Dogs, Pies & Cookies

How much can you eat in one day?  Quite a bit apparently.  With Ria and my parents in tow, we drove to our favorite ‘hood these days – the Mission – for an eating expedition.  The conversation in the car with Ria was priceless and had us in splits.

Me to Ria: ” We are going to eat some hot dogs”  What are hot dogs made of?”

Ria: “Dogs.  Nanu (Grandpa), hot dogs aren’t really hot they are just called hot.”

Thanks for the information Ria.  I may have failed as a parent – so much for being a food “snob” with a foodie kid.  I may have to give up writing this food blog.

Fortunately for us, Rosamunde doesn’t use dog in their hot dogs and is a pretty fine establishment.  They also had the World Cup playing on big screen TVs (much to Ria’s delight). While we enjoyed our dogs, fries and potato salad, we talked about the World Cup and wondered if the guys around us were playing hooky from work.  Somehow, I think the point of the match (Japan v. Denmark) was lost on Ria because she was rooting for “Argentina & Duke”!!!!??????  At least, it was a pleasure watching her chow down on her chicken and cherry gourmet hot dog.

Mission Pie is around the corner and we are such a group of fatties we had to stop by for just one piece of luscious, moist walnut pie.  I have one rule – don’t share dessert with mom because she inhales it.  I broke the rule and lost the battle after one bite.  We have already made plans to go back for more soon – banana cream pie next time! 🙂  Mission Pie is a great place to take the little ones as they have yummy treats and a kids corner with alphabet magnets and kid-size tables and chairs.

Since we had promised Ria cookies, we could not pass on Anthony’s Cookies right down the block on Valencia.  Somehow more cookies than were needed were ordered, and consumed. Anthony’s might just be cookie heaven.  Plans once again were made to take some home next time to make ice-cream sandwiches with home-made condensed milk vanilla ice-cream.

Next stop: GYM.

A wonderful food adventure in the Mission and most of all a memorable day with family.  We’ll be back!  Hasta La Vista.