We got out relatively early this morning, and stopped in with my cousin, Arlynne. She's famous in the family for not cooking; however, today she made her mother's kugel recipe! Tasted great, to boot! We shmoozed for a while with the crowd there of her friends, and then wandered off.
First, forestcats realized that we were very close to a Penzey's spices store, and we managed to find it, right next to a BevMo in Torrance. We dropped some cash at each, though not outrageous amounts, in restocking the spice cabinet with some things that we'd used up, and others to try.
Then, instead of heading home, we stopped in Buena Park to eat at Portillo's, a chain restaurant from the Chicago suburbs that opened at this site, and one other in the Greater Los Angeles area, selling Italian beef sandwiches, Chicago Red Hots, and other fare as hearty and tasty as the food they serve back in the Midwest. I usually have a hot dog or a beef sandwich, but they were bragging about their hamburgers, and I did have a hankering for one. My favorite local burger is from Fatburger; this burger is comparable, except that I like the Portillo's bun better. Wow.
Home; laundry, after I finish with puttering on the computer.
Maybe some TV off the DVR.