The Caprese Pesto Sandwich is one of my favorite things to bring on a picnic and a road trip. This sandwich can be wrapped up and the crusty bread will stay nice and firm while soaking up all of the flavors from the pesto, mozzarella, and tomato. Another great thing is that you could find almost all of the ingredients at your local Costco. Man do I love Costco…
Some ripe Houweling’s Roma tomatoes still on the vine. Costco baby! Make sure you keep your tomatoes on the kitchen counter and not in the refrigerator.
Thank goodness it had stopped sprinkling. Of course we didn’t bother packing an umbrella for our trip. Sadly, rain isn’t something people from Los Angeles are usually prepared for. Good thing we both wore jackets that had hoods.
Last year Jon and I were lucky enough to fly to New Orleans, spend a week there, then another full week driving back to Los Angeles. At first we were thinking about going to Orlando, but figured that Disney World would be a much better choice when we have kids. So after months of planning, we set off on our first long road tripping adventure.
We left early Tuesday morning and the beautiful geese we saw outside our house was a great sign for travel.
They have a menu board as well as a ready to eat deli cabinet.
Living in Los Angeles basically means that you’re required to go to Las Vegas at least once a year. Of all the times I’ve been there, I had never really explored outside of the strip. On this family Vegas outting, we decided to try something new which was Lao food. This Loas Market was about 10 minutes from the strip and had everything from Lao pantry staples to fresh vegetables, and even a little restaurant in the back corner. Being that it was the first time we had Lao food, Jon’s sister’s boyfriend did all of the ordering. They frequent this place and knew exactly what to order.
Fresh Papaya Salad, green papayas are sliced into thin strips and mixed with everything from palm sugar, salty fish sauce, lime, chili, to create a very complex flavor. Though it sounds like it would be a sweet dish being that it’s made from papayas, its actually savory. The texture of the papaya reminds me of raw zucchini noodles. It’s slightly chewy, firm, and a little crispy. It really is very refreshing. At the Laos Market, they offer both Laos and Thai Papaya Salad. The only difference I’ve read online is that the Lao one has fish sauce, but I’m really not 100% sure.