We had a great time at the movie with Karen. Valkyrie was actually really good (and I don’t like action/war movies). Well, it was really good until the end – and if you know how WWII ended then you know what happens. It was such a downer! But in the first 80% of the 2 hours, a really good movie.
We took some snacks to the movie – some trail mix and a Z-bar for me if I needed them and a bag of spicy popcorn that we got last Christmas for the husband. I had about 1.5 cups of the popcorn and about 2 tbsp of the trail mix –
We came home and pittered around on our computers this afternoon. If you see some changes on the blog – wacky themes or layouts – don’t panic!! I am playing around a bit with themes, but I promise I won’t do anything extreme or too busy and if I do end up sticking with a theme, I’ll make it as familiar as possible with fonts, colors, etc. as soon as I can. My hope is to eventually find a new layout that would allow me to built a more user friendly recipe section and use more of my photos on the homepage – rather than hiding them in the Tribute To Oats page! It might end up a little busier, but I hope also more beautiful and user friendly. Feedback (nicely stated!) is always welcome.
I was hungry for lunch around 4:30 so I had a small hummus + red pepper sandwich –
Along with a bowl of green yogurt + pumpkin butter + crumbled egg nog scuffin
Michelle + Ben arrived around 7:15 and we all headed up town to Pewter Rose for a feast. Thank you so much guys for treating us with the gift certificate! We decided the best way to approach dinner was to get a bunch of small plates to share. They were all fantastic!!
I started with a glass of Petit Syrah –
We started with appetizers: calamari (with amazing lemon tarter sauce and olive pesto) and the hummus plate, which I forgot to take a photo of but it looks like the one I had this day: Look Ma, No Fuel!
My appetizer plate:
Then we had our “main courses”: Mussels in garlic white wine herb broth, eggplant cigars (fried), and shrimp quesadillas.
My plate (shared bread and eggplant with husband) – plus 1 quesadilla triangle. I also shared a few big gulps of this Red Oak with him, one of my favorite beers!
Then came our cheese course – honey + nut baked brie with homemade crackers!! The husband and I shared about a third of this – I had 2-3 big bites of brie on cracker.
And before we could pass it up, there were two desserts to finish off our meal – Quatro Leches Cake and a Chococlate Truffle.
Our shares – plus a bite more of the leches, which was exceptional! The icing was marshmallow!!
After all of that, I am as the Okinawans say: Hara hachi bu – “80% full.” Today was a perfect example of intuitive eating for me. I felt like I ate everything I wanted in portions that satisfied without overdoing it. (Well, the brie was a bit much 😉 )
What a fun day filled with friends!!
Tomorrow we have zero plans. Well actually I have some plans, but nothing obligatory:
- Sleeping in
- Morning yoga
- Oatmeal + coffee
- Fun times
- CardioFunk in the evening
See y’all then!
Your dinner looks amazing, especially the desserts!
Enjoy your day of relaxing tomorrow. 🙂
haha, I always bring my own snacks to the movies too!
Mmmm…marshmallow icing! Yum!
Fabulous lunch, Kath!
andrea andrea's eats says
Hey. Glad you enjoyed your sat and had fun at the movies. Your dinner looks good. My fiance and I went out to dinner with friends too tonight.
Baked brie is delicious – and super-easy to make. Just put a round on a big sheet of puff pastry, top with some fruit preserves, dried fruit, nuts, etc, and bake until golden. If I hadn’t been there, my boyfriend probably would have picked this up and eaten it like a big cheesy burger.
Oh She Glows says
Have fun with yoga tomorrow morning!
Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says
Tres leches cake is one of my favorites, but I’ve never had quatro leches – I bet it was so moist and good! Honey + nut baked brie – yum. What a great day of eats. Enjoy your day of zero plans tomorrow!
Sarah (lovINmytummy) says
I love that you put “fun times” on your todo list!
Have you read the book, “Intuitive Eating?” I do think your day was a great example!
I’m glad you said you liked the movie…I’ve been reluctant to see it but my boyfriend wants to. I hate movie with downer endings, though!
Ooooh, Quatro Leches Cake & a Chocolate Truffle?? Yes, please!!
Wow – what a great Saturday night!!
Enjoy your Sunday 🙂
I like that you have “fun times” on your list for Sunday 🙂 Have a good one!
What a wonderful day! Marshmallow icing sounds so yummy!
that lunch and dinner looks amazing!! glad to hear you liked the movie, i’ve been wondering if i should go and see that!
These last two posts have been good ones! I’ve become a stranger on your comments, but I’m still reading daily. I was just reminded of how much I do enjoy reading. Plus, I’ve ben dying to try those spooky kids Cliff Bars. Are they still selling them in stores? Have a happy new year!
Yummy. I love mussels.
I own it and have read parts of it, but I do think I need to re-read it soon.
Hi Sami !,
I don’t know about the Z-bars these days, but I saw the Spooky ones at Trader Joe’s in the fall.
Gorgeous food… I want baked brie NOW!
That baked brie sounds so good, I have done the preserves thing as well as a roasted garlic one, but honey & nuts, I think I will have to try that!