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Happy Labor Day everyone!  Believe it or not-hubby and I are breaking the "remodel blues" and going with my parents to their timeshare in Vegas!  

Yes, me who doesn't gamble a stitch and can't afford the shows am going to Sin City.

Never mind-we're trying out a few restaurants (we've been to a couple but want to share with my parents).  We all love breakfast so thanks to Rachel Ray we're going to try out a local favorite called the Egg and I.  Now my husband and I have fond memories of a classic restaurant in LA by that name across from the Museums (Art and La Brea Tar Pits), it's no longer there, but it was fun and delish for a couple looking for a meal among more art pieces after a stroll through the complex.  

We're hoping that while it looks nothing like the art gallery/restaurant that reminds us of our brief engagement-that the omelets will be just as wonderful!
Next we're revisiting 2 favorites with similar names.  One is the Hash House a Go-Go and the other is the Hash House.  One is known for odd hashes in gargantuan portions and the other because of its quaintness, home style cooking and the fact that Penn or Penn and Teller goes there with his friends.

We won't be back until late Friday-so unfortunately, I'm going to give you our "Recipe of the Week" right here and now!

What is it?  A hearty and light Asian-style soup.  As usual, you can swap out ingredients that better suit your household's tastes, but this one found my soup-hating son taking a second bowl of!

I call it-Udon surprise.  It's very quick and easy.  From start to finish it took me about 20 minutes.


3 Quarts chicken broth
¼ C freshly minced ginger
1 tbsp freshly chopped garlic
¼ C tamari
1 lb chicken teriyaki meatballs (I used Aidell's from Costco)
1 large bok choy, cleaned and chopped
½ lb cleaned spinach
12 oz pkg of soba noodles

Toasted sesame oil, jalapenos

In a 5-6 quart soup pot, add first 5 ingredients and bring to a boil.  Add veggies and stir until they begin to wilt.   Add the soba and boil for about 5 minutes.
Serve with sesame oil, jalapenos and extra tamari on the side.

This amount served us each 2 bowls with enough left over for my son and daughter-in-law to take to work the next day!

Enjoy and have a safe and fun time this week.  See you next week when I hope I'm back to a normal schedule!

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