Snickerdoodle Sunday #142

Welcome back to Snickerdoodle Sunday!  Today is my second to last week for hosting this linky party.  (Yes, August 6th will be my last day.)  The party will still go on just with me as a guest.  It has been wonderful hosting this last year but it’s time to move on.   

This week I want to talk about my trip to the Food Truck Gathering.  On Friday I took three of my grandchildren to lunch at the Food Truck Gathering.  It was a last hooray before they return to school next week and what do teenagers like to do best—eat! 

Sacramento is just coming into its own as far as food trucks are concerned.  It’s nothing like the food tuck gatherings I visited in Portland, Oregon.  This was my first time to a Food Truck Gathering in Sacramento (actually it’s not in downtown Sacramento but in the town of Rancho Cordova.)  I was really looking forward to experience despite the 104 degree heat wave we were having. 

There were 7-8 trucks serving up food.  The trucks were parked in a large parking lot of local business.  There’s music and communal seating.  There were long tables with chairs covered by tents and some bar tables without the stools for people.  I timed it so we would arrive slightly before the lunch crowd from the surrounding businesses. 

We arrived a little before 11:30 and found lines already at some of the most popular trucks.  The truck with the longest line was Chondo’s Tacos.  I could tell why just walking by the truck.  The air was filled with the sweet aroma of grilled carne asada and adobada.  This place is amazing, the meat is freshly grilled and you can actually watch as you stand in line.  I got Carne Asada Nachos and the serving was so huge I couldn’t finish them.  I’m dying to go back to try some of their other menu items. 

One of my granddaughters, Michaela, ordered the Loaded Fries from the Gameday Grill.  The Loaded Fries came with nacho cheese, bacon crumbles, diced chicken, jalapeños, sour cream & green onions!  For $9 this will definitely fill you up.  She didn’t make much of a dent in them and ended up sharing them with the rest of us. 

My grandson, Mataio, went for Chinese. He ordered Teriyaki Tri-Tip with white rice from Kado's Asian Grill.  I am not a big teriyaki fan but the beef was very tender.  My other granddaughter just went for the Sweet Spot Baking Company.  She had a Mangonada Chili Freeze and loved it.  Even after all that food we decided to try two desserts from the Sweet Spot.  We ordered the Candy Attack and the Brownie Sundae.  The kids declared them “da bomb.” 

Sacramento has some great food trucks serving great food.  The kids decided this was a great place to come and a good choice for an end-of-summer outing. 

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Now on to this week's feature.  I've chosen an easy beat-the-heat recipe this week—Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad from Jenny at Honey & Birch.  Doesn’t this look yummy?

With temperatures in the triple digits here it always good to find a great meal that won't heat up the kitchen. 

 

 

Snickerdoodle Sunday #141

Snickerdoodle Sunday #141

This week I did a sewing marathon—four days of sewing non-stop.  My BFF came to visit and she asked me to teach her to make a certain style of bag.  Years ago I made her a couple of bags for her birthday.  She loved them and uses them for everything.  She gets lots of compliment on them.  They are so popular that she wanted to make some to sell in her craft booth.  It is a very simple bag but my girlfriend can’t read a commercial pattern but she can deconstruct and copy almost anything.  Bea is a self-taught sewist.  She didn’t want to tear apart one of the bags I made for her so the next best idea was to have me walk her through sewing one.  - See more at: http://www.sewtravelinspired.com/#sthash.jNCU2F5R.dpuf

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Snickerdoodle Sunday #139

Snickerdoodle Sunday #139

This week my news is all about my day trip to the Aerospace Museum of California.  This museum is really a great hidden gem in the Sacramento area.  It's been in the back of my mind to visit it for a long time but my plans didn’t crystallized until a chance conversation with my nephew, Patrick.  He was looking for staycation ideas for his family and he wanted to pick my brain on what would be good for his family.  He has three boys ages 11, 13, and 15.

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Snickerdoodle Sunday #136

Snickerdoodle Sunday #136

Welcome back to Snickerdoodle Sunday,  I love it that you all keep coming back week after week.

The kids are out of school for the summer and finding their fun where they can.  Yesterday my granddaughter, Elyza decided that she wanted to play around with make-up.  I was much too busy so she corralled the cat and dog into being her "victims." 

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