So the saying goes. Doesn’t really apply to this post, but it is the third time I’m posting about Hawaii.
There’s another snowstorm blowing white flakes past the icy window, as it did the week before, and the week before that. While it’s pretty and peaceful, it has me dreaming of other white stuff: sand. Like that soft, silky powder found on Oahu beaches. Those trodden by thousands of tourists’ feet in an endeavor to catch rays, leap into sapphire waters, and/or get some serious down time before returning to the world of work and worries.
My eating habits are predictable here. Same stuff day in, day out. The weekly (yawn-inducing) menu rarely varies. When I’m visiting my Hawaiian “home”, I tend to be more adventuresome. I love trying new foods, and always do.
The last trip, however, had me hooked on a different version of my favorite food: pizza. Garlic-kalua-pig. Holy moley, was it good! So good, I pretty much ate it every other day.
But I did have my veggies. And my salads. And my “international” delights.
Then, came the treats—the shave ice, traditional versus “fancy”. And something I hadn’t had since being a kid (they’ve been hard to find here over the years, but are easily obtained in Hawaii) … those delightful, nummy-sweet Hostess cupcakes. Heaven! Like, can you spell y-u-m-m-m-m?
I had one of the must-have drinks—a Mai Tai—of course. You know, it didn’t really appeal to me, but it sure looked pretty, especially sitting under a palm by the beach.
Cheers to more trips and warmer days!
6 thoughts on “Third Time’s the Charm”
I didn’t know that Hostess was still around. I ate a lot of Hostess products in my youth.
I grew up with the cupcakes (we only had chocolate avail here) … and the snowballs (which came in vanilla and, if bad memory serves correctly, strawberry). Remember those?
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Hostess Twinkies are what I remember best.
You did have some delicious meals. What was on the Hawaiian pizza? Cut up pork?
Tons of slow-roasted pork (kalua apparently meaning “cooked in the earth” and that’s how they prepare it for luaus and the like – cooking it underground in an “imu” for hours and hours), lots of roasted garlic, mushrooms, and three cheeses. Fairly simple ingredient-wise, but so delicious. I’ve not tasted pork as good as kalua; it’s succulent. Oh my . . . feeling a craving coming on!
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It does sound delicious.