Wednesday already?! And May?! Another month has come and gone. Crazyness. I have a feeling that summer will be here before we know it! Not that I’m complaining. 😉
Alright, let’s get to this week’s best eats!
An oldie but goodie! Trader Joe’s wheat waffles topped with their very cherry mix!
Funny story- I just bought these again this weekend and was depressed when I got home and remembered our toaster had recently been demolished in a freak reaching-for-something-on-top-of-the-fridge-and-pulling-down-everything incident…..oops! So I ended up cooking them in a skillet, which was a bit bizarre.
This weekend I did a lot of catching up in blog land and realized that everyone else’s food looked better than mine. Don’t you hate when that happens? So I really put some effort into my meal development.
Also for lunch, homemade zucchini sticks! I messed up the first batch and had to creatively figure out a solution, so a recipe will be coming soon.
After a long hiatus, Nolan and I reinstated date night this week! We had a Groupon for Bistro 20, a local restaurant, that expired on the 30th so our dinner reservations were a no brainer.
We also never had the opportunity to celebrate Nolan’s new job, so we decided to pull out all the stops for dinner!
I started with a glass of Pinot Grigio.
The 1 1/2 croquette I ate were amazing! The crab meat inside was very moist and flavorful. The breading was a nice complement and not overpowering to the delicate meat. It was basically an upscale crab cake.
We both spent a good 20 minutes looking over the menu. Then we both made very smart decisions!
Rack of Lamb-Vin brûlée and blueberry sauce, asparagus, warm cannellini salad.
Sirloin Steak 10 oz Grilled Angus Sirloin, topped with shaved pecorino romano cheese. Served with gorgonzola and carmelized onions stuffed baked potato and asparagus.
I’ve never ordered it before and I have no idea. And the waitress didn’t give me a knife! I borrowed Nolan’s at first, but by the second half of the rack …and my second glass of wine, I just ate it like a popsicle…..Classy? No…Succulent, tender, and luscious, yes!
I have only had lamb as an appetizer before, never a whole rack so I had no idea how it was prepared. It came pretty raw, which is generally how I order my meat so I was very excited. It’s a bit sweeter than steak, but a little less flavorful. It was still great, but much more delicate. The blueberry sauce was the perfect accent to this dish.
It was a pretty fancy feast! 🙂
Ooops, tangent, sorry.
Speaking of popsicle, I bought these fruit bars at Trader Joe’s this week.
If you haven’t tried them, go get them! They are triple layer fruit bars in raspberry, lemon, and strawberry. They are 120 calories and just the right amount of sweet to top off a day of great eats. It also takes a while to eat because it’s so cold, so it seems like a big treat. 🙂 Sorry, that’s just my logic!
Question of the Day:
What’s your favorite way to polish off a day of eats?