It doesn't happen often that Lisa and I are free and the kids are busy. Last Friday was the acception. We enjoyed a tasty meal at Italian Kitchen. I had a little business to take care of, too;0) John had an amazing special of Octopus in a light curry sauce. The octopus had that smokey grilled taste. The curry was yellow and oh so tasty. Both were set off nicely with bitter radiccio and sweet plum tomatoes.
Lisa and Andy enjoyed the hot hocolate at Joplin's Java during the jam. This time it had carmel and lotsa whipped cream;0)
about waffles with strawberries from Aleks' jazz brunch yesterday. Now I have to go work out:/
Mmm... It's cold out and I was at Joplin's Java for the jam last night. The special on the board was Mexican Hot Chocolate. Brendan made me a treat that was chocolatey and rich with a touch of cayenne and cinnamon, then topped of with plenty of whipped cream:P
Pappardelle Bolognese: ribbon noodles tossed w/tomato meat sauce and beef tenderloin morsels was one of many specials to be found at Italian Kitchen:0)
Went to El Ranchito Michiacano in Waukegan last night with Lisa and Andy. They closed down about 4 years ago, much to my distress. They've returned after several other joints didn't make it in the same building. The food was better than ever and the original owners are back! Yea!!!
I was actually home tonight and made burgers, tomato salad plus grilled some hot peppers for Andy. Tomorrow, I think I'll make some chili for the games on Sunday;0)
Steven finished finals today. As a senior in HS, this was his last set. He wanted to go to Saluto's in Gurnee to celebrate and because he was "extremely hungry." We had his favorite there, BLT pizza. Crispy bacon atop an excellent butter crust, with melty cheese, then topped with mayo, cold lettuce and tomato. Quite good, but not very healthy;0)
Enjoyed Scallops Matriciana at Italian Kitchen last night after my gig. The scallops grilled and tender. A sauce made from chopped tomatoes, smoked bacon, fresh rosemary, olive oil, parmisan cheese and a touch of red pepper was served over sauted spinach. Mmm...
Tried a new Mexican restaurant last week. Well new for me. They were celebrating six years in business. Shared an amazing mixed seafood grill and steak quesadillas with Lisa and Steven. Way too much to eat. Finished the leftovers last night:P