Saturday, July 17, 2010

Random Writings

Mom has been in Seattle this week where all her sisters are visiting my Aunt Hellen. Jerry has been off all week and to make it feel like vacation we have been going out to dinner everynight blowing through our stash of gift cards. It's been fun actually.

This is a photo of a little snack basket I keep at work. I buy candy at Costco or The Dollar Tree and mark them up and send the profits to Ratbone. I reinvest the priniciple in more candy, popcorn, ramen noodles, nuts, gum, etc. I make a few dollars a week profit - we're not gonna fund the entire Ratbone mission on this idea but every little bit helps.

Jerry and I went to the movies this afternoon before going to dinner with Marge at Smokey Bones. We saw the movie Inception. Wow. That's all I am going to say about it because I don't want to be the spoiler. And, by the way, don't order the turkey burger at Smokey Bones. It is too salty. The waiter said he had received several complaints. I couldn't eat it but he didn't offer another dish :(

This is one of the restaurants we went to this week. It is called Cafe Ponte and it serves haute cuisine. This photo doesn't reflect the modern elegence of the decor.

Another lousy photo (I to0k them :) but dinner started with this amaizing creamy mushroom soup served in a demitasse cup and saucer. It was like nothing I ever tasted before, delicious.

Jerry's dinner was steak au poivre - chairman reserve aged steak, black peppercorn crusted, roasted garlic mash (he substituted rosotto), sauteed wild mushrooms.

I had "Diver Scallops" - short rib sauce, cremy corn polenta, sauteed morel mushrooms and asparagus in a carmalized shallot sauce.


vivian said...

We were thinking of going to see Inception this weekend! Your scallops look good-I'm hungry!!

Julie said...

oh my...those diver scallops look heavenly!!!

linda said...

If I'm not mistaken, Paul's best friends daughter's boyfriend...did you follow the chef at Cafe Ponte! Linda

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