It is (was) my birthday yesterday and after turning a ripe old age of 24 (ok 29) I have decided 3 things:
- Whoever said you get wiser as you get older lied. You still think that putting chopsticks up your nose warrants a laugh from all at the table.
- Wearing crocs is still never OK – even if you think people can’t see you/don’t notice. News Flash – Everyone notices those horrid things on your feet (Yes – this means you too daddy- sorry!)
- People who you think are looking at you and gossiping/bitching about you ARE indeed doing just that – don’t fool yourself into thinking they like your shoes and are discussing where you got your great taste in fashion from or something (YES – Pizza Express girl – I mean you)
It was a working day and so the better half decided to take me out to Pizza Express. Hey – Im not complaining, I get a free bottle of Prosecco there on my birthday – WINNING! On top of that – I do actually like the pizza’s there and frequent the one at Charing Cross (where I work) quite a lot.
We got there pretty early – 7pm (this is early for us, we normally eat at past 10pm as we spend bloody years in the kitchen cooking) We knew what we want already – creatures of habit we are (or boring old farts whichever way you look at it) . I go for the Padana and the better half goes for the Diavolo.
To start – we had the famous Pizza Express Dough Balls. These little mouth-watering bundles of joy come out piping how from the oven and are accompanied by heaps of garlic butter. We always order this and cannot get enough of the damn thing. Urghh – dough balls – why must you taste so good – I know you are packed with tons of calories especially seeing as how I eat tons of garlic butter with you – why do you tempt me?! 🙁 And why and I talking to dough balls?!
(P/s: this talking to yourself/food/objects thing – gets worse as you age people!) 🙂
What’s in a Padana? Well, for starters, you will be surprised to hear its actually a vegetarian pizza. That’s right folks, no meat whatsoever. This pizza was introduced to me, by our ex-housemate K years ago (she is a vegetarian) and after taking a slice of hers – I was won over. This pizza packs; Goats cheese, red onions, tomato, caramalised onions, spinach and mozzarella topped off with garlic oil. Let me tell you – its effin gorgeou-so people. The sweetness of the caramalised onions is offset against the tangy goats cheese, the red onions provide that extra crunch and the spinach, well popeye had it and it made him grow muscles so there you go – reason enough? 🙂 Please please please give this pizza a shot – it might sound boring – but really, its not! I promise! (I don’t make promises lightly – I don’t want to go to hell for lying!) Haha. 🙂
I’m not a the biggest fan of the Diavolo – only because the Padana is sooooooo good. The Diavolo is made up of; Spiced beef, pepperoni, mozzarella, tomato, green peppers, red onions, tobasco, hot green and jalapeno or roquito peppers. Jesus – is there anything not in this pizza? I feel they over-did this pizza and that’s why I’m not too keen on it – It’s like they couldn’t decide what to put on it and threw everything in! Nevertheless, the better half likes it. He mumbles about it ‘having a kick’ ‘nice and spicy’ ‘great taste’ blah blah blah (sorry – I don’t listen half the time and the other half of the time I’m singing in my head) 🙂
All in all – a good birthday meal out – cheap too! The main party for my (our) birthday is on Saturday and I can’t wait – this is when we have our annual BBQ. People come, they eat, they drink, it gets messy – a good night in I say! Teeheehee 🙂
Oh yes – and THE GLS is coming down for it too! Yes – that darn giraffe-legged little sister of mine is coming to visit us (really to shop) and will be here early Friday morning. I better get my highest heels out – no chance am I going to be shorter than her – not until my legs fall off and I cannot use heels.
Right – its 125 now and I really should be getting to sleep. These panda eyes are not doing anyone any good and I’m pretty sure if I carry on like this, no one will have/create heavy duty concealer to help mask it anymore. On top of that – the house looks a bloody mess and we have to tidy up before we have guests – fun fun fun! 🙁 Can’t wait to wash the carpets with the Rug Doctor 🙂 Ha!
Night night lovelies!
P/S: What’s your favourite pizza?!