Friday, May 11, 2018

Five for Friday - 5/11/18: Pho and More

1. Indeed we did go to a restaurant called Pho N Mor over in Oxnard as part of our expanding our horizons effort. Turns out there is the same restaurant in Camarillo LOL. However we went to a "food court" that was lots of fun and in a converted warehouse so there were other restaurants too and the place was decorated with lots of interesting things to look at including the mural above.

We had Banh Mi sandwiches that were excellent!

2. The first Saturday of each month Studio Channel Islands has artist studio open house. We had a really good time talking to various artists, seeing their work and petting lots of dogs. I had been considering taking a glass art class and after talking to the artist I am going to do it!

3. I think the list of books for the next 6 months of the library book club turned out good. Have you read any of them?

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate 
Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 
Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See 
Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr 

4. Lots of cooking. I looked for recipes to use up the buttermilk and cream I bought for making the chocolate cake last week. I ended up making banana bread and spinach quiche (which also used up a frozen pie shell left from Thanksgiving pumpkin pie making). I also made homemade enchilada sauce (for black bean and avocado enchiladas) which surprised me by having cocoa in it. All were yummy!

5. I went to my second Women's Club lunch meeting and am really glad I joined. Such a nice group of friendly people!


  1. I love going to those food courts. Trouble is, when I get there, I can't make up my mind so I end up overeating.

    1. It does all look yummy and hard to make a choice. There was a creperie I would like to try too.

  2. Good food, good art, and lots of petting of dogs. Sounds great!

  3. I have read "Killers of the Flower Moon". It is an excellent book and I know you will enjoy it.

    1. Good to know as I was hesitant about that one.

    2. My book club read this. It is a tragic story, painful to read at times but well worth it. It sheds light on a terrible episode in our country's history and on the beginning of the FBI.

    3. The description did sound like it will be a painful read. Thanks for the review.


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