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Have a great weekend everyone!

posted Oct 24, 2009, 12:01 PM by rose li

Today I had a tasty lunch at work. My colleagues and I went out for Thai food at the Red Pepper Restaurant in Santa Clara. As part of the lunch menu, we all received a bowl of tofu soup. It was nothing spectacular but it was nice to start off with something to warm the belly.
I ordered a spicy garlic shrimp with broccoli. This was enough food for two meals and I brought the leftovers home. 
Can't eat spicy food without drinking something to wash it down - the young coconut juice has a perfect cooling effect. 
The waitress was so nice and gave us complimentary fried wontons with sweet and sour sauce. These are the best - the chips were warm and crispy when they arrived to the table.  After eating all this food, it was hard returning to the office to work. All I wanted was a nap!
By the time dinner rolled around, I decided to eat the leftovers from lunch. And since I had an evening practically free from cooking (although I did bake a frozen pizza for BJ to eat), I decided to try the Trader Joe's pumpkin bread using the mix from the box.
The pumpkin bread turned out nicely, and I even added some chopped walnuts to the batter.
I also attempted to make a few muffins filled with chocolate pudding. The idea of chocolate and pumpkin just appealed to me. But instead of getting a gooey center, the pudding oozed out to the top of the muffin. What a bummer! If anyone has any tips on how to fill the center of muffins or cupcakes, please let me know. Perhaps I should have just stuck a small chocolate bar or chips into the muffin batter or piped in the pudding??? 

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