Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Mazza

Jaron will eat anything, but he's not one to venture out and discover new foods he likes, he'd be happy to eat tortilla and cheese the rest of his life. We decided to take a chance and go to this Middle Eastern Cuisine restaurant on 9th and 9th that we see all the time, the Mazza. We invited one of Jaron's buds from his mission, Stanton, and his wife, Rubi.

I'm no food critic, but I should be--it was awful! No one finished this meals, even the salad was icky. I was very unimpressed with the food, the service was good though.

Afterward Jaron convinced Rubi to cut his hair, he finally got the 'javi-hawk' he's been wanting for so long. She was so nice about it too, then we just sat and watched the boys play Halo 3 for an hour.

Memorial Day

For those of you who don't know, Jaron was recently called to be 2nd Counselor in the Elder's Quorum. Each year they put on a huge breakfast for everyone in our 900 court (about 300 people), this year the new President was in Hawaii over Memorial Day with his family and left Jaron in charge. Little did I know that meant I was in charge.

A few days before we got a TON of food from Costco, the most bacon I've ever seen (we practically cleaned them out), 5 containers of 5 dozen eggs, turkey sausage, just add water pancake mix and tang. In order to get everything ready for the breakfast we had to prepare the night before, I whipped a good amount of the eggs and put them in Tupperware for easy storage and pouring, we mixed all the pancake batter and Tang in drink coolers and defrosted the bacon in our tub.

Despite all our preparation we were not prepared for the rainy Memorial morning, 300 people didn't show up and we had about half of everything leftover. We had a really good time despite the rain and we didn't run out of bacon, which was the goal.