New Adventures

Hello family and friends! I started this blog when Lizzie was sick and cooking made my soul feel better. It blossomed into something I loved to do and continue to be obsessed with. The girls have gotten older and our family food adventures have changed. I will still randomly post recipes, but maybe more restaurants and cookbook reviews, and fun trips… I don’t know. I love sharing my food adventures and inspiring you to get in the kitchen!

Last night my husband and I had a great date night at Seasons 52. I had a rare steak and he had the Cedar Plank salmon. Amazing restaurant for friends and family and celebrating anything. Also the dessert cups are so good!!!

Caprese Bruschetta

Sliced french bread smeared in olive oil, minced garlic, topped with burrata, tomatoes, and basil cooked under the broiler for about 6 minutes topped with some balsamic glaze (or thickened balsamic vinaigrette- mine was bought, but you can just add regular balsamic or use this recipe, which is delicious.)img_1770

Surprise Date Night 

The hubby and I only get a few date nights. Some are planned and some are unexpected.  I was planning on going to a Barre class, but the hubby got off earlier than expected.

Normally I would stand by my workout class, but since it is summer I am able to workout a lot more than normal. Since school has gotten out, I have already taken many classes and rocked the gym in the last few weeks; HIITT, Bootcamp, Pilates, Barre, Yoga, Cardiolaties (trampoline and weights), Hubalates (hullahoop and more), Piloxing (Pilates and boxing), and cardio  (walking Brutus, treadmill, StairMaster, and elliptical). I think the Barre can wait until the morning.

So we hit up our favorite sushi place and enjoyed some alone time.

My pick was Tempura Soft Shell Crab

His pick was pan fried dumplings…

Our Sushi lovers for the night…

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We also got some eel and salmon unami (not pictured)…

Clean plates…

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Impromptu Date Night

Was looking forward to a quiet evening with a spread of Indian take out. Didn’t happen, but got to spend an impromptu sushi date night with the hubby.

This was the spicy mayo eel roll (Gaga roll) and the shrimp tempura roll (Dragon Roll).img_1380

Close-up…that spicy mayo is amazing!  Pan-fried dumplings and Pork Shumai
 All of it was delicious.

Indian food will most likely happen tomorrow.

Sushi Date Night

Happy Friday, ya’ll! The kids are having a slumber party with the grandparents on this cold rainy/snowy/icy Georgia night, so the hubby and I decided to spurge on a sushi date night. We don’t get to have these very often; the girls turn up their noses at sushi, and it can get a bit pricey. There are a ton of great sushi places here, but we decided on a casual place less that 5 miles away called the Mori House. We usually get a few plates to share; a couple of rolls and a few appetizers. Great drinks and food every time! Here is how we “rolled” tonight 😉

Calamari with spicy dipping sauce 


Perfectly Pan Fried Potstickers

  

Unagi (eel)


Gaga Roll (deep fried California Roll) and Dragon Roll (shrimp tempura and eel)

 

 The rest of the evening? Cracking open a bottle of red and catching up on my DVR’d shows 😉 I get to sleep in tomorrow, so I am super excited to snuggle under the covers for a few extra hours of sleep!