The first night we dined at Napa Rose. I had the Smiling Tiger Salad with tempura lobster and spicy beef, and the Truffled Mac n Cheese. We also filled our bellies with cheese-crisped triangles of lavash. So, so good!
|Smiling Tiger Salad|
The next night we went back to Downtown Disney to get souvenirs and ended up dining at Catal. I had a wedge salad and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. Yum! The waiter brought dessert out with candles for my birthday. (Yes, I was away from family on my birthday!)
It was pretty cool because as we were getting ready to leave, the fireworks show started! Bonus!
|Love the tomato cage trellises. Need them in my backyard for the hops!|
|I hope to recreate these lighted trellises in my yard this summer!|
I was told that I put the salmon on wrong. It was supposed to stay in the foil. It tasted good anyway.
The rowdy group I was with had the waiters bring me some birthday dessert (ice cream and pineapple).
It's a good thing I've started working out again.
The next morning I was up early on plane back home. My whole family (including Gracie) picked me up at the airport.
After we got home, we ate and then I was off with Aubri to Family Fun Night at her school. On FFN the school is turned into a funhouse and all of the tired parents are led through the halls as the kids act like they are in VEGAS! I was especially tired, but I owed it to the kidlet(s) who behaved, so I gave Aubri 1 hour to go bananas.
Then I was home - my blessed home - where I could sleep for a few hours before the next thing, which was Aubri's last basketball game of the season and awards ceremony.
Next, I met friends for a reading of the Science of Parenthood by the author, Norine Dworkin-McDaniel. That was fun!
I got another birthday cake too!
|I love the chocolate cakes from La Baguette. Yum, yum, yum!|
I made a Banh Mi Platter for movie night (The Good Dinosaur) and a creamy corn dip to go with. I know that is totally random, but I have a friend who suggests delicious cheesy recipes to me on a random basis and I am helpless. I must try them at once. It was a big hit, of course. So was the Banh Mi platter.
We ended the weekend with a visit from cousin Lainey, who was in town from Florida. The kids like her just a little, can you tell?
So that was February!!