We had a super fun, cool and casual night with our friends Caitlin + Jason.
I’d never been, so we were excited. Even more excited to read about how healthy the chain is.
Since had giftcard dollars to burn, we ordered a glass of wine for each couple to share
Unfortunately it tasted like this:
The manager was very understand and we switched to a different kind that hopefully hadn’t been open so long. Much, much better!
Matt and I both went Asian for dinner.
I got the Japanese Pan Noodles: "Satisfying and hearty, caramelized Japanese udon noodles in a sweet and spicy soy sauce with broccoli, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, Asian sprouts, black sesame, cilantro and udon noodles" (I swapped out the udon for whole grain!)
Unfortunately, I didn’t really care for the sauce. It tasted kinda like something that would come on a TV dinner. The veggies were great though, and I did enjoy the dish overall. I ate all the shrimp and about 50% of the noodles.
Matt‘s dish, however, was awesome. He got the Indonesian Peanut Saute with Tofu: "A bold and exotic spicy peanut sauce folded into sautéed rice noodles with broccoli, carrots, cabbage, Asian sprouts, cilantro, crushed peanuts, sesame seeds, lime and rice noodles." LOVED the bites I stole from this plate!
Caitlin gave me a bite of her Penne Rose, which was great!
Next stop was a local shopping center for beers + outdoor music.
I squealed when I saw Leinenkugals – one of my very favorites!
We settled down by the fountain while the sun set –
And then cravings called. Midway through the day today I realized I am having total PMS symptoms. Everything was getting on my nerves and the insatiable hunger of the past two days explains itself. So I dove into the chocolate. I wasn’t exactly craving it, but I knew it would fill a void in there.
Nonfat soft serve with Heath bar, my very favorite topping. This was the darkest soft serve I’ve ever seen! It tasted very cocoa-y. She gave me more Heath as a second layer underneath and I loved every bite of this. (But my gosh, why isn’t JP Licks a national chain by now!??!)
The others had a second round of drinks and then sleepiness hit me hard so we said goodnight.
Came home to that damn roach that has been squatting in our garage. He’s there every night we come home after dark. I had to go in the front door because I was wearing flip flops and he was acting erratic. Matt refused to protect me.
I love being tired when my bed is ready. Goodnight!!!!! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.