Smorgasburg LA / 11 month blog update

Smorgasburg LA / 11 month blog update

Hello ladies! How are you all doing? I’m over here just getting ready for my boys to be off and turn my days upside down, LOL! My oldest has his culmination today. He will officially be a high school kid. I’m so proud of him. We hit some bumps in the road this year , but he managed to get passed them and he will be off to 9th grade. Let me tell you all raising a teenager isn’t easy. I mean we were all teenagers once. But that doesn’t mean we know how to raise one. I’m learning along with him and I just pray his high school years are great!

Today I wanted to share our trip to Smorgasburg LA this past weekend. We had been wanting to try it for sometime now. And we finally planned it out and went. Of course my family had to go on Donut Day. If you don’t know about this Event. It takes place every Sunday in Downtown LA. They have an instagram and yelp. It’s basically over 60 food pop ups that are all pretty unique and great. Some have actual restaraunts and some are just trucks. We walked around to get a good look at what they had. It can be overwhelming, because there are so many options. So before I show you what we ate, I’m going to give you a few tips if you plan on going.

  1. Try to watch some You tube videos on Smorgasburg LA, we did this after and wished we had done it before to give us an idea of what to try.
  2. If you go with a few people try to get different things so you can try a little bit of everything.
  3. Take water
  4. They have a beer garden so if you want to drink don’t take the kids.
  5. GO hungry

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My kids aren’t so adventurous with food yet so we kept it simple since we took them with us. We first had some delicious burritos from Burritos La Palma. They actually have a restaurant in El Monte highly recommend.

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Next we tried a taco from Baohaus this was so delicious. The hubs and I tried this one with fried chicken. They also have a pork belly one we will try next time.

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I had never had Mango sticky rice, Ya I know crazy. So it was a must to try. I liked it but I think I’ll stick to just mango and tajin. I’ll leave sweet rice to Arroz con leche.

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David loves churros so he tried Churro Boss. You can get toppings and ice cream added to the delicious churros. He got cinnamon toast crunch. I thought they were delicious.

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And you can’t go on Donut day without getting a donut. Breaker kept it OG and got a chocolate sprinkle from Donut friend. They had a lot of Donut options that day but the lines were a little long especially for the Side car doughnuts, that I wanted to try. I guess I’ll be taking a trip to Santa Monica to try!

 

I say check it out if you haven’t, it was cool and we will be back. I think minus the kids, LOL!

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11 Month blog update! So I can’t tell you how proud I am. I’ve been consistent for 11 whole months. I won’t go into too much since I’m going to have my one year next month.  I want to leave more for that post. All I can say is I’m not giving it up. It’s not getting any easier, but I’m learning more and ready to put more and more into my blog. I feel this first year has been my learning experience. I’m ready to possibly make something more out of my blog. I have faith in myself and I’m proud. That’s all that matters.

Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week and great weekend. Till next post.

XO Lisa

 

Easy Pizza Recipe

Easy Pizza Recipe

Hello Beauties! I hope you ladies are having a great week. Can you all believe that we are already done with the first month of 2018, WOW! I have a pretty busy February, So I know it will go pretty fast. All good things and some fun things to look forward to. Is anyone a little lost with fashion as I am right now, LOL? I mean winter in LA is not winter. I’m ready for spring looks. Which I can’t wait to bring some fun spring looks to the blog!

Today’s post is not fashion, but I thought what better time in honor of super bowl being this Sunday. I will share my very easy yummy pizza recipe. I’ve been making this pizza for over a year now. It’s become a favorite in my home. My boys love it. I actually prefer my pizza over take out. Not to mention all the ingredients cost about $16 to make two! It’s a treat on a Friday for the boys!

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For the ingredients I get everything at Trader Joe’s. The only things I get at a super market are the diced tomatoes, Garlic salt and oregano leaves. Only because it’s usually on my Vons shopping list so I always have them in my pantry. So pretty convenient to run into Trader Joe’s and grab everything. Funny thought if you are a regular at trader Joe’s I bet convenience isn’t always the case, LOL! Is it me or is the parking always Crazy!

First I prep the dough, I always open the bag and let it breath for about 20-30 minutes before I pull it out to roll! Once that’s done I prep my counter with flour and I roll dough to form a pizza. It’s pretty easy as long as you keep the flour well-distributed to avoid it from sticking. Once I have my dough all formed to how I like it. I rub a little olive oil on my pizza sheet and place the dough.

Second it’s time for sauce. This is pretty simple but I’m telling you it’s good. All I do is squeeze tomato paste and spread it all over. I don’t buy tomato paste in the can anymore I love it in the tube, So convenient. Once that’s done I toss diced tomatoes all over. I make sure the liquid is left out. So drain them first. I sprinkle garlic salt all over and oregano leaves. This I just sprinkle to my liking. Try not to be to heavy with the garlic salt. I do love oregano so I am a little heavy with it. Sauce done!

Third step time for the best part the cheese and toppings. We all like a cheesy pizza here at my house, so I’m not shy with the cheese. Sprinkle all that yummy cheese all over. I use Mozzarella but you can use any cheese that you like.  The pepperoni that I’ve been using are so delicious. They really add a great taste to the Pizza. For this one I added pineapple on one side because Mommy likes it. But you can add whatever yummy toppings you like. That’s the fun part of making pizza at home.

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Lastly put that yummy pizza in the oven! I just follow the baking instructions on the bag so be sure to save it after you take your dough out. In about 12-15 minutes you will have a yummy pizza that your family will enjoy.

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Would be perfect for a super bowl party for everyone to enjoy! Hope you ladies enjoyed this post. I hope you try it out and love it as much as we do. Till next post.

XO Lisa

baking sheets- TJ MAX

dough roller-Anthropologie