The feet are ready for dancin’!
If you can’t tell in the sunshine, they’re metallic purple! Pedi was awesome!
Somebody was supposed to be reading at Barnes + Noble, but I found him at EarthFare with a beer instead!
Guilty as charged
At least it was organic – with a bison on the front!
Then we did our weekly grocery shopping. I’m proud to say I L.O.V.E. everything I put in my cart. Going grocery shopping with that mentality makes it so much more exciting. Organic, real foods and a few fun ones too!
We’re supposed to be moving in just a few months (if this house would sell!) and I decided we had to use up some of our wine rack tonight. Like opening a tin of sardines, we have a stigma against opening a bottle of wine. It must be a huuuuge commitment. I decided we’d open one regardless of how special it was and enjoy it. Just like the wedding china, ya know!?
We settled on a cab Kanz bought for me upon my return from Africa last year – but instead of being from Kenya it was from South Africa.
Screw tops are the BEST!!
Just get a load of that NOSE!
The wine – after breathing for a while – was awesome!
It was chewy!
Sadly I had to do some computer “paperwork” for my internship during cocktail hour. I could have saved it for the AM, but it has to be done this weekend, and I wanted to get it out of the way. Let’s just say the vino helped make the task more tolerable!
Dinner tonight was served on a Table In A Bag! We’ve had one of these for ages and got a lot of comments on it in the summers when we use it for picnics – both on the blog and real life. Here are some posts where we used it at the Summer Pops we go to every June (and can you believe how young we looked in 2008!?!?)
Anyways, Table In A Bag is now in my shop.
The model comes with two nice tablecloths
…that strap onto the table so there are no wrinkles!
And the legs screw off and the WHOLE thing rolls up into this bag!
It really is the best picnic companion ever. And why have we not thought to dine on it on our patio before!?
All dressed up
Dinner tonight featured lamb from the sample I received from the American Lamb Council. [Real all the details about the lamb I received in this post.]
First, we SPIRALED some sweet potatoes!!! Two sheets baked at 350* for about 25-30 minutes. Just tossed in cooking spray and cinnamon (well, we made two sheets – mine had cinnamon, his had cayenne pepper). We eat got one potatoes’ worth.
Ribbons coming out!
Dinner is serrrrrrved…
I had a splash more wine with the meal –
OMG I LOVE PEAS!!!
I never remember to get them because they mostly come frozen. And I have a thing against frozen veggies because they always get freezer burned on me. But a few weeks ago I decided I wanted some peas and got a bag. Totally forgot how unbelievably delicious they are! Garnished with tons of herbs. Matt loves herb garnishes!
The spirals turned out perfect!! A big pile of ribbons just like the state fair.
Lastly, the lamb was great. Nice and rosemary grilled by Matt. I ate the good bites off and gave the bone to Matt to chew.
Que romantico! Not sure if it was the fancy dinner, the wine or the fun day together, but we had Taylor Hicks playing in the background (Taylor and Zac Brown Band have the BEST evening music!!) and when Country Roads came on I was up on my feet dancing and we must have spent a good 20 minutes dancing to fun songs!
Tonight was so fun! I think Saturday nights in can be just as fun as nights out if you just jazz it up a bit to make up for the fact that you’re eating in your own kitchen.
Going to bed soon – need more water!!
Tomorrow – I think pancakes are in store!?