I had a date tonight with Penny for Valentine’s!!! And Kelsey and Matt!
She’s so pretty 😉
Kelsey and I made plans last night to meet up for a movie screening of "Up In The Air’ at her house. We canceled this morning due to our 4" and then reinstated the date when the roads cleared up later in the day. So glad because it was an awesome night!
Matt and I got in a nice gym workout this afternoon. It was supposed to be a yoga day, but Super Flow wasn’t happening at 6:30 this morning so we turned it into an elliptical day. I did 45 minutes of ET plus upper body weights with Matt.
Then we showered (FINALLY!) and headed to Penny’s!
Chips and homemade [onionless] quac were waiting!!!
In Kelsey‘s beautiful homemade bowls!
I implemented the "small chip" strategy again
Happy Valentine’s from Eric!
This 2007 Graffigna Centenario Malbec was sent to me to try out. I’m loving this new role as wine reviewer!!!
I ended up with 3 of this size glasses:
This 100% Malbec was pretty good Here’s what we determined about it while tasting: Brightly fruity up front with ripe cherries and plums but fades to very dry and tannic astringency. Very full and rich body that leaves the mouth on the spicy side.
Wasn’t my very favorite, but I did enjoy it. And I love 100% Malbecs 😉
Poor Penny was abstaining tonight:
Kanz and Eric enjoyed a few brews! Then Eric went to a show and Kelsey, Matt and I played over a movie
I also partook in a brief IPA tasting by Matt. 3 same beers. 3 different yeasts!
On the menu tonight was Kelsey Meatballs + Spaghetti Squash!!
Go to Bites + Bowls if you’d like the details!!
We piled about 5 meatballs (these were ethically raised lean meat balls) with sauce, spinach and parmesan!
So glad to finally eat a delicious spaghetti squash! I feel like the two that I made this year were not good so I’ve been avoiding it, but Kelsey‘s was awesome!
Kelsey prepared waters in beautiful clay glasses
And Valentine’s napkins!
We watched the movie Up In The Air (don’t ask how we had it on DVD – it’s complicated from a friend of a friend). I had REALLY high expectations for the movie and we all three HATED it!!!! The plot was boring. The acting was bad. I’m not sure why this movie came with such great recommendations and expectations!? I thought it was pretty horrible. Unfortunately.
After dinner, we dove into dessert
Trader’s Joe’s frozen ganache cake with meyer lemon and a homemade berry sauce!!
What a gorgeous presentation :)
Kelsey made the berry sauce herself and we had to have some seconds of the cake fillers:
Not gonna lie – leftover pizza from Eric’s gathering was consumed when we came down from the movie a few hours later I had half a slice
Thanks Kelsey and Penny for a fun evening!!! So fun to catch up and play : )
Going to bed. Way past my bedtime and I’m ready to crash into clean sheets!!!