We kicked off the weekend on Friday with dinner at a local pizza joint with Joe's dad, Aunt and sisters and their families.
On Saturday afternoon, we headed over to Nana B's house for Mackenzie's 3rd birthday party. Mackenzie is Jim's youngest and Joe's Godchild.
After the birthday party Joe and I headed home to get ready for a romantic and relaxing night out. Our wonderful and always fabulous friend, Theresa or as the kids call her "Aunt T", babysat the boys for us while we went to see a movie (in a theater!) and then enjoyed a delicious meal at Asparagus, a French Vietnamese restaurant in the region. The food and atmosphere was sexy and yet tranquil at the same time. And they have live Jazz on Saturday nights. It was nice to sit back and slow down for a few hours (sans kids).
Joe totally spoiled me with the fabulous evening out, but also with flowers, chocolates.. and the cherry on top...he hung up the chalkboard that I have been wanting in our kitchen (yeah, he knows the way to my heart!)
Instead of posting a menu plan for the week, I wrote up all the raw ingredients we had in the fridge so that I could see what I had to work with for the week. We'll also plan to use the board as a communication center, using it to write short notes to each other in the mornings etc.
Dinner Menu for the week:
Chicken Pad Thai
Veggie burgers/Turkey burgers
For our lunches:
Leftover omelet with mixed greens salad
Spinach, strawberry salad
For dinner tonight, I wanted to use up the potatoes, asparagus and eggs before they passed their prime. So I made a favorite egg dish, Tortilla Espanola, a staple at any good Tapas restaurant. As a side dish, I sauteed the asparagus with some mushrooms and then finished them with a drizzle of white truffle oil...so delicious! The only thing lacking was a good garlicky aioli. A dollop of sour cream on the potato omelette was a decent substitute.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend too!