Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday Dinner 11/18/09

Good Morning my loves! I hope you all are doing well and in a good mood, I know I am. Anyway this weeks "Wednesday Dinner" was wack, I was stood up by my cousin (Shame on him). My plans where to have dinner with my cousin Marc but for some reason Marc was double booked helping my cousin Mikey move into his apartment yesterday. So I was left to fin for myself, which was fine but the only problem was I had no clue of what I wanted to eat. I had waited so long to eat I was starting to get irritated and get a headache. Anyone who knows me knows you don't play with my food or my money! I was going back and forth with what I wanted to eat, I didn't want to drive far but I wanted something good. Sheesh I know I was all over the damn place. So after much thinking I decided to go to good old "El Pollo Loco" ( and here is what I ate:

2 Taco's Al Caborn (Chicken)
1 Chicken Taquito
1 Loco Salad
Chips and Guacamole
2 Churros

I know that sounds like a lot of food and it probably is to most people, especially for one person to eat. But if you know me you know I'm greedy and there is a fat person that lives inside of me! I got all of that food for $7.02 WHAT! I know crazy right! Don't sleep on El Pollo Loco's value menu! I went inside to order my food and I have no idea why the hell I did that because this El Pollo Loco was PACKED! There were parents and kids all over the place and it seemed like it took about 10 minutes for me to get my food. They where just really going thru it over there. So I just bought me food home, tore it down and it was a wrap. All in all the food was good, the best part for me was the Churros (YUMMY)! If you would like to get on the "Wednesday Dinner" ride or have any suggestions get at me In closing I would like to talk about CHOICES. A choice is defined as: the act of choosing, the right to choose. In life we all make choices some good and some bad. However at a certain age in your life you have to make a effort to make only good choices. Recently I found out that someone I once loved and cared a lot for made the ultimate bad choice. I felt so bad and wanted to try my hardest to help, fix or make it better. However what it boils down to is a "Choice" that that person made and now has to live with it. Never let anyone choose for you, and make sure the choices you make in your life are choices you can live with. At the end of the day one bad choice can bring a lifetime of unhappiness. Think about it! Until next week Cheerio- Ash

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday Dinner 11/11/09

Goooood Morning! I am so well rested its ridiculous! I went to bed at 9pm, which is a first for me in a long time. Anyway I hope you all are doing well and are looking forward to something positive in your life. This weeks "Wednesday Dinner" was all about reflections, inspirations, friends and family. This week I was on a solo tip, for the simple fact that this week marks my 20th blog! Which means I have been blogging and doing dinners for 20 weeks, that's crazy. I am so glad to be consistent with this and thanks to all the people who have and are following my blog, and I can't forget about all the people this far that I've had dinner with (thanks to you guys too). This is just the beginning and there is plenty more to come! So let the "Wednesday Dinner" story begin. I was so on the fence with what I wanted to eat because I couldn't figure out what I had a taste for. So yesterday I was in limbo with that for a long time, after I left work I stopped by my Uncle Mickey's house (Brittany & Mikey's Dad) because my cousin Mark was babysitting my God Daughter Skye (Dominick's Daughter). I was excited to see her and she was excited to see me! I hadn't seen her in a minute, so it was good to see my little baby. She is getting so big and talking so well at 3 years old! She is HILARIOUS and of course oh so dramatic, bouncing of the walls, screaming, playing and I guess clearly being a kid ( I love her). After I was there for a while my cousin Brittany came by followed by Uncle Mickey and then Mikey came home. It was so good to see my family, I spent a little more time and then I peaced out. On my way home I was holding a very interesting conversation with my best friend Tiffany and I swear, we have a relationship that only the two of us understand. She told me she was waiting for her daughters father to get a hair cut, so I decided to pop up on her. But the funny part is she saw me before I could surprise her. So we chit chatted for about 30 minutes and then I went home. When I got home I was still undecided with what I wanted to eat, so I pitter pattered around the house for a minute and then it came to me. I decided I wanted to eat "Okie Dog". If you grew up in LA then you are familiar with "Okie Dog". Located on Pico down the street from Roscoe's. "Okie Dog" has been around forever, I was raised on the food there. It's one of my dad's favorite spots, so here is what I ate:

Pastrami Burrito (chilli, pastrami, cabbage, bell peppers, onions and I get mine with cheese)
French Fries

"Okie Dog" is one of those neighbor classic places, and unfortunately they don't have a website. They have all kids of good, greasy and fatty foods. From chilli cheese hot dogs and fries, burgers, teriyaki bowls all kinds of stuff. When you go inside they have pictures of all the Famous people who have stopped by. As much as I love "Okie Dog" I would never eat my food there, its not located in one of the safest neighborhoods. I was so hungry that I ate most of my fries on the way home, the one thing I do love about "Okie Dog" is that the food is so hot that by the time I got home is was still warm. The burrito is HUGE and big enough for two people, of course I only ate half of mine and it was DELISH to the last bite. Most people wouldn't eat all of that stuff together in a burrito but I say "Don't knock it until to try it". After eating that I was extremely full and ready to call it a night. But I had a taste for something sweet, so I decided to go to "Lucy's" and get a Strawberry Malt. OMG so good! Lucy's is another neighborhood classic if you grew up in LA! So after that it was lights out for your girl. All in all dinner was DELISH my day and time was well spent. If you would like to get on the "Wednesday Dinner" order form drop me a line In closing I would like to just say THANK YOU again to everyone who reads and supports my blog. To all of those who have experienced "Wednesday Dinner" and to all of those who are going to experience "Wednesday Dinner". You guys are the BEST and the support is so appreciated, please spread the word and tell people to tell people to check out my blog. On that note, until next week See ya- Ashley.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday Dinner 11/4/09

Good Morning!!!!! This day light savings time change really has me on one! It seems like I'm ready for bed by 8pm (CRAZY)! I hope you all are having a positive and prosperous week so far and are looking forward to the weekend! This weeks "Wednesday Dinner" was another special one. I think I mentioned this before but my sister Shelby and my cousin Taelor are 10 days apart. My mom and my cousin Chanel (Taelor's mom) were prego at the same time (Hilarious). So last nights dinner was all about my Tootie aka Taelor. For some reason Shelby and Taelor were so excited to be turning 17, for what reason I am not sure I don't remember any big perks that came when I was 17 but that was a whole different time back then. Anyway Chanel and Taelor's dad put together a "Family gathering" last night and so let the "Wednesday Dinner" story begin. We all met last night at Taelor's Great grandmother's house for dinner, her great grandma's house is the meeting/party place for their family most of the time. It is such a wonderful feeling to see that both of Taelor's great grandparents are in good health! The party was suppose to start at 6:30pm-7pm-ish, but you know how we do sometimes. The house was filled with cousins, Aunt's, Uncles and close family friends. Taelor is a very picky eater and has always been since she was a child! I remember babysitting her and this kid wouldn't eat and when she got older her pickiness went to a whole different level. Now that she's older, when she finds something she likes she likes it! Her favorite foods are Chipotle, Wing Stop, Burger King and Panda Express. So I knew we were going to have at least one of those for dinner last night, and the winner was Panda Express ( We ate:

Fried Rice
Chow Mein
Broccoli & Beef
Orange Chicken
Steamed Rice

You can never really go wrong with food from Panda, so I was pleased. I didn't know that Panda Express has "Chili Paste" its really good! It gives a little kick and spice to the food. Over dinner I sat with the "Kids" (hahaha) and they are HILARIOUS! I remember being 17 but I don't remember being that grown. loud or excited about weird things. All of Taelor's friends are funny, they keep me laughing! They have all this crazy slang and funny phrases about everything. Of course they always make fun of me because I look they're age and I'm older than them (they really get a kick out of that). Its so funny watching Taelor with her friends because I have watched her grow up and also some of her friends, so that has me feeling a little old. After dinner it was time to get into the cake and ice cream (Ice cream and cake do the ice cream and cake). I love that commercial!. Chanel (Taelor's mom) has a thing with cake, every cake they get is from Hansen's Bakery ( Chanel got Taelor a small round cake and 2 dozen cupcakes, I believe the cake was Marble filling and the cupcakes where chocolate, vanilla, and marble (So YUMMY) and fresh I love cupcakes and ice cream. Of course you she didn't forget the ice cream! Taelor's favorite ice cream is Vanilla! After cake and ice cream it was time for Taelor to open her gifts and she got some pretty cool things! I think she was most excited about "DJ Hero" for her Wii, she was grinning from ear to ear. Dinner was great, there where good laughs, family, friends, food and pictures. If you would like to get on the "Wednesday Dinner" blog or have any suggestions drop me a line . In closing I would like to say a few things about Taelor; I have watched here grow up and still find it so heard to believe that she is 17 and this time next year she will be in college. Its amazing because her and Shelby are the 2 kids that I've actually watched grow up (literally). I am so proud of her and she always makes me laugh and smile when I see her. I am mostly grateful for her because of the relationship that her and Shelby have! They are truly connected in a way that only the 2 of them understand. I want to say thank you Taelor and I love you!!!! Until next week Tata for now-Ashley