Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Weekend Update

We had a calmer weekend than has been the norm for us over the past couple of months, but we still managed to squeeze in some fun along with some quality couch potato time. Here are the highlights (items such as doing laundry, housework, etc are intentionally omitted).

Friday night, we had a fun evening out with our friends Kevin and Andrea, fellow Texas grads, for dinner and margaritas at Sunset Cantina. The food is solid bar food, but the real highlight (other than the good company, of course) is their extensive tequila list. We opted for the house margarita with the Don Julio Anejo tequila. Delicious.
Saturday, I roasted a chicken for dinner, and afterward we had a date night at the movies to see the newest Bond movie, Skyfall, complete with a bag of buttery, salty, heavenly popcorn (shaken, not stirred of course).  The movie was, in a word, awesome. Go see it. You won't regret it.
You also won't regret making this Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken, smeared with a combination of rosemary, lemon zest, and butter. It was easy to execute, wonderfully flavorful, and guaranteed to impress -- perfect for a romantic dinner or for a small dinner party with friends. Just be sure to wash all of the butter from your hands before your guests arrive.
Sunday morning, we flew to New Bedford for brunch at the Airport Grille (attached to their little airport).  This isn't your usual greasy spoon airport diner. They serve things like frittatas and french toast, complete with mimosas and a live jazz trio. That evening, I made this cheesy  Pasta Bake with prosciutto, tomato sauce, and mozzarella, and we  watched one of my favorite movies of all time, Singin' in the Rain. I could watch Gene Kelly dance for hours. His seemingly effortless and completely masculine style of dance is so eloquently summed up by the man himself, "If a man looks like a sissy when he's dancing, he's just not a very good dancer." Needless to say, Gene does not look like a sissy when he's dancing.

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