Had the folks up for dinner tonight. Had some lobsters to start and actually got a picture before they were all eaten :) Then we had a BBQ. Had grilled tenderloins, corn on the cob, asparagus, and potatoes and onions done in foil packets. Everything was cooked on the grill! Delicious :)
Back from a mini vacation and starting my summer vacation. Started out good in the kitchen so far. Three home-cooked meals by me this week :)
I made my Mediterranean pasta (without the shrimp) this week. A favorite as always. If you love the flavors of olive, artichoke, and tomato; this may be a recipe for you :)
I also made Curry Noodles. I'm still perfecting this to get it more like restaurant noodles. I used yellow pepper, red onion, and mushrooms for the veggies. Cooked everything in olive oil and curry powder. Cooked rice noodles and added to the dish with more oil and curry. It's good but not the same yet.
Tonight we were lucky to get some fresh trout (caught today) from my Dad :) Had pan-fried trout with mixed veggies (frozen to keep it easy) and a salad (packaged, again going for easy). Great and super easy meal; just need the delicious local fresh trout :)
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Myself and Hubby went to Piatto this week for dinner. Although there was a little snag with our order we still had an enjoyable evening out with great food and wonderful service.
We spent a long weekend in Montreal for Formula One this weekend. Such a beautiful place; we will definitely be back. Had some great food as well :)
We tried an Asian noodle house, Nudo, that was minutes from our hotel. It was so good that we ate there twice :)
Being in Montreal I had to have some poutine and glad I did as it was excellent :) Hubby had a salmon dish, even on holidays he continues to eat super healthy. We ate outside on the deck at The Brass Door on Crescent Street. Very busy night/weekend but the service and food were great.
Also found a great chocolate shop across the street, Divine Chocolatier. Their chocolate is fantastic :)
A great brunch at Oliver's as always :) I had my Beef Tip Skillet (with cheese this time). It was excellent. This is such a good meal; I crave it often. Tender chunks of beef with peppers, onions and hash-browns all cooked with a delicious gravy and topped with a fried egg. Hubby had the Fish Cake Breakfast (no hash-browns). Service was fantastic as well!
We had play tickets (Noises Off, a great play, you should see it) for Thursday evening; therefore we decided to go out to eat before the show. We originally decided on Bernard Stanley due to it's close proximity to the theater and its great food and service. Unfortunately they were full and the wait for a table was too long to be able to make our showtime. Next we decided to try The Peaceful Loft; again close proximity and great food and service. We were very lucky. They were full as well, but we managed to snag the last table :) Yay!
This is a vegan Chinese restaurant and we love it! The food is always great and the service is just lovely. It is run by a sweet couple and they are the only employees; he serves and deals with the customers while she cooks :)
We ordered the Peaceful Roll, the Singapore Noodles (less spicy) and the BBQ Rice. Everything was delicious! We split everything between two and I still managed to take a little home to have for lunch today :) Bonus! We also got a couple of authentic candies at the end; these are delicious as well :)
Made my Mediterranean Pasta dish from before but left the shrimp out. Still just as good :) One of my new favorite meals. Tastes great and not too much hassle.
See, it's not all restaurants ;) lol
Hubby did supper this evening; great as always :) We had another feed of fresh trout from Dad so we did it on the BBQ with tons of veggies. Had corn, asparagus, potato, sweet potato, and bell peppers. All cooked on the grill :)
We were lucky to get a few feeds of fresh trout from my Dad and decided to make some trout tacos for a change. They turned out excellent! Hubby fried the trout in a little oil and homemade taco seasoning and crumbled it up. He made simple homemade pico de gallo (chopped tomato, chopped onion, lime juice, and cilantro). Had them with avocado on corn tortillas. So yummy!
My name is Michelle and I am tired of struggling with my weight. I am stopping the struggle.