Monday, August 27, 2007

Ate, Drank & Was Merry

To make up for my lack of posting I totally went overboard this weekend and ate, drank and was merry. (My little spin on Eat Drink & Be Merry hehe)
Justyn and I went to this Italian place called Tomato Thyme last weekend and we were so impressed with their food that Justyn stole the buzzer thing they gave us to let us know when they would have a table ready. OK, technically, he didn't steal it. It was an accident. So being that we had to return the buzzer, we went there this past Friday. The pan fried salmon pasta that I got last week was really good, but I wanted to try something else. I took notice to the plates of osso bucco that passed by our table last week so that's what I ordered. Justyn got the same thing as last week which was spaghetti with meat sauce and one meatball. Seriously good eats. Just talking about it makes me want to go back and try another dish! I had yelped this place and found that there were two other locations nearer to our place. Unfortunately they didn't get as high reviews as the one in Willow Glen. Someone knows what they're doing with this restaurant. It's located in a ghetto shopping center, but once you walk in, you can feel the energy of the employees. The service is superb too! Can't get any better than that.
Here are pictures of our food from last week.

So after a great meal, we hopped in the car to drive back home. I felt something land on my leg and thought it was a small branch from the tree we had parked under. Oh god, it moved!! I violently brushed it off. Whew! Half way home, it's back on my leg. OMG!! Get it off. Wait, it's kinda cute. It was a grashopper. By the time we had gotten home, it jumped off my thigh onto the dashboard and visited Justyn for a while. I didn't know these things bite and luckily didn't get bitten while trying to pick it up and put it outside. Justyn eventually used my carry out box to shoo it out. I miss this little bugger.

I was so full from dinner that I passed out on the couch. OK, not really. I passed out more from the wine I had drank heh. By the way, the house red at Tomato Thyme is the shit! I mean I don't have high expectations when I order house wines, but they actually serve drinkeable stuff here. Not that vinegar sour shit.

The next morning Justyn ran out to get ice for our coolers. Partay time! We straightened up the house a bit and got the sodas and beers into the coolers. Angel arrived earlier than everyone else so we could go through our presents from France. Yeah... France. She smuggled in some foie gras that was torchon style I think, lotsa wine, clothes, and my tagine. YES! Dammit, I forgot to get pictures of my tagine. She got me two tagines, one for cooking and one for serving in. When I make some lamb tagine, I'll post pictures. Just hold tight. Let's see what else. She also got Justyn some candies which I haven't tried yet, but I suspect they'll be good.

So Calvin and others started arriving and soon liquor flowed through our bodies and we worked it off by playing on my sister's Wii. I just want to say that the Wii is awesome! I want one so bad, but I don't wanna have to get in line at 6:00am to buy one. I rocked in Wii Bowling or so I thought. I made chicken adobo and Justyn grilled up some of his famous ribs. We all sat around in the patio and talked about my wedding in Vegas and laughed it up. Good company makes for a good party. Angel ended up passing out at 7:00pm and people hung around until 11:00pm. I eventually passed out on the couch around midnight.

Sunday morning arrived too soon but I was looking forward to Jason's BBQ. We went over there with some leftover beer and wine from the coolers and hung out with Jason & Donoho's friends. They're good people and I even learned how to play this weird game where you put tiles down that have pictures of roads and castles on it. I didn't do too well, but I like to think I knew what I was doing. Jason made roasted bell peppers, asparagus and portabello mushrooms. We were also fed tri-tip which was really juicy. I don't know a lot of people that would go through the hassle of making their own salad dressing, but Jason and myself. That was uber tasty as well. The Wii was turned on and I challenged people to bowling yet again. I won! Oh yeah, I'm the man hehe err woman. I had practice in the morning with Justyn and Angel. Haha, just thinking about that morning makes me giggle. Anyway, after we hung out at Jason's house, we left around 8:00pm.

What a weekend! I'm still recovering, but it was well worth it. Thanks to everyone that came on Saturday and to Donoho and Jason for inviting us over.


Wandering Chopsticks said...

Not one but two tagines? You lucky duck! From France too! I'm so jealous.

JadedOne said...

Yeah.. all I asked her to get me was a wallet and she brought back a ton of other stuff. I did want a tagine, but two is a bit much. I don't even know if it'll fit in my oven. I'm happy though and I'll be cooking with it this weekend :)