cram chowder by the sea

I have mentioned before my mother’s creative spelling. Cram chowder is one of them, and it is very appropriate for today, because I got to eat some tasty cram chowder from the Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach with the one-and-only Rachael (wearing her luscious Noro sweater), her adorable mother, and the Hedster (modeling her snazzy new hairdo).
The cram chowder comes in a grilled bread bowl! I had never been to this place, but apparently Rachael has the phone number programmed into her cell phone so she can call in her order and have it ready by the time she hits the beach! She is one smart cookie. I wish we had had hours and hours to play.
Another of my mother’s spellings: hot closspan. The queen of the hot closspan is Rachael’s mother. She had sent me her recipe a while back, but I haven’t tackled it yet. I had my fingers crossed that, what with Easter and all, she made a batch of them and was left with a few extras. MY WISH CAME TRUE:
rachael hotclosspan.JPG
Thanks to all who wished insane brother a happy birthday!

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8 Responses to cram chowder by the sea

  1. Kerstin says:

    Cram chowder! Your mother needs to publish her own dictionary. 🙂

  2. Cindy says:

    hehe…even though you are not in the picture you can tell you are there because of the Hot Pink Circle Bag…so you!

  3. Silvia says:

    I’d eat just about anything in bread bowl, especially cram chowder. I don’t even like cram chowder very much–I love bread. You really need to make those buns, they look incredible! What a great beach day.

  4. Terri says:

    Sounds like my mother-in-law who insists on calling “chicken chow mein” “chicken charmaine”.

  5. Lora says:

    Mmmmmm that cram chowder sounds yummy!

  6. jazminecat says:

    oh Mariko, you crack me up!!! cram chowder! Since my mom and I were both born in Maine and can eat our weight in anything made with seafood, this might be a more appropriate name for any seafood soup put in front of us!! 😉

  7. Kathleen says:

    Looks like a great lunch date. And those hot cross buns look yummy. I am the same way when my dear friend visits from Paris, fingers crossed, hoping his mom made irish soda bread for me. I have the recipe and it is just not the same.

  8. Rachael says:

    Yowza! I love it! We had SUCH a good time with you. And those eggs? wonderful and soooo fresh. Yum! You were such a doll to think of me….

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