Monday, November 11, 2013

On the Menu Monday (MPM) - Week 46

We had a wonderful weekend. Starting Friday, we met friends T & J out for dinner at a place I never would have thought to check out, a relic in downtown Minneapolis, Normandy Kitchen, but do not overlook the relics. Our food was fabulous, the service was wonderful and the ambiance is just so unique. They make popovers to order, do not pass those up. It was a great way to wind down the week!

Saturday was more than wonderful. Sister J and I had a wonderful spa day. We started with spa pedicures while enjoying salads that I picked up for us. They were wonderful salads too. We had our nails done and then a fabulous 60 minute relaxation massage, oh how would love at least one of those a week, maybe every other week? We wrapped up our visit with some champagne and having our hair done. We spent the day at Future Concepts Studio and Spa. I could not recommend it enough. The staff is wonderful, the space is so relaxing and the whole day just flowed perfectly.

We wrapped the day up with dinner out at Firelake Grill. It was delicious! And of course we ran into our friends T & J that we had just seen on Friday night. They wound up joining us for a while which was fun!

Sunday we ran to the store for some dinner necessities and then a quick lunch at Bar Louie. They were honoring veterans a day early so the boy had a free lunch which was really nice. Their sandwiches are huge though, we easily could have shared one!

Dinner with our parents turned out really good. I made the autumn mixed green salad with pears, dried cranberries. gorganzola. spiced pecans and a wonderful fig balsamic. I grilled steaks which I actually got cooked right the first time and to everyone's liking. We did roasted potatoes and delicata squash and then I tried to replicate the sea salt caramel pretzel bread pudding that we had at Eat Street Social. While it was not as good as theirs, it was a big hit.

This week we don't have a lot of plans, which is nice, we have a lot we need to catch up on at home.

Plans - Out to dinner for Veterans day, car serviced, errands.
Breakfast and Lunch - fruit and cottage cheese
Dinner - Out, boys choice for Veterans day

Plans - Bunco, I need to bring an appetizer, I think I am going to make Pepperoni Pizza Dip, using turkey pepperoni.
Breakfast and Lunch - Yogurt, fruit, nuts
Dinner - Leftovers

Plans - Home
Breakfast and Lunch - Cottage cheese, fruit, nuts
Dinner - Catfish and zucchini Went to sister J's for dinner, she made a wonderful beet and goat cheese salad and chicken stuffed with goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes

Plans - Home
Breakfast and Lunch - Yogurt, fruit, nuts
Dinner - I am making an spinach and egg dish from a cook book I recently purchased which I will share later this week. This didn't happen, but I made this wonderful Pancetta and Leek Pasta recipe

Plans - Probably out somewhere, not sure yet Friends for dinner
Breakfast and Lunch - Yogurt, fruit, nuts
Dinner - out

Plans - the boy is working Saturdays now which is kind of a bummer. We have been busy getting the garage cleaned out, that has been quite the under taking, but we have been getting rid of a lot too.
Breakfast and Lunch - Not sure yet!
Dinner - Out, sister J has a good friend in town from Nebraska for some more birthday celebrating.

Plans - I am going to the opera in the afternoon with a friend and neighbor. Not sure if we are going out for lunch or dinner yet. The meal plan is a just in case.
Dinner - Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese, grilled pork loin

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