Monday, February 11, 2008

Cool picture of V-22

Saw this picture on , I thought the picture was a drawing until I looked closer.  I don't know if you've ever had the chance to see one of these, I have only once, saw a flight of them go by in Virginia Beach and let me tell you it gave me goose-bumps!  What an awesome sight they made!

Pivotal food memories #2

Okinawa, Japan.  There is all types of good food there, the food outside the Marine bases usually cater to, well Marines.  There is still the usual Japanese food, most that I can hardly spell or remember except for yaki tori (Yaki-chicken Tori- on a stick, chicken on a stick, perfect Marine food).
Now I was at Camp Hansen, and outside of Camp Hansen was the village of Kin, better known as Kin-ville.  Kin-ville isn't known for it's food...
One day when out in town I find a take out window, and on the menu was "taco rice and cheese" and someone in front of me walked away with said meal, taco meat on top of a big bed of white rice topped with a big heap of shredded cheddar cheese.  I purchased one and let me tell you, WOW!  Soooo good and so filling! 
I always like to say taco rice and cheese is one word, try it, tacoriceandcheese!
Chris occasionally makes it for me, but with a new twist, usually taco meat made from turkey or chicken :  )
I know your thinking about making some now :  )

Pivotal food memories #1

I was a young Marine right out of boot camp on my way to 29 Palms California.  Had just arrived at LAX and a bus took me and several other new Marines from the Marine liaison office to 29 Palms, on the way we either stopped at Palm Springs or Palm Desert and were put up in motel rooms for the night.
So, we all converge into different rooms to talk and plenty of soda pop (Uh huh) and order pizza.  What type pizza to order?  You could imagine the various responses, but somebody chimed in "Let's order a Hawaiian pizza", after some silence of course we all wondered what that was, "Ham and pineapple" was the reply.  We ordered it, I remember thinking, this is going to be good! 
I have ordered Hawaiian pizza all over the world since then!