Dinner and a Movie

May 24th

I was in charge of the dinner:

Strawberry salad

Strawberry salad

Strawberry salad

Brie and berrys

Brie and berries

Summer love

Tomatoes for dinner

Slow roasted tomatoes (I didn’t get a roasted photo, but let me say, I’ll be making these again. Simple cooking at its very best!)


breading for the lamb

Rack of lamb

Rack of lamb

Scene from a happy kitchen

Best Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake — which didn’t come out of the pan clean, but was rich and delicious. This is a cake that would impress just about any chocolate lover. Matty is sure to enjoy the leftovers today.

Spending a couple hours planning, shopping and preparing a meal is one of my favorite ways to enjoy a Saturday. (Or any day, really.)

He was in charge of the movie.

I’m not cooking lamb and cake for myself, nor buying my own ticket to Terminator. Leaving the theater last night, he said, “Is the movie review going on the blog?”

Well, it is now.

It was everything you’d expect a shoot ’em up movie to be — excessive in every step, with limited narrative and lots of guts and explosions. Christian Bale is considerably hotter as Batman. It was worth going to because it made him happy, and really? What goes better with an elegant meal than blood and boom at the Cine Capri?


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12 Responses

  1. Jason Nulph May 24, 2009

    Look at those chops, wow. Yummy.

  2. Megan May 24, 2009

    OH MAN! What a spread!

  3. Amie A. May 24, 2009

    Beautiful and surely delicious food!

  4. Looks totally delish (I will pass on the baaa-baaa, though, being a vegetarian).

  5. Looks like someone totally got spoiled! I hope he is worthy of it. šŸ™‚

  6. It all looks yummy! Think I’ll have to give that chocolate cake a try. šŸ™‚

  7. Looks wonderful! Nothing makes me happier than planning cooking either. I just made a spinach and strawberry salad this weekend too…a little balsamic vinaigrette and some crumbled feta on top, yum!

  8. Not my kind of movie, but surely my kind of dinner!

  9. YUMMY!! WOW makes me want to run to the kitchen and do something. Opps oh ya, I don’t really know how to cook…. how can I be a mom and not really know how to cook? My poor kids…. there’s hope my daughter is showing interest!

  10. The Fluff May 26, 2009

    you are taking big steps by seeing that movie. So proud of you . . .

  11. That strawberry salad alone looks like a meal! šŸ™‚ I learned a new benefit of tomatos (which I love!) — they can prevent UV rays damage to your skin when you eat a lot of ’em. Who knew!?