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A Novice Foodie Blog: The Green Molly

You know I can’t pass up a food truck when Kristi and I are out and about. Same is true for a food trailer. And you can include food carts, food buggies, and food tents. 

But now you can add a more exotic food purveyor to your list of things I can’t pass up: A Food Trolly!

I’ve never seen a food trolly until today. 

Kristi and I went to Winnie to shop around at Larry’s Old Time Trade Days. You can find just about anything under the sun there. We loved walking among the vendors, sifting through mounds of antiques and chatting with folks from all over this part of the country. 

The biggest attraction for us, though, was stumbling across this beauty of a Food Trolly. 

   

 

She’s called The Green Molly. 

  

The Redwines of Nederland bought her some time back and equipped her to deliver deliciousness. 

Pat and Trisha Redwine invited us in to see their setup and let us watch as they crafted our feast. 

  

The Green Molly has an eclectic feel. She started out on the streets of San Fransico years ago. She made her way by stages to South East Texas. 

The heart of their menu is the panini sandwich. 

  

Now let me be honest with you, when I hear of a shop selling paninis, I usually pass on by. I like paninis, but they usually leave me hungry for more. What is it with panini shops that serve undersized sandwiches? 

Put any misgivings about paninis aside when you cross paths with The Green Molly. Pat was putting together the sandwiches today. I ordered a ham and turkey on whole wheat and Krisit got the same, but on sourdough. Pat started with THICK cut bread. The sourdough was pre-cut and the whole wheat she cut herself. I could have made a meal of just the bread she put together for our sandwiches. 

My eyes really got big when she started putting together the insides of the panini. Pat piles on layers of American and Mozzarella cheese. Then  came generous portions of turkey and ham. The panini grill was begging for mercy when she placed those two sandwiches in the cooker. 

   

 

When Pat served up the paninis, the cheese was soft and warm, but not runny. The meat steamed just a little as I pried the halves apart. The panini grill puts a nice crust on the bread. 

Did I mention that they were serving these magnificent paninis with fresh made tomato basil soup? 

These paninis were perfect for dipping. The bread was substantial enough to soak in great draughts of creamy awesomeness. This was comfort food on steroids. 

After eating 90% of my sandwich and 25% of Kristi’s, I was about to pop. 

I forgot to mention one other little detail: Trisha was working the smoothie machine today. She served us up cups of Strawberry, Piña Colada, and Vanilla Ice Cream Smoothies. We tried some of all of them in addition to a Chocolate Ice Cream smoothie you can see me enjoying here. 

  

Kristi’s Take on The Green Molly

Jason has blog-hogged leaving only the desserts to be talked about, but I can TALK about the desserts. He got a head start while I changed into my elastic shorts to be comfortable enough to write. Our lunch experience was that serious.  

 Key Lime Pie 

 I’ve accused Jason of loving coconut pie the best because the rest of the family doesn’t…..which means that even if there’s a whole pie, he doesn’t have to share.  That’s the way I feel about key lime pie. I had a slice today. It was smooth and creamy and perfectly tart served with fresh blueberries and strawberries. I sigh just thinking about it. I was good and shared with Jason. It was easy because Trisha was standing in front of me with a slice of chocolate explosion.  

 Chocolate Explosion 

 This slice of love is a crushed Oreo crust topped high with cool chocolate mousse with surprise bites of MORE chocolate. My words are inadequate. Just trust me. The chocolate explosion was an experience.  

 S’mores Panini 

 I’ve saved the best for last. When they mentioned “a chocolate sandwich” I was skeptical. But as soon as the scent of warm cinnamon bread wafted my way, I was a believer. 

The S’mores Panini is two slices of crusty cinnamon bread sheltering a delicious chocolate spread, crushed Oreos and melted marshmallows. I would come closest by describing it as a designer brownie, but I’ve never had anything like it.  

 I know what you’re thinking. We had three desserts today.  It’s really much worse if you count the ice cream drinks we had. But the heart wants what the heart wants…..and my elastic shorts are forgiving. 

In Conclusion

I love eating food served by friendly people in a festive atmosphere. The Trade Days over in Winnie occur every first weekend that follows the first Monday of a month. That sounds a little confusing, but you can click on the link in the top of this post to see their full schedule and find out valuable information. 

Tell the Redwines we said Hi when you go by. They are sweet people and you’ll love the food. 

You never know what you are going going to come home with when you go to a trades day event. Here’s a picture of me and my new friend. I’m thinking she would look good in my yard. What do you think?

  

Ju Ju’s Cajun Crawfish: A Novice Foodie Review

Since Kristi and I started doing these Foodie Reviews we’ve recieved some great suggestions for out of the way eating places. We’re working our way throught the list so if you haven’t seen one you’ve told us about, it’s coming.

This morning, we headed out for Ju Ju’s Cajundu Crawfish. Check them out on Facebook and give them a Like. We heard about them just this past week. 

I don’t know how we’ve missed this spot for the past 4 years. This is legitimate South East Texas Cajun food. 

Guess what they serve: Crawfish. 

You can have it with Corn and Potoatoes or you can have it by itself. You can have it mild or spicy.  You can have it with one of three dipping sauces (I suggest the pink sauce). 

When you cook only one thing, you better cook it well. 

Kristi reminded me about the benefits of being single minded from her days of working in her Dad’s filter shop:

Today we ate at Juju’s Cajun Crawfish  in Fannett, but my thoughts drifted west and back a few years to my dad’s filter shop. I worked there several years growing up. His shop is still in business today manufacturing air filters that are much better than the filters you get anywhere else. While the filters are the best in the business, his little shop is a bit on the run down side. If you could see the walls, you’d see taped-up pictures drawn by employees’ kids. You’d also see dates marked in permanent black ink with the number of filters made that broke the record of some other prior date. That wouldn’t be only place you’d see his handwriting on the wall. 

Juju’s Crawfish  is much the same. A cardboard flat where soft drink once were stacked now serves as a sign telling customers what kind of dipping sauces are served. Other handwritten signs on copy and notebook paper remind

Keep door closed. 

Do not block area. 

Do not enter kitchen area. 

Do not rush us. 

Please. Do not rush us. 

There was a window unit whose vent was stuffed underneath with napkins to manipulate the direction of airflow also reminding me of my dad and his philosophy that a permanent marker, hot glue and masking tape can fix just about anything. 

You won’t find a welcome mat at either place. Just like my dad’s establishment has always been focused on filter-making and little else, Juju’s is serious about serving good crawfish. And they succeed

Check out Kristi’s blog, Godsgirlies.com. 

Being single minded does pay off. Ju Ju’s delivers the flavor!

We ordered ours spicy. Can you feel the heat coming off of this picture?

Kristi and I always check the Internet to see when a place opens its doors. We like to eat early on Fridays to avoid the lunch rush. We didn’t beat anything this morning. The locals were way ahead of us and lined up at the door. We were fortunate enough to be one of the first dozen or so patrons. Beyond that they run out of seating.

If you get there after the rush has already hit, don’t go in the door.  They have a system. They’ll take your phone number, send you back to your car to wait, and call you to come in when there’s space. This isn’t McDonald’s or Burger King. 

The crawfish are plentiful and BIG this year. I’ve heard from many that this is going to be one of the best seasons for Mud Bugs. 

Check them out sometime. You can find them at:

18277 FM 365, Fannett, Tx

Here’s a pic of two satisfied crawfish eaters. 

On a side note, if you’re in Nederland on a Friday night in the Spring of the year, Butcher’s Korner is serving up the Mud Bugs hot and fresh. You can dine in or have him fill up your cooler to take home with you. Check out their Facebook page as well.