My beloved sewing machine has been running non-stop for the last few days, working hard to finish up Pon Pon’s costume in time for her first Halloween. It’s a very simple costume (more detail on that later) but I’m making matching ones for two of her friends, so it’s sucking up all my time and sanity. And since I’m making them on a fly, with no patterns or instruction, I’m making tons of mistakes along the way – to a point where I had to go to the nearest Jo Ann Fabrics and Crafts to get some more supplies.
First, what a cute little city La Canada Flintridge is! It’s a bit out of the way from our families, Kevin’s work, and our social circle, but I fell in love with this irresistibly charming and quaint town. (I was like, “OMG, I want to live here!” then Wikipediaed the demographic information afterward and found that it “ranks as the 143rd most expensive U.S. city to live in, with a median home price of $1,321,367.” Great …)
Second, ah, Dish … what a cute place! We dined there around 3:00 p.m. at an off hour and the place was pretty much empty, which was great for Pon Pon (she can make some noise and not bother other patrons). The food was decent (not spectacular but above average for a good old coffee shop / diner) and service could have been better (the waitress who helped us was sweet and pleasant but it took a while for us to get our orders in), but I really liked this place.
I ordered the Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwich (tasty but it was so heavy that I only ate half) …
… and Kevin enjoyed Tuna Melt.
The side of “Grown Up” Mac and Cheese (I recommend this to blue cheese lovers).