Date night began early at the cinema!
I am a huge fan of Harry Potter; Matt is even more of a fanatic. I’ve read all the books once (and the book 7 plot is a blur to me) but Matt has read the whole series at least 4 times, one of those being in Spanish!
He wore his glasses to the show so he’d look more like Harry (and to see better my dears)
I wore my jeans tucked into my boots and was pleased when Hermione did the same!
I thought the movie was great. I missed Hogwarts a little, but the scenery was stunning and made up for it. So far I like HP7 more than Half Blood Prince.
Going to the movies without a snack is….painful! I guess all those years getting gummi bears or Twizzlers or popcorn. So I always pack just a little something to munch on. I’m glad I packed these peaches, nuts, and fig because hunger hit me like a brick mid-movie and didn’t let up.
Luckily we made a deal with ourselves that if we kept dinner on the casual side, we could go to a restaurant!
Still in wizarding mode..
Ohhhhhh how much I wanted a bottle of wine
But part of the deal of going out was a low-cost meal, so we had these fancy water cocktails:
Since we were both famished, we started with a trio of hummus, baba ghannouge and dolmas. LOVED all three, but the baba g. was my fav – it had a smoked taste!!
Served with warm pita!
For dinner Matt got the Casablanca, lean beef kafta with seven spices served in pita bread with lettuce, tomato, onion, and Aromas sauce.
And I had a salad special: Tilapia Salad with veggies, olives and apricots in a lime dressing. I regretted my choice immediately upon ordering (how boring) but the tilapia really surprised me! It was herby seasoned perfectly and I was very happy. (Except I forgot to request dressing on the side and it was overdressed – doh!)
Still really hungry so we requested more pita!! I don’t know why my stomach continued to grumble after we’d downed the appetizer plate! We were death eaters
Felt good after that.
For dessert we stopped into Greenberry’s, a local coffee + tea house
I got a decaf mint tea with some steamed milk on top. Tea really does make such a great dessert option.
Had lots of fun on our date!!
There was just an E.T. parody on the TV behind me on the Simpsons – HILARIOUS!
Look out for Death Eaters tonight…!