It was another big day. Lots and lots of exploring.
The first order of business, though,was to complete the car registration at the DMV. Have you ever been to a DMV inside the mall? Weird, but the easiest motor vehicle experience ever. We got the new registration, tags, two plates and a name change on the title in under fifteen minutes and less than thirty bucks. A steal!
With plates adorned, we picked up Kaloka (Charlie) and set off for a windows down drive up to the North Shore – the site of the Triple Crown of Surfing, and the set of the 2002 movie, Blue Crush (which I never saw).
We stopped twice on the 20 minute road trip up North to check on some potential rental properties. No luck on apartments, but we did find this awesome tree.
A quick google search helped me discover that this is a Eucalyptus tree in a shedding cycle. The vibrant colors are indicative of maturation. How cool!
As we were approaching our destination, Daniel noticed the Dole Plantation. We will definitely be checking that out soon! I wonder if we will be able to find some fresh (not canned) fruit??
Look what else I found, Dad!!
Finally, the ocean. The pic isn’t that impressive because I was in the car, but you get the idea…
We drove around till our stomachs growled. Tonight was leftover chicken and broccoli – pizza style. We managed to forget pizza sauce at the store so I made a cheesy garlic white sauce before shredding the rest of the lemon chicken and broccoli and topping with feta, arugula and a touch of shredded colby.
Cheesy Garlic White Sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
1 clove garlic
1 1/4 cup non fat milk
2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1/4 cup shredded cheese (whatever you have on hand)
1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
In a sauce pan, melt butter of medium low heat and add whole garlic clove and rub in circular motion in pan to infuse the butter. Add milk and let warm through. In a separate bowl stir flour with a Tbsp or 2 of water until smooth. Add mixture and lemon pepper to milk over medium heat. Stir constantly until thickened (about 5 minutes). Finally, stir in shredded cheese. It will continue to thicken when you remove it from heat.
I only used lemon pepper seasoning because I was adding lemon chicken to the pizza. You can change the seasoning based on the protein (or veggie) flavor you want to use.
Since dinner I’ve been browsing for houses and a J-O-B. Anyone know of good employers in Central Oahu? Mahalo!