries in our fridge so we went out to eat. We hadn’t been to Viet Noodle Bar in some time and thought we were about due for a visit.
We got their plump Pork and Shrimp Spring Rolls with a Hoisin and Peanut Sauce to dip. They were super fresh and tasty but, wrapped a little loose.
We also got their AMAZING plate of Egg Rolls. They are served with tons of ripe veggies so you can wrap the rolls in the large lettuce leaves and add as much basil, mints, cucumbers, and pickled carrots/radish as you want. You then, dip them into a Sweet Fish Sauce dip (I forgot to picture) and take a big bite of everything together. It is SO freakin’ yummy this way!!!!
I got the Stir-Fried Lemongrass Beef Vermicelli Noodle Salad and boyfriend got the same but, with Grilled Pork and Beef.
Both bowls contained SO much meat. We were really wishing for more noodles the whole time. The fish sauce we poured on top is our favorite here, though.
When we left, we went to Starbucks to get our quad shots of espressos and then, we came home and I got ready for work. I only had a little bit of Patron left in the freezer so, I drank it before I left but, asked boyfriend if he wanted to stop at the bar to have another one before he dropped me off.
After drinking, I wasn’t feeling like going to work AT ALL… instead, I was like, “let’s go to The Strip and get a huge pizza slice from Pin-Up!” 😀 We had only been once before, quite awhile ago, and it has never left my mind.
The line always looks long but, it moves EXTRA fast. There is literally NO space inside, you just walk straight through, get your food, and get out.
There were tons of different toppings I wanted but, in the end, I had to choose one so, I got Pancetta and Mushroom. Boyfriend got the Big Meat with a Garlic Knot on top. I liked mine better than his but, he liked his better than mine. 😛 BOTH were absolutely fantastic!!! I, 10 out of 10, recommend this place to ANYONE who loves pizza and is walking The Strip looking for a quick bite to eat!
I’m telling you, these slices are HUGE!! But, despite their cute napkins, there were no pin-up styled girls serving this time. 😦 Last time we went, there were two of them.
We people-watched while we ate then, we headed home. We turned on the TV and vegged out on the couch until bed time.
On Saturday, I wanted to eat a Bratwurst so, we went to Albertsons and picked some up, along with a few sides to eat with them.
We got some baked beans from the deli, a head of broccoli, and two cold salads: deviled egg macaroni salad and a mustard potato salad (not pictured). I was very satisfied after cleaning up my plate!!
While I was getting ready for work, I asked boyfriend to go to the store to buy me a bottle of booze. I wasn’t in the mood for the bar and wanted to drink at home. It was a good idea, I think, because I actually ended up going to work!
I got there a little past 11 PM and did tons of freakin’ stage sets for some reason. I had a pretty decent night with respectful clients but, was tuckered out earlier than I had hoped to be. I left at around 4 AM and was starving.
I wanted to go somewhere we hadn’t before because I’m getting a little sick of always going to Blueberry or Barcode. After quickly looking through Yelp while boyfriend was driving, I came across the new 24/7 spot in the Palace Station Casino called, The Brass Fork.
When boyfriend and I first vacationed here, in Vegas, we stayed at this casino so it sort of felt like “home” when we walked through the parking lot. I don’t know how to explain it, but it was where he first proclaimed, “we should live here” before we actually did. ❤
We were nervous that all of the food was going to be the same and the name and interior had simply just been renovated but, LUCKILY, we were proven incredibly wrong.
When the waitress asked if we wanted any drinks, I couldn’t resist the Oh Maria, Maria Bloody on the menu. It had Patron and Diane’s Jalapeno Bloody Mary Mix topped with a Carne Asada Beef Jerky mini kebab with jalapenos and avocado chunks. Let me tell you, I don’t know who this Diane is, but I need her Bloody Mary Mix in my pantry. It had such a nice kick of spice in it and just the right amount of salty, tomato-flavor. Mmm, mmm. I want one right now!! OH AND, the straw was a hollowed out celery stick that was SUPER hard and not bite-throughable?! Really cool but… ALSO, how?!? Right next to my cup of beauty, boyfriend had a plain Blue Moon beer. 😛
To share, we had a huge Sourdough Bread Bowl filled with savory, creamy Seafood Chowder. I thought I didn’t like Sourdough but, I thought wrong– I like it more and more each time I try it. The chowder was filled with big plump WHOLE pieces of perfectly moist shrimp and just oh my goooosh, the waitress warned us it that it was amazing when we ordered it but, we thought she was just hyping it up… y’know, since she works there and that’s her job? She was absolutely not kidding though. It was probably THE best seafood chowder I’ve ever had.
We also shared a side of Biscuits and Gravy. The biscuits were soft and sticky, melt-in-your mouth, wonderful. The gravy was alright but, a bit plain compared to everything else.
Boyfriend had the Chicken Fried Steak platter with over-easy eggs, toast, and a cute hashbrown puck.
I had the pretty-plated Eggs Benny. There was ham, poached eggs, Hollandaise, and a drizzle of balsamic on two pieces of garlic toast. I also got two hashbrown pucks on the side. 🙂 Everything was super yummy; I ate it all up except one of my hashbrowns!
Somehow, our Pork Sausage Links we ordered on the side came when we finished eating everything else so we packed them up to-go. We were too full to fit them in anyways. I was mad I never got a photo but, I was even more mad because boyfriend left them in the car overnight so, they went to waste and we never even got to eat them. YES, I am STILL bitter… even though, I GUESS, I could’ve reminded him, too. I still think it was his fault because he packed it up and put it on the backseat of the car, LOL.
When we got home, the sun was fully risen. I took a shower, we smoked a blunt, and went straight to sleep.
Yesterday, I woke up around 4 PM and boyfriend finally stirred awake at 5! I quickly took a shower, found some recipes and wrote down the ingredients so we could go grocery shopping. We also had to hit the dispensary and fill up our jugs of water.
When we finally got home, boyfriend cooked the quickest meal out of the recipes I had chosen– a beef and pasta shells goulash. He added a ton of his own ingredients and kind of ignored the instructions (he said they were “trash”). 😛 It turned out really good though so I’m glad he did whatever he did.
I spent the entire night catching up on Love Island (UK) and Big Brother. When I ran out of episodes, we went to bed and I read a bit of Roomies by Christina Lauren before falling asleep. I realized I got my period right before that and was so happy to be relieved. 😀 I don’t feel 100% better, still a little cloudy and crabby, but I’m getting there.
Today, we woke up around 4 PM again. I didn’t want to wait for a dinner to be cooked and we had leftovers that needed to be eaten before going bad so we just heated those up. We watched the first episode of the first season of Masterchef while eating– can you believe I had never seen it before? I think I’ve watched bits and bobs of the newer seasons but, never a full season and definitely none of the older episodes. Gordon and Joe are so mean, oh my gosh, I feel bad but, it cracks me up!!!
For dessert, I asked boyfriend if he wanted to go out and get Fro-Yo!!!
We went to the nearest Yogurtland and were a little disappointed with the small range of flavors and toppings. When we finished eating, we headed home and I hopped onto WordPress after having a cup of coffee. 🙂
Tomorrow, I am going to see Anastasia the Musical!! I am super excited. I had the film on VHS when I was a kiddo, I totally remember the beginning, but the ending has slipped my mind? I can’t wait to see it and share all about it with you!!
Hope you all had a great start to your week. ❤