I took a few pictures of stuff I liked at MOMA last week. Wish I knew the names and artists. My apologies for not knowing.
These sculptures were all found on their rooftop garden. Beautiful huh?
I loved this one. A lady was in the room with a computer and making observations in this live art. My dad and baby made it on the wall. This picture talks about me - pregnant woman in black boots. Yep that's moi!
Last Thursday, we stayed in Cupertino one night before heading up to SF. There was a plaza walking distance to our hotel where we looked for dinner. My mom spotted this Szechwan place and we all agreed. With this pregnancy, I always want spicy.
We ordered a few dishes - sizzling rice soup, Mongolian beef , boiled spicy fish and chow mein. Boy was everything good and spicy!
My girlfriend was sweet. On our last night in Sf, she got me cupcakes from miette at the ferry building. I didn't have time to eat them up north so they traveled with me to Oc. Sorry you didn't travel well cupcakes.
I tried a carrot cake, ginger bread, chocolate, and vanilla one. I liked all except for carrot cake. Maybe cuz I'm not a big fan of that cake in general. I liked how the cupcakes stayed moist with no refrigeration and were delicious.
We stayed at the W San francisco last weekend and being preggers means getting up early to feed your Lil one. While the fam was sleeping, I enjoyed a hotel breakfast me myself and I. Oh I mean me and baby in utero.
I got this lovely coffee cake to start with $5 Oj. I couldn't decide so got the pancakes with blood orange and lemon curd plus egg sandwich. The pancakes were divine! Blood orange, yes please! The egg sandwich was a fried egg with arugula, side of sausage gravy and potatoes. I only had 1/4 of it. Maybe the arugula and gravy were too high end for me. Haha. I guess I was satisfied with my $30 breakfast.
My girlfriend tells me sf is known for ice cream. She took us to Humphrey slocomb one night and another friend took us to bi rite.
Whooee, San franciscans take their ice cream seriously. They line up for it like cupcakes. After a little wait outside at bi rite, we entered and saw lots of flavors. I decided on the malted vanilla and salted caramel double scoop. Mmm!
Good thing I don't live up north or I'd be a regular there.
My girlfriend recommended a few Sf restaurants for our Friday din. One of them was cha cha cha.
She said: "cha cha cha - (2 locations, mission and haight) - cuban/tapas. i've been to the one in mission for their sangria (super good). heard their food is bomb. ppl recommended the shrimp appetizer."
We ordered a bunch of food for my hubby, me and my friend.
Plantains with black beans
Sautéed mushrooms with spicy shrimp
Everything was delish especially since I love Cuban food. I was able to eat everything minus the sautéed mushrooms because it had sherry wine and I'm preggers.
One tip going there is to find a spot at the bar. The wait for a table could be an hour.
My brother in law was raving about this Filipino bakery in south San Fran so we had to go on our way to sf.
Starbread is part of Ling Nam (a Chinese Filipino restaurant). When you order señorita bread, you wait six minutes for this heavenly goodness. The bread is like a crescent roll with honey in the middle. So good when it's warm. We ordered two orders of the 15 pieces for $6.
Highly recommended if you're in daly city. Yum yum! Those lucky San Franciscans.
Ps. I have more posts of food from this bay area trip. Yay!
My latest pregnancy craving is chocolate covered strawberries. Because I don't feel like paying $6 a strawberry at a certain chocolatier, I made some this morning to devour before valentines day mañana.
To make chocolate covered strawberries:
1. Get a mixing bowl and pot. 2. Put water in the pot and mixing bowl on top. Make sure water can't touch mixing bowl. 3. Turn on the stove at medium heat. 4. Grab a handful and half of dark chocolate chips (or chips of your choice). 5. Pour a cupful of milk and start stirring. 6. It will soon turn into a delicious chocolate melty goodness. 7. Once all melted, grab washed strawberries and begin dipping. 8. Place them on a flat sheet. I recommend putting foil first for easy cleanup later. 9. Once dipping is done, place sheet in fridge. Make sure nothing touches strawberries. You don't want it to fall down. 10. Chill for a few hours. You can do it day before eating or overnight so chocolate can stick 11. Enjoy the yummy goodness!
I have heard about these pregnancy pillows and always thought they were a gimmick. My aching back and side couldn't take it no more though so I researched which one has good reviews. The Snoogle was a popular choice for expectant woman. My Lil bro hooked me up with one and I got it from The ups guy. Oh, how I love amazon packages.
My review of it is excellent. Where has this been all my life? I'm not a side sleeper normally And this thing forces me to sleep on my left side comfortably. It's like you're on a marshmallow. No aches this morning. Hooray! So pregnant readers, do get one!