Monday, February 27, 2006

Fooooooood, mmmmmm.

Hi people! Did you have a nice weekend? Mine was lovely, thanks for asking. I was finally able to help out around the house a bit yesterday. Did some dishes, cleaned the bathroom. And I even cooked for the first time in a while. We had chicken carbonera for dinner, which turned out okay. I should have used some more bacon though. And I was getting a little frantic at the end. I'm not the greatest when it comes to time management in the kitchen. As I was burning myself and cursing, Rob joked that I should be a contestant on "Top Chef." Har har.

But while I had all the pots and pans out, I decided to make myself some lunch to bring to work this week. I tried a new recipe. It was this chutney pasta salad with ham. I had no idea what chutney was until yesterday, but it's yummy! The pasta salad turned out great! (Better than the cabonara!) So I have a delicious lunch for the week. Guess that means no McNuggets.

Speaking of good food, on Saturday Rob and I went to the Mediterranean Cafe, which is the site of our first date. It's such an adorable little Italian restaurant, and the food is unbelievable. Here's what it looks like:





We started off with some calamari and I had a salad also. Then Rob got some seafood pasta thing with crabmeat and shrimp and I had lobster ravioli. I usually always leave a place with leftovers, but I scarfed down those raviolis in matter of minutes! So thanks to Rob's grandmother for the gift certificate that bought our meals!

By the way, in this photo from the restaurant you can check out my new glasses. I got them a few weeks ago but I only wear them sometimes because they hurt the backs of my ears a little. But they match my purple velvet jacket so well! :-)

7 comments:

Matt said...

So, um, what exactly is "chutney" anywho?

Mary said...

Yeah, I wanna know what chutney is too.

And your new specs are MAAHvelous, daaahling :) Purple is YOU!

Melissa said...

Oh good, so chutney isn't common knowledge. I had no idea what area of the supermarket to look in! Turns out it's some sort of mango jam/jelly. I think the one I bought had raisins in it too. But 1/2 cup of chutney and 1/2 cup of mayo makes a tasty pasta salad dressing!

Matt said...

Ah.

(I'm pretty sure I've seen the words "mango chutney" in the past, but completely blanked...)

Jeope said...

Chutney kicks buttocks! I sometimes put it on me sammiches!

devon said...

just the word "chutney" sounds so awful! but mango raisins.... things that make ya go "hmmmm!" like the glasses...

hey mel! is that your dirty underwear hanging from the clothesline?!

Cheri Lee said...

I searched on google for "trendy glasses" and your picture came up =]