Monday, October 31, 2011

A Great Weekend of Fun Stuff

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends it was a lovely weekend here San Francisco - the weather was great low 70's bright and sunny - we got lots cleaned around the house and a bunch of errands run!!  
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We started the weekend off Friday evening going out for Sushi to Kitaro in the Richmond.  I have mentioned this place before so I didn't bother to take any snaps.
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Then on Saturday evening we had a special treat!!  You remember the kitties we watched a while back - their mommy and daddy wanted to take us out to dinner as a Thank You - how great was that!!!  We went to a San Francisco institution called "The House of Prime Rib."  I had never been here so I was really excited to go, as I had heard some super things about this place.


Reservations are terribly hard to get but Tom got us one and so our evening was secured!!  The menu is very small as they do one thing and do it superbly!!  They make prime rib!   You start of with a super salad that they dress at table side...


They use a special creamy house dressing - Then for dinner you decide which cut you would like of prime rib...  from a small, City Cut (which ain't so small) to a King Henry VIII Cut ( a monster piece of prime rib!). Then you have to decide what sides, mashed or baked potato, and either creamed spinach or creamed corn and there you go.  I had the City Cut... really rare, and going MOOOOO -


with mashed and spinach - absolutely delicious!!!!  
The other three went for the English Cut with baked potato and spinach..


the potatoes where just heaped with toppings.....


Also with each dinner was a piece of Yorkshire pudding - and the sourdough and corn sticks kept coming - lets just say they filled you up with some super delicious food!!!!  The HoPR also has deserts but by the time that came around nobody could look at another bit of food.  In fact I took home a piece of mine a some of Rico's for the who-hounds and they loved their bites of prime rib!!!!  It was super evening, great food and some super friends!!!!!! Thanks Tom and Mindy!!!!!!
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Yesterday after Mass we stopped off for some breakfast and a quick visit to Trader Joe's and then it was home.  I spent the rest of the day watching films, stitching some and baking some.

I stitched some on my "ABC Noel" piece and am now at the half way point on the letter "M."  Here is a pretty bad snap of how it looks at the moment - 


The only major change I have made - aside from a small miscount - that I am leaving - is the Teddy Bear at "L" - it is charted as white, but after a few rows I did not like that so I frogged them out and switched to the golden brown colour I like much better!!

 - and - in the kitchen I whipped up some enchiladas and I baked up this great Fall Apple cake.


the recipe I found over at Amish Stories - click HERE to go there.  The recipe can be found on this Blog Posting.  The only changes I made to the recipe was to add some spices (if you would like my additions just ask)  - the recipe called for none and I thought it would help the cake immensely - and I was not wrong.


It turned out to be a delicious moist cake the brown sugar topping is just perfect!! It has great apple chunks and flavour, just perfect for the Fall!!!  Thanks so much Richard for the BLOG and for the great reading!!!
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There you go sports fans.  I'm gonna talk movies tomorrow so get ready!! 
Thanks for stopping by do come again.

Take care,
edgar

24 comments:

Mindi said...

I'm with you, beef needs to be rare or you're just eating shoe leather! Those potatoes look like they would have been a meal by them self. I might have to use the apple cake recipe, I'm slowly accumulating more apples than I can eat from my Bountiful Baskets.

Penny said...

It all looks so delicious that rather than lunch, I'm thinking about dinner and the topping on that cake looks super good!
Your ABC Noel is coming along nicely.

Susan said...

My first thought on the potato was that was a meal in itself! Looks like a fantastic place. I like the color change for the teddy bear - white would not have been right.

ariadne said...

Thanks for another great post!Now by looking at this photo of your Noel alphabet I got mixed up! The letter I with the sledge in front looks like an L and the letter L behind the teddy bear looks like an I!This is a fascinating stitch!AriadnefromGreece!

geeky Heather said...

YUMM-MY!! Glad you got a picture of your super-rare prime rib before it made tracks in your mashed potatoes. =)

Wow, the topping on that cake looks DEELISH! Thanks for the link to the recipe.

Ana's World said...

OOOOOO I love me a good steak! And all the stuff that goes with...yummy! I wish there were more hours in a day to get all the projects I would like to do, done. Have a great Halloween!

Natasha said...

OMG! I have been wanting to go to House of Prime Rib since we moved here 9 years ago, your photos just made me wonder, what the heck am I waiting for??

ABC looks great so far, very festive, considering Christmas is just a few short weeks away YIKES!!!

As always I love reading your weekend updates.
Take Care :)

Mouse said...

gosh .. those meals look yummy :) teddy bear looks fab in the golden colour and yummmy cake :) perfect weekend me thinks :) love mouse xxx

butterfly said...

Oh so yummy, your meal and your cake.
Your stitching is looking so good.
Have a great week.

Nancy said...

Food looks so good, I just adore prime rib but like mine medium. Love the teddy bear in golden brown, much better choice than white!

riona said...

I swear I gain weight just reading your blog. Given all the dietary restrictions imposed on my husband and myself, we seldom go to restaurants anymore. I hope you don't mind if we live vicariously through you and Rico. P.S.: the only thing I like better than apple cake is gingerbread ... my absolute favorite cool weather dessert, especially if topped with a lemon sauce. I must say I am impressed at the speed with which you are progressing through your Christmas sampler.

valerie said...

Yummo! House of Prime Rib! It's been a couple of years (at least) since I've been. I may need to correct that! That cake looks delicious as well. Great progress on ABC Noel!

Charity C. said...

I love your progress on you ABC Noel! I like what you did with the teddy too! The dinner you had looks simply delicious! I love your fall apple cake too!

DonnaTN said...

Wow, all that food looks delicious! Looks like you had another great weekend. The Christmas Sampler is really looking good.

Ellen said...

Yummy...

Enjoy following your ABC's progress!

Love that apple cake, looks very delicious!

Hugs,

Dianne said...

Your ABC Noel is inspiring me to stitch Christmas Ornaments......gosh......it looks so wonderful!!!!

And the prime rib.......thank goodness I dream of tasting it........course...I could make a meal out of the potato!

Reading your blog is a delight.

Love and Hugs,
Dianne

Kate said...

Your ABC Noel is looking great.
Wow. That's a meal!

Danielle said...

Wow! That looked like a very large baked potato!! ABC Noel is turning out fab!

Jenny said...

Your Noel sampler looks really pretty, Edgar. Way to go - can't wait to see your further progress!

Catherine said...

Yummy food and cute stitches!

a8383 said...

Hi Edgar, That cake looks sooo good! What spices did you use and how much? Thanks, Angela

heidistitches said...

Looks soooo good! Also, since you mentioned Trader Joe's, have you tried the Pumpkin Bread (and muffin)mix? I buy a case (because it's a seasonal product) and we eat pumpkin bread throughout the year. The secret to make it even better is adding about a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice. So easy to make and I give out loaves during Christmas too! Oh, and of course, your stitching is the best!

Rosali said...

Pues está quedando muy lindo el ABC de navidad, seguro que estás a tiempo para terminar. Muy buenas tus sugerencias para el menú. Saludos desde Puebla, México.

Emmanuelle said...

This apple cake looks really great, I'm so fond of apple cakes that I think I'm going to try it asap!! Thanks for the link, how interesting to discover amish cooking too,not so much known in France! I'll follow your advice and add spices as well.