Monday, August 24, 2015

The Weekend

On Friday evening we met up with another couple for dinner at The Lobby.  I ordered a pizza, and it was really good.  Christopher had the pad Thai, and thought it was just okay.

We were home early, and then up early on Saturday morning.  For breakfast on Saturday we had some fruit with cottage cheese, and a few slices of bacon.

Also, Christopher made some espresso, and we had mochas while doing vacation research.

In the afternoon we snacked on smoked salmon (from The Bulk Cheese Warehouse), paratha, and cream cheese.

This was such a satisfying snack.  We're happy to have found some smoked salmon, similar to the fresh stuff our friend made.  This will definitely do the trick until we eventually get our own little smoker.

Dinner on Saturday evening included shrimp, steak, scallops, and a bunch of veggies, all cooked on the raclette grill.  With that we also had cheese, bruschetta mixture, and bread

Raclette is fun to do with friends too!  If you're an inexperienced (or nervous) entertainer, or not a very confident cook, you could do this, and still have a fabulous dinner party.  You just buy a bunch of raw veggies, proteins, some nice bread and raclette cheese or gruyere, or anything else your heart desires.  You can use different dips/marinades, and grill everything up in a garlic butter, or flavoured oil.  You cook with the guests, eating a little bit at a time, over a long period of time, like with fondue.  One raclette grill is good for four people.

And there are little trays underneath to broil cheese, or make little cheesy toasts, or whatever!

We had a really nice Saturday without leaving the house. 

On Sunday we went to friends' Jeff and Alaina's for their daughter's second birthday.  She's a very active little girl, it was hard to get a snuggle from her!  Toddler age is so much fun; it's all running around and playing.  I did get to hold our friends Matt and Alissa's brand new baby girl.  She was about 11 days old!  I didn't let her go the entire time they were there.

How was your weekend?  What did you do?


Unknown said...

I've always wanted to try cooking with a raclette...looks delish!

Veronica Vaughn said...

This looks soooo good!! :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That raclette looks like so much fun! I love ooey gooey cheese so I'd be all about putting a yummy cheese in the warmer! I can see how that would be fun for a small dinner party!

Vacation planning - that sounds fun! Can't wait to hear where you guys are going next! We'll be in vacation planning mode soon, too, as it looks like the long weekend in Boston is going to work out!

Our weekend was fun. We went up to my parents lake home. The weather was so crappy but we still had fun and played lots of games.