Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
We went to Spring Hill last night for their special Monday supper menu. We started off with the Caesar salad for two. It was delicious. The dressing was perfect and the croutons were out of this world.
Dan ordered the white spaghetti. The portion was enormous. I took the photo after half of it was gone. The pasta was homemade and the combination of anchovies and lemon was spot on.
I ordered the fish special - which happened to be trout, one of my favorites. I ate it all before I even thought to take a shot. But it was beautiful, both in presentation and in taste. The potatoes were the smoothest consistency I've ever experienced - like no mashed potatoes I've ever had. The fish was perfectly cooked. Sheer heaven.
Dan also ordered a meatball on the side of his spaghetti. Again, it was so good the thought of a photo never crossed our minds. I had to ask for one to take home. I ate it for breakfast today. TO DIE FOR. I want one right now as I type about it. Yum.
Dan got brown butter ice cream for dessert and I got cranberry sorbet. A fantastic end to a phenomenal supper.
Chef-owner Mark Fuller is the bomb dot com. Dan calls him a "culinary Jerry Garcia" = a true master of his art. All I know is that I feel completely happy and satisfied every time I leave this restaurant. Then I talk about it for days.
Oh - and their front-of-the-house manager is a pretty cool dude.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Oh - and he's named after Holling Vincoeur from "Northern Exposure" and he's a Maine Coon.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Polaroid recently announced a multi-year partnership with Lady Gaga, who will serve as creative director for a specialty line of imaging products set to hit retail shelves starting in late 2010.
My first reaction when I heard the announcement was a resounding "WHAT ?!?!" Actually, it contained a few expletives, but I'll leave them out for now. I could think of MANY other spokespersons who I would deem more appropriate, - or at least wouldn't have made me shout when I heard their name. I'm just disappointed by their choice. Maybe I'm showing my age. I'm sure there are many people who are very happy with the choice.
I still love you, Polaroid. Even if you had a momentary lapse of reason ....
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
If only I had known .....
Friday, January 8, 2010
Every year, we save our pocket/car/couch change and cash it in at the 1st of the new year. During 2009, we managed to save just over $153.00. We try to use the resulting money for something fun - in order to make it fun to save. In past years, we've spent it on swanky dinners, new music and movies, stuff like that. This time we went to the Skagit Valley Casino for a night. It's located about 75 miles north of Seattle. We got a really good deal on a room and were even left with some money to play with. We've only played slots a couple times and we pretty much suck at it, but that's where we chose to play our $20 each. I cashed out as soon as I doubled my $20 - Dan lost his $20 within minutes. We decided to spend the rest of the time in the pool. Good choice.