Friday night was date night at Suzanne's Cuisine in Ojai for our 5-year anniversary celebration. Here's what I had: Eggplant Tart to start with two Flirtinis (Vodka, Peach Schnapps and cranberry juice garnished with a cherry). Moved on to the Miso Marinated Butterfish with a Citrus Ponzu Dipping Sauce and Tobiko Caviar accompanied by a glass of Viognier for my meal. Finished off with a Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte and two cups of the best coffee I've ever had. Husband went with shrimp pot stickers and I think an old fashioned to start. Then he had a fantastically prepared Peppered Black Angus Filet Mignon Of Beef With Demi-Glace Sauce and a Stella Artois for his main course. For dessert he had the Warm Chocolate Tart With White Coffee Sauce with coffee as well. Nothing was not delicious. I was more relaxed after this date night than I was after a massage. Amazing.
On Saturday we had the pleasure of hosting a Memorial Day BBQ in our yard. We decorated our "deck" like there was no tomorrow and Casey was ecstatic about our America party for Morial day. The Penderbhallas and the Amezquitas attended and the food and drink flowed. Five children and seven adults. A fantastic time was had by all.
On Sunday we joined my brother and his family at the beach. They were camping at the Rincon just north of Ventura which is just a beautiful place to be, dolphins frolicking in the sea for everyone to enjoy. Christa rocked her dollar sunglasses from Target like a rock star and Casey came home with a story of being tumbled by the waves and a wee tramp stamp sunburn.
Monday was a stay at home day for the most part. After a quick trip to "The Dog Store" (a.k.a. Target), we played in the backyard kiddie pool with water guns. We got the Lego Movie on demand and had pizza. Very, very chill. I love weekends like this.