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let the festivities begin…

Excuses mean squat… Therefore rather than apologies for being absent here I’ve decided to start off with a bang…Cinco de mayo lit a fire under my… or perhaps those were the jalapeƱos in the quesadillas we consumed???

Anyway you slice it, dinner was simple, classic fare that satisfied the hungriest bellies… and to wash it all down… mango margaritas!

So if you’ll excuse me I have some more drinks that require some tending to and a quesadilla that needs some loving…

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not such rave reviews…

Last night was filled with great company. It started with a trip to a fairly new restaurant in the area! Once there we were seated and the night began… Menus arrived, drinks were poured and the catching up ensued!
The many possibilities made it even more difficult to make a decision, but that’s what had to be done. Everyone placed their orders… appetizers and then entrees.
The appetizers seemed to be on the decent side; tasty and nicely portioned… dinner then arrived and that is unfortunately were things quickly went downhill. Three of us ordered filet mignon wrapped in prosciutto and topped with a creamy gorgonzola, however two came out incorrect. The waiter appeared to quickly address the discrepancy. The plates were removed and apologies given… roughly ten minutes later out came the ‘corrected’ dishes. Upon this glance, the prosciutto was missing and the side of veggies and mashed potatoes were pathetic! Again this had to be brought to the waiters attention and rectified… at this point appetites were being lost! Finally the dishes came out, but presentation of the dishes were completely lacking. The prosciutto was not crispy and everything on the dish appeared to be an afterthought… the waiter, although polite, seemed to be losing his patience and his sense of irritation began to appear. This was not the appropriate response on his part, but he definitely got the hint!
All in all, the experience was a sore one, however the company is always what makes a meal in my opinion and that made the night special.
I am looking forward to cooking an exciting dish tomorrow night so stay tuned!

***due to the unappealing food presentation, the pictures I took are not making way in this post***

at a low simmer…
-R

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dining for a cause…

Tonight we’re off to a benefit in honor of our furry little friends… it’s destined to be a fun-filled night thanks to a slew of comedians, endless flowing drinks, as well as what is anticipated to be an array of scrumptious edibles!
Since Halloween unfortunately was cancelled this year due to the weather occurrence in our area, we also decided to donate all of the treats we had originally bought for the little trick or treaters, instead to this event…
Hopefully this evening will get some much needed help out to these poor little animals and who knows perhaps a home!!

at a low simmer…
-R

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gettin’ our roll on!

Tonight is boys night out with the b-in-law… Drinks [lots and lots] and Japanese, while our better- halves make magazine magic! It’s the perfect way to spend an evening. Looking forward to some incredible sushi, as well as other great grub and much needed ‘boy talk’ [hey if girls can do it so can we]!

at a low simmer…
-R

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Wedding day bliss…

So the day had finally arrived… two of our closest friends [been so long they are more like family] were getting married! This was destined to be an incredible extravaganza from the beginning, and preparation has been ongoing up until the day before with not a single detail missed.
The cocktail hour was delightful with plenty of items to choose from and nosh down on, while the drinks were never missing from our grasp…Then again there was no surprise there, as our other close friends are the proprietors of the fab establishment that hosted the bride and grooms blissful day!
Next was dinner, and the choices were immeasurable but there was NO way these offerings were escaping me!!
The wedding cake was gorgeous and to watch the bride and groom share that special moment, in addition to their earlier vows and first dance was just breathtaking.
This was such a special day and we wish them both a lifetime of love and happiness!!

at a low simmer…
-R

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everyone needs some r&r…

Everyone needs a bit of respite from the daily grind. The anticipation of not having to be on a schedule comes once in a blue moon, but is always welcomed!
So this past week has been just that… lounging around, dining out and not worrying about anything! That feeling of sleeping late, skipping workouts and usual daily chores sadly will come to a close after tomorrow.
To make certain this glorious vacation closes on a high note, there will be many [cannot emphasize ‘many’ enough] drinks and delicious meals to be had, to mimic exactly how it began!
Till the next upcoming vacation…

at a low simmer…
-R

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an unforgettable day!

Today was a fun-filled holiday! Celebrated with great friends at a BBQ chock-full of wonderful food and drink. Burgers, hot dogs, chips and dip, along with salad on a skewer [awesome concept right!] Everything was delightfully delectable.
As dessert came upon us, there was a blackout cake, along with patriotic inspired cookies! To wash everything down, apple pie flavored shots and mudslides… YUM!
What an exciting, not to mention delicious day we experienced!

at a low simmer…
-R

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Third times a charm…

Tonight is going to be a fun-filled evening with great friends! Looking forward to delightful Italian delicacies that are full of flavor and excitement. I anticipate starting off with some wonderful appetizers and then of course dinner… this new little place never disappoints and the company is always what makes the meal so this should be stellar ! So for now we can enjoy a great drink while waiting for our table.

at a low simmer…
-R

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