An Al Fresco Dinner

July 8, 2009 at 8:53 pm 11 comments

What a day!  I woke up thinking it was Thursday and thought that until I was on my way to work.  Since we don’t work Fridays anymore Thursday is our dress down day so I went to work wearing jeans and everything.  It was obvious to everyone at work I had mixed up what day I thought it was.  Ugh.  But oh well I was comfortable all day at least.

I started out the day with something I haven’t had in so long, unfortunately in my hurry this morning I forgot my camera but I do have some pretty bad blackberry photos to share.

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Peach Chobani!  In addition to forgetting my camera I also forgot some cereal for mixing into the yogurt.  But it was still amazingly delicious, it’s been to long Peach Chobani!

Without the cereal though this didn’t do a great job of holding me over for lunch.  I wound up getting hungry around 10 and snacked on some Dr. Kracker’s Cherry Semolina crisps.  These are absolutely delicious!

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The serving size is 8 but I probably had about 12, they are so delicious.

Lunch today was an old favorite, rice pilaf, green beans, and broccoli all mixed together.

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What a horrible picture of one of my favorite flavor combos.  I can’t get enough of it I crave this at least once a week. 

After work Andrew and I decided to go out to eat.  It’s been a while since we went out just the 2 of us for dinner so we went to our favorite local restaurant, Harborside Bar and Grill.  It was a beautiful day so we got to enjoy being outside on the patio.  To start I had a house salad with balsamic dressing on the side.

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I used about a 1/4 of the dressing with my fork dips before almost every bite.  It’s amazing but before I would have easily used 1/2 of it or more, dipping the fork in is just as flavorful and definitely a calorie saver.

Then our waitress brought out some fabulous rolls.  I of course had one.

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Warm and doughy, it was perfect.

For dinner I had the Rigatoni Pomadora, a fresh tomato basil sauce, with rigatoni and fresh mozzarella balls throughout.

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This sauce is the freshest tasting sauce ever, I don’t think I could make it even 1/2 as good as they do.  I would love to be able to buy a jar of this sauce.  I have about 1/2 of this left for tomorrows lunch.

After dinner we stopped by to visit my sister and parents since she’s been bugging me for the past 3 days to come over.  It was a nice night hanging out on their patio enjoying the weather.  After it rained for almost all of May and June, it’s definitely made me appreciate the past 2 weeks, we’ve had the most beautiful sunny, warm days lately, and I’m definitely grateful for them!

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anne K.  |  July 8, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    The pasta looks delicious! I love fresh mozzarella, and that basil sauce sounds fabulous.

    Have a lovely night!

  • 2. broccolihut  |  July 8, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Mmm love those kind of rolls–so pillowy and perfect!

  • 3. insideiamdancing  |  July 9, 2009 at 12:46 am

    I’ve been so confused with the days this week! Tomorrow’s Friday, thankfully- got anything fun planned for the weekend?

    Your dinner looks delicious- LOVE fresh mozzarella! How do you make your rice pilaf that you had for lunch?

  • 4. Gina  |  July 9, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Yum, looks great!

    I love mixing veggies with rice and rice pilaf, great combo!

  • 5. brandi  |  July 9, 2009 at 7:50 am

    any day in jeans at work is a good day 🙂 that pasta looks so good!

  • 6. ksgoodeats  |  July 9, 2009 at 8:54 am

    That roll looks so doughy and perfect! YUM!

    The serving size on Dr. Krackers is insane – they’re too crunchy to stop at just 8!!

  • 7. Rose  |  July 9, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I LOVE those crackers.

    How have things been going for you lately? Seems pretty well! Feel free to email if you want to chat 🙂

  • 8. Kailey  |  July 9, 2009 at 9:45 am

    mm I love when fresh mozzarella is added to pasta! look like a great meal out 🙂

  • 9. Haleigh  |  July 9, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Yum, pasta! It looks delicious! I made a similar pasta dish the other night.

  • 10. Biz  |  July 9, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Mmmm…love the rolls! And your pasta dish looks amazing!

  • 11. bHealthier  |  July 13, 2009 at 7:30 am

    hmmm that looks so delicious! I would have taken all the extra rolls home with me!

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