An Al Fresco Dinner
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!