Never, EVER forget!
If you’re a regular here at My Kitchen In The Middle Of The Desert, you already know that I am a simple local gal from Kaneohe Oahu Hawaii; one of my past times in ten years or so since leaving my birthplace, is to try to re-create dishes of my youth.
You may also know that I have conquered my quest to copycat Zippy’s Macaroni Salad, a local staple.
I had some chicken leftover, imagine that … so I expanded on that … I made some Mac Salad, a fresh pot of Rice, some warmed-up-from-frozen-Zippy’s Chili that I brought back from Hawaii this past May, and the rest as they say is legend!
First, let me apologize for being absent for so long, but, we’ve been awfully busy. To start with, we spent the month of May on Oahu Hawaii to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary… we had the best time! I mean, who wouldn’t?
I brought back a 50 pound suitcase FULL of goodies that can only be found in Hawaii. One of the items was from Zippy’s Restaurant, Fried Chicken Mix. Yeah, so what you’re probably saying to yourself… oh no my friends. Zippy’s Fried Chicken is some the best both DH and I have ever had.
I guess about December of last year, Zippy’s came out with Fried Chicken Mix, as well as Mochiko Chicken Mix, Pancake Mix and their own blend of Coffee. WELL! As soon as we got ourselves going in Honolulu, we had lunch at Zippy’s, and what do you think I bought? That’s right… two packages of their Fried Chicken Mix.
For dinner tonight, I made us what some might call a Zippy’s Mini Fried Chicken Plate
Oh my gravy all over my two scoop rice (that’s OMG! in my world)!! That was just like having dinner at Zippy’s, and I’m not kidding you!
This was a test run to see if I could replicate this meal that we love from back home and I hit this one out of the park! So … next time we’ll make a Chicken and Chili Plate !!!
Here’s how much we love our Spam® AND Diamond Bakery Soda Crackers
You see that blue one to the left? that’s made with small snack-sized Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts, love that too!
Now there’s a real Food As Gift idea
No, this lovely tray of assorted Tropical Drinks was not all for us! HA! 😀
We went over to our favorite place to listen to live Hawaiian Music, the Kani Ka Pila Grille in the Outrigger Reef Hotel and there was a very large group of Japanese visitors having the best time. It turns out they were a Halau, or Hula Dance Troop from Kobe Japan who were on Oahu to preform. Anywhos, I say this large tray come over to their table and I thought, geez, that’s so beautiful, all of those colors and different aromas. Maybe the next time we order a cocktail, I’ll rethink my standard glass of wine 😉
This is a sad day. I was on Face Book last night and saw a post by Olde World Bagels, thanking folks and that they were on to new adventures, WHAT?! You’re closing? NOOOOOOO! DH felt that we’d be able to get one more visit in later in the week before they closed, rather than facing a Sunday Rush, but I thought differently. I got up early this morning and figured I call over there first and ask what their hours were going to be for Monday; I was told that today is their last day; they will no longer be open. WHAT?!!! I’ve NEVER gotten dressed and went out the door so fast before.
This is our last dozen Olde World Bagels, ever. (SSHHH! Don’t tell DH but I hide 6 of them in the deep freeze for later)
Thank you Gina for the best Bagels we’ve ever had and probably will again.
Aloha and all the best in the future to you and your family.