Thursday, January 14, 2010

Double Date

The day flew by…somewhat like this post is about to!

For lunch I was going to make a salad, but we are getting quite a collection of leftovers in the fridge so I decided I’d better use a few things up.  Most important (ie: nearing it’s last legs) was the homemade corn chowder


Topped with 1/2 oz grated light cheddar


Served with crackers and lemon-dill hummus…and a few grape tomatoes just so I felt like fresh veggies were involved.  :)


Picking FH up from work this afternoon seemed to take forever and when we got back I still had work to do and had to get ready to go out tonight.  Poor planning on my part I guess.  Anyway,  I needed a snack to tide me through til dinner. 

Plain yogurt with some of yesterday’s granola bar crumbled in.


Holy moly, this was sooooo good!!  Chocolate, pecans and dried cranberries in that bar.  Yum!


Running late, as per usual, we headed off to meet Lynn and her hubby for dinner before the symphony.  We chose Il Mercato.

So many yummy things on the menu, it was difficult to choose…but I eventually settled on the Lasagna with Chicken and Sweet Potato.  OMG…soooooo good!  I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was delicious and a generous but not ridiculous portion. 


Rose sauce is my favorite!  The best of both sauce worlds.  :)


I brought home mucho leftovers. Yay!

Lynn and I also shared the Risotto Croquettes.  Drool.  I generally love anything with risotto, but can’t resist when it is rolled into a ball, stuffed with cheese, and fried up to tasty goodness.  Super yum.


Lynn only wanted one, so I gladly ate two!  ha!

After dinner, we quickly made our way over to Symphony Nova Scotia.  I won tickets on Twitter again!  :)  I’m glad that FH is home this time since he’s the real classical lover. 

Tonight’s concert brought a guest conductor and violinist all the way from the Buffalo Philharmonic.  Death and the Maiden, conducted by JoAnn Falletta.

I don’t know the first thing about symphony music, but I know I liked this.  :)  The first piece was quite happy, which I love. 

All in all a fun night! Thanks to @SymphonyNS!

Oh, and look at this way fun box that arrived at my door from FedEx today…


What’s in the box?!

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Jenny said...

Wow, looks like a great night was had by all!

Now, what's in that box? Temperature protected and everything! I love receiving packages and would like to know how you get them, please. lol

Good night and take care,

Cici said...

your food today looks yummy!! i havent had yoghurt in so long!

Laura said...

Serious jealous of the stuff you awesome bloggers get sent..
Risotto is awesome...nuff said.

Nicole said...

Okay so now that you have your new camera...I love your food porn that much more *S*

Have fun opening your box!!! Can't wait to see what great pressies you got!

Amy said...

bahaha... i keep thinking of the move Seven.

"Whats in the boxxxxxxx"


Vanessa said...

Show us what's in the box, missy!

Natalie said...

I love rose sauce too. Such a nice flavour. And your corn chowder keeps making me drool every time I see it.

Anonymous said...

Temperature protected eh ... I think it's some greek yogurts.

Tamara said...

Ack! You're such a tease!

Sounds like a great night. and that dinner looks scrumpdillyishous. Yes, I just said that.

Jen said...

haha and now I am thinking of Seven too! THanks Amy!!

Sounds like the perfect night out!!!
How come no pictures of you and Lynn??? I want to see your lovely faces!!!!

(Okay, I need to know what's in the box....!!!!)