Saturday, February 18, 2006

What's Cookin'

It was a dark and gloomy night, last night. The rain was drizzling all day and a cold front moved in. Fortunately, hubby was off yesterday and I had a fun night planned.

My guys and I went to our favorite Indian restaurant, located not far from our home. I can't remember a better meal in quite some time. I had a shrimp dish, hubby and son had fish dishes. And the dessert was to die for. Son had a creme brulee with fruit, hubby had tapioca and mine was a pastry surrounding blood orange ice cream. Yee Gads, it was so all so delicious. Spicy but just right.

While we were eating, unbeknownst to me, parents of a former classmate of son's were seated behind us. My back was to their table so I was pleasantly surprised to turn when I felt a hand on my shoulder. The mom came over to visit while she was waiting on her entree. We hadn't seen her in a couple of years so it was good to catch up. I'm just happy I connected her name to her face in a decent amount of time!

Did I mention our appetizers? We ordered two for the table - one pickled shrimp salad, the other crab cakes with fruit chutney. Also very good.

Then we went to The Country Playhouse to see "Love Letter" performed. The female was son's theatre teacher. It was really good. So, it was a full evening and the weather was not important at all.

The Country Playhouse was founded 40 years ago as a non-profit performing arts theatre "committed to providing quality entertainment, creative and educational opportunities and to rewarding fellowship through the pursuit of excellence in the theatre arts. It is a volunteer organization, founded when this part of Houston was considered "The Country". Today the theatre offers seasons comprising 6 plays and musicals on the Cerwinske Stage and more avant garde and usually productions in the Black Box theatre." That is from a blurb in last night's program. Last nights performance was Black Box. Son has taken acting classes and workshops there was many years now.

Tonight I am cooking a boneless pork loin, accompanied with steamed asparagus, mushroom risotto, and cucumber salad with yogurt and dill dressing. The pork loin is big for the three of us so we'll eat it again tomorrow night. I did that last weekend with a semi-boneless leg of lamb. Works out good. Just have to fix different side dishes and it's all done.

"We deal with the world the way it is, not the way we hope it is." - President George W. Bush


aka_Meritt said...

I love that quote you have at the end of this post. :)

srp said...

You do realize that reading this post alone will add five pounds. I best go to bed before I give in to the urge to raid the fridge.