Check out the amazing dinner I came home to!!
Last month, frozen lobster tails were on sale for $5 for two. I couldn’t pass that up, so I bought two and tossed them in the freezer for Camden to cook at some point. Well, since he is head chef on his day off, I came home to an amazing dinner. Looks to be an incredibly simple recipe (we already know how much I like that). We didn’t have any lemon in the house, but I didn’t miss it at all. The roasted garlic couscous was perfect with it. I seriously love those Near East couscous boxes and stock up anytime they are on sale.
So thanks to Camden for making my evening. And, yes, I know. I’m one lucky girl. :)
I wouldn’t say I excel in the kitchen. I have a handful of recipes that I can cook in my sleep and often supplement with something new here and there. Does it always work out? No, but every once in awhile I find a gem that is the perfect combination of minimal effort and lots of flavor. Last night’s meal met both of my requirements for a good meal.
Mom split a Costco pack of Pork Roasts with us, so straight to the computer I went. I found this recipe for Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker. It turned out, well, AMAZING. I added the potatoes around the outside and the asparagus over the top with onion rings. After it was done, I thickened up the juices and made gravy. I was also pleased to find a low sodium dry onion soup mix, I am constantly appalled at the sodium numbers the seasoning mixes, but this tasted great and had a third of the sodium.
With about 5 minutes of tossing it all in the Crock Pot and four hours of cooking it definitely fits the minimal effort requirement. And, as I mentioned before, it tasted so good.
While Finnigan was at the animal hospital after his “big snip” Cam and I decided to take full advantage of a puppy free night. We have both been wanting to branch out from our usual spots at the Junction, so we headed on down to Mission Latin Bar and Restaurant. I think we have a new favorite spot. Incredibly delicious food (happy hour steak skewers, YUM). Plus my new obsession, Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream. Just amazing.
On top of some really great food, they had an awesome atmosphere. Great decor, good music, regulars at the bar, and Roadhouse playing on the TVs. All in all, an evening well spent. We’ll have to go for more than just happy hour next time.
I can’t even begin to explain how much our lives have changed in the last 6 months. Or in the last 3 months. Or, while we’re at it, the last couple weeks. Hopefully these pictures can quickly catch you up on how our 2011/2012 holiday season has gone.
Here we are. About to welcome 2012 and celebrate six years together. Life has been running full speed ahead for Camden and I. We are loving our new place and getting to see each other more than once a month. I won’t lie, we’ve had our fill of challenges over the last six years. We have also had our fair share of victories.
When we first met, we kept a running list of things we wanted to do. It was a long list full of activities, places to eat, vacations, things to see. A substantial dent was made in that list before it got filed into our “first years” memory box. Though we don’t refer to the list when weekends roll around, we still continue to chat about our hopes, dreams, and wishes. The list has grown and changed to include things that help us become better individuals (and grow together). I’m starting this blog to track our journey and to remind us to get out and explore the world like we used to, but also to acknowledge how far we’ve come.
2012 is sure to be another roller coaster ride. I am ready to see what it throws at me. To take it one step at a time and try my hardest not to get wrapped up in the details, but to focus on what makes us happy and healthy. Happy New Year!