Day 5 Jamaica Trip April 2024

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 Today my friends aunt was coming to pick us up at 10. I went for breakfast at 9:30. My friend was there earlier and she got some plantains today but they weren’t very ripe. Breakfast was the same as yesterday for me so I didn’t take any pictures. In the morning I did call for some bottles of water to my room but it was too early I learned I could get some at the buffet.  My friends aunt was delayed so had time to sit at the coffee shop. This was the view from the coffee area. We chatted with security and the taxi driver at the hotel for awhile before we left. We didn’t leave the hotel until 12. My friends aunt got proper plantains we ate it in the car. Today we decided to go to Ocho Rios. I have never been there and it is not that far from where we are staying. We have a driver booked for tomorrow to take us around the area and Bob Marley house tour. My friends aunt wanted Pizza Hut we stopped in a plaza that had KFC, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut. Last time I was in Jamaica I saw the plan

Happy Victoria Day Weekend May 22, 2017 and Rao's Pasta Sauce


When you have an expensive jar of pasta sauce and you already devoured the pasta what do you do with it? I eat it for breakfast.
Poach an Egg in the sauce

realize you don't eat that healthy and add some amazing natural cheese puffs and avacado to it


More about the sauce below
This weekend was relaxing but I did do a few things that I didn't take any pictures. It is the first very hot weekend of the year and that means it is almost summer.

I went to the Richmond night market as is tradition with my friends we go at least once every summer. The night market has become one of the biggest in North America however as with most things I prefer the olden days. In the past there was some unique things to try. This year I had truffle fries and a churro  but it was nice to be outside after 10pm with a still clear night. I felt compelled to return to Richmond during the daytime and took a visit to the mcArthur Glen outlets near the airport. Again nice to be outside on a warm day but I didn't buy anything.

Last week at Pomme I saw Rao's pasta sauce on sale for $10.99. I have wanted to visit Rao's in Vegas but never make it there when I go. I have never been to New York so eating at the restaurant probably isn't going to happen. I contemplated why people would by a jar of sauce for $11 all week and even read reviews on amazon. I had to know is an $11 jar really better than a $2 jar. I figured since I am not eating at a pasta restaurant I can buy it. Of course an $11 jar of sauce really needs a good vessel to sit on and skillet gnocchi is another slightly expensive thing I wanted to try. I walked to Pomme for the sauce and then Safeway for the gnocchi in total with tax the ingredients cost $20 but  this will last for more than one meal.

The sauce is definitely restaurant quality and I did enjoy this meal as much as I would have enjoyed going to a restaurant. It was really easy to make so as much as I missed someone else cooking and cleaning for me this is good. I still have a lot of sauce left so I will be eating at home this week and saving some money to use it up. I do think it is worth it to spend the extra money on a better jar of sauce.





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