1) I rode in a car for the first time in almost 2 months last night. WOW. My stomach was NOT used to it! I was shocked how carsick I got so quickly. Plus, the driver was a rather scary driver...I'm not in the Big D. anymore! The upshot was that I got to eat really, really, really good food with my roommate's parents. The downside? I'll never be able to afford that restaurant ($40/person) so I won't be going back. But because I love talking about food, here's what I had for dinner last night:
~A salad with various greens, spinach, candied cranberries, thinly sliced apples, sugar-roasted/spiced pecans and little purple onions topped with the most amazing cider vinagrette
~The most delicious sourdough bread I've ever had--thick and crusty on the outside, DOUGHY on the inside. Slathered in fresh butter? Pure heaven.
~An exquisitely-arranged vegetarian antipasti plate (yes, I ordered two appetizers instead of an appetizer and an entree). Roasted eggplant puree, muhammara (which is a little sauce-type dip made from crushed walnuts and red peppers, it's very sweet and VERY good), cucumbers in a yogurt-dil sauce, okra, pickled beets, tiny mushrooms, radishes, and carrots in this amazing I-don't-know-what-it-was-but-it-was-GOOD sauce.
Ohhhh, my mouth is watering.
It topped my beloved bagel by FAR.
And then came dessert.
~A small slice of dark chocolate cake drizzled with dark chocolate sauce and covered in powdered sugar and cinnamon creme.
Do y'all hate me now? Cause I would hate me now. But I can't not tell y'all about it. It was. SO. GOOD.
2) Squealing, happy, jump-up-and-down good news for the Weintribe--welcome Baby Girl!!!!!!!! I turned my phone up extra loud last night for any and all Twitter updates and was SO EXCITED when she finally arrived!!! I think I'll go back to the restaurant and order another piece of the chocolate cake to celebrate! (HA. As if I could afford it. But still!)