Meeting Places

by Joanne on March 28, 2009

Last night we were to meet with friends and watch Syracuse play Oklahoma.  Following a lovely dinner, described further down in this post, we arrived at the sports bar, “Zebs”, to find our friends Rock, Jackie, and Bob quite upset with the “home team”.  It was half time and Syracuse were losing.  Now I’m not a basketball fan, but as I understand it, the half is considered very early in the game and there still might have been time for a come back.  I couldn’t understand the long faces. 

As the game resumed, Syracuse looked awful.  Now it was understood why everyone was so upset.  Ted thought it was time to leave since things looked pretty bleak for Syracuse.  Ok by me 🙂  We walked out the door before the game ended and, according to today’s paper, the Orangemen never recovered.  Sooners topped our guys 84-71.  Our friends stayed to watch the painful process of defeat.

On a different note, today is beautiful.  Shane and I thoroughly enjoyed our 6.3 mile run.   Shane had a shower upon returning home. He just hops right in now.  Too cute!  

I enjoyed my Saturday post run fruit:

An apple a day.....

An apple a day.....

 As well as enjoying a wonderful egg white omelet filled with left over meatless greens from last night, broccoli, a little spinach, spring onions, and feta cheese.  Spicy salsa on top. A slice of Brown Rice Bread on the side.

An Omelet Fit for a Saturday

An Omelet Fit for a Saturday

 
 

 

Let’s go back a few hours to last nights dinner which is not worthy of too much description.  We  , … I was a bit disappointed with one of our favorite places.  Ted loved his Veal Giovanni. 

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Both of us enjoyed the featured Red Zinfandel.  Both of us enjoyed the steaming, hot fresh baked bread with garlic and basil flavored olive oil for dipping.

 

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Only Joanne indulged in the meatless greens and Ted gave forewarning of his staving off this wonderful, Utica Italian appetizer, so they were ordered “hot”.  Lots of red cherry peppers.  FIRE IN THE HOLE!

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The greens were followed by a salad. Nothing to rant nor rave about since it was …ah….iceburg lettuce.  Iceburg lettuce is simply water with crunch in my opinion. Nothing to it.

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There was a dinner special which was haddock topped with crab meat and baked with mozzarella cheese.  The dish was a disappointment.  It was salty.  The cheese did not work with the dish. The fish was dry and overcooked.  Bella Cucina was not that busy and usually do not neglect to present a wonderful dining experience.  Last night however, the “A” team was not playing.

A fish dish unworthy of a descent photo

A fish dish unworthy of a descent photo

During our meal, Ted and I were discussing nutrition and the blog post of yesterday afternoon came up regarding fat in the diet.  Here is Ted reading the post from my cell phone. 

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So as you can deduce, we never made it to the “Jazzmatazz” held last night. But the evening was enjoyable.

We picked up the DVD “Quantum of Solace”  a James Bond movie. BAD, BAD, BAD.  Worst J.B. movie they have produced yet.  Both of us fell asleep through most of it. 

Here is the Birthday cake order for today. Happy Birthday, Olivia!

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This evening we are staying overnight in Auburn. There is a special auction benefit which the Porsche club is holding and Ted and I are up for it.  We are taking several items to offer up on the auction block.  Details tomorrow.

Super Saturday Everyone!

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5 Comments

  • At 2009.03.28 13:41, matt said:

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

    • At 2009.03.28 14:17, Sara said:

      What a beautiful cake! I love those little apple measuring spoons, they’re so cute.

      • At 2009.03.29 14:45, applec said:

        Thanks. The spoons were a great little find and the cake was a blast to decorate. Love doing flowers.

        • At 2009.03.30 21:17, Sue Ruhmel said:

          Olivia’s cake was beautiful and delicious – as always! I had more than my share -as always!

          • At 2009.03.31 09:39, applec said:

            Hey Sue. Thanks for the wonderful comment.

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