Everyones Favorite Day

by Joanne on February 28, 2009

It’s Saturday. This must be the most popular day of the week.

Last night Ted and I went to dinner, just down the road, at Chesterfields.  It was great except for one piece of fish that didn’t really do anything for either of us. 

I began with a Toasted Head Chardonnay. It was creamy, thick and buttery.

Toasted Head Chard

Toasted Head Chard

We couldn’t resist the glorious bread absolutely dripping with garlic butter.


Because we were both pretty hungry, we had an appetizer of  “Greens-Cherry Peppers Escarole Oreganato Mix Romano Cheese”.  I asked for a few more hot peppers to give it a bit more zip-a-roo. Yummy!


Utica's Finest: Meatless Italian Greens

Utica's Finest: Meatless Italian Greens

The last entree listed looked really interesting to both of us so we both ordered it. “Mix Grill-Halibut, Salmon, Swordfish grilled to perfection served on Champagne and Asparagus Risotto”. 

I asked for mine with just asparagus – no risotto. Ted had the full kit-n-kaboodle.

Both of us loved the dish except for the piece of Halibut. It just lacked flavor. Not sure why because Halibut is usually a really tasty fish. The salmon and swordfish made up for the lacky of  a Halibut.

Mixed Grill with Asparagus

Mixed Grill with Asparagus




Mixed Grill, as described, with Risotto

Mixed Grill, as described, with Risotto

Moving on to Saturday.
Let’s back up. We decided that Shane could be trusted now to be outside his crate at night if he wanted.  We put him to bed last night – he went in his crate. I didn’t shut the crate door. 
Within about 10 minutes he comes upstairs to our room. He got in trouble a little bit with Ted but eventually laid down. Shane seems to have a “thing” for Ted’s smelly socks.  The night went well. He scratched just a couple of times that I heard. Got up when Ted got up. Barked at about 5 AM when the paper was delivered.  Not bad for his first time (other than in the motels) outside his crate at night.
So this morning, we went for a 6.25 mile run. We went UP Sherman Drive. That’s a great big hill. We walked and jogged a bit up that hill (just under 2 miles).  It was a breeze from there.
I grabbed a nice, crisp apple upon arriving home, took a bath, made breakfast.  My Saturday omelet with left over Italian Greens. I couldn’t wait to eat!
Make sure to check in with me tonight (maybe tomorrow) because I’m doing a really special dinner for Ted and a REALLY special cake that I intend to write about and link to “In the bag”, a food event hosted by A Slice of Cherry Pie and Real Epicurean.
Have a great day!
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  • At 2009.02.28 16:53, Lori Lynn at Taste With The Eyes said:

    Maybe the halibut was frozen? My local market has lots of fresh fish right now, but the halibut they are selling was previously frozen.
    Sounds like a nice dinner though…

    • At 2009.02.28 21:04, applec said:

      I was actually wondering the same thing, just preferred not to believe it was true. 🙁

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