Thursday, March 26, 2009

unexpected treat

Today was a pretty uneventful day.  I didn’t have class, or any other pressing obligations, so it was the usual work schedule for me.  I was planning on going home and making some din din when Chris called me and told me that his dad and step mom wanted to take us out to dinner!  Going out is such a treat for us, especially since we almost always eat in and make our own creations.  They had planned on taking a flight today out to Colorado to visit their cabin being built, but because of the bad weather there, they spent a good part of the day in the airport trying to catch flights.  So they finally decided to wait till tomorrow (fingers crossed), and decided to have a nice dinner. 

100_2557We went to a place called Casa di Amore (House of Love if I had to guess?).  It’s an American Italian eatery that has a neat ambiance . . . low lights, candles, and even a crooner named George Bugati that sings all kinds of lounge/jazz type songs.  It’s a really great place to hang out, relax and enjoy some yummy food and music.  It’s a bit on the pricey side for us, so it’s more of a special occasion type place.

I decided on the Chicken Caprese, complete with grilled chicken (I’m sure it had a light breading on it), buffalo mozzarella, thick tomatoes and a sprinkling of fragrant basil.  It also came with a side of broccoli, roasted red peppers and pasta.  Entirely too much of course!  But, I took home about half to have for lunch tomorrow, leftovers yay!  I also had a glass of chianti (pictured above).  It was such a nice wine, and I believe pretty reasonable too.  It was fruity, and although the body wasn’t too full, it had a very nice finish.  I think this may be my go-to wine for awhile :)  

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Gotta love that candlelight setting . . .

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Afterwards, we tried a place called Yofrutto near UNLV, where they pile any kind of toppings you like on top of plain frozen yogurt.  I love the slight twang this stuff has!  This wasn’t as good as Red Mango, and the kiwi weren’t quite ripe, but it was very refreshing and light.  A perfect ending to an unexpected treat!  Sooo glad it’s Friday tomorrow! 

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Do you like things to be unexpected or are you a more planning oriented person with your day mapped out by the minute? 

10 comments:

FoodsThatFit said...

I definitely do better when I have a plan for the day, but I also try to be flexible as well and not stress if my plans change :)

Emily said...

I'm definitely a more organized person who likes to know exactly what each day will hold. I get really frustrated when people don't plan ahead or try to pull last-minute meetings on me. I'm working on being more flexible...so hard, though!

Glad you had a good dinner out!

bhealthier said...

that looks like an interesting day to me!

I can't tell you how much I love that you post about wine as well!

I really enjoy having a plan in general because it helps me accomplish so many things, but I am a very spontaneous person by nature I think.

So all of a sudden, I plan to go to the zoo or I randomly decide to drive to the beach for the weekend ( but I will plan activities while there or what have you).

kristen :) said...

Sounds like you all have a nice balance between planning and being spontaneous! I am definitely a planner by nature. I've always had a planner and have sticky notes all over the place haha. I tend to get caught off guard if my plans don't go quite as well, but I am trying to be more flexible and go with the flow . . . put down the post-it!!

Mo said...

I'm definately a planner, but I do love the occasional spontaneous switch in plans, that turns out to be fantastic!

thechiclife said...

I used to be extremely planning-oriented, but I seem to be more and more of a go-with-the-flow kinda person. I, for me, think the tricky party is knowing when to plan and when to just let go. I'm still learning to balance it all out. :)

thecleanveggie said...

YUM! everything sounds amazing :)

Shannon - www.thedailybalance.com said...

That ice cream looks delish!!!

I like to plan things so that I have things to look forward to, but I'm a very go-with-the-flow kinda gal ;)

Melissa said...

I like to know what I'm doing and when. I'm not very good at just "winging it" and I hate spur of the moment things that pop up!!

The yogurt looks yummy. I've never really thought much before of mixing frozen yogurt and kiwi but now I've seen it twice this week.

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