Sunday, August 13, 2006

Night out

Delightful time had by all, even the kids as they were babysat by a family friend's daughter (who is off to college soon and welcomes the money).

First a matinee movie at Carmike(that place was gleaming when it was built but is now awful). We got to the theater at the start time of the movie so we did not spend much downtime at the theater. We saw Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. This is a weird movie, lots of laughs are in it, some way too cheesy parts and a strange complexity to a comedy. I enjoyed it, especially for a matinee and since I never get to see movies anymore.

We went to dinner afterwards at Bonefish Grill. We received a free bang bang shrimp- which was delicious. We both had house salads; they have yummy 'tuscan' bread served with pesto and olive oil (I am sucker for kalmata olives and they were in the pesto). I had a special Salmon Bellair, while Chris has Trout with lime tomato sauce. There are four sauces to choose from and Chris said the sauce was sweeter than he thought it would be, but he ate it all up. I had the veggies for a side (there are many sides to choose from), Chris had potatoes au gratin. Because we were on a night out, we ordered dessert- we split the macademia nut brownie, which is served with raspberry puree, ice cream and whipped cream. I love macademia nuts, so this dessert was delicious. This is not an especially chocolatey dessert, but I am not particular. And I just had the rest of my entree for lunch today, it was still delicious.

The kids were asleep when we got home, a sign of an excellent babysitter! And the kids told me they really enjoyed Meghan's company, phew. It is good to get out occasionally and eat a meal slowly. I have not done that in a long time.

4 comments:

mckora said...

We saw Talladega Nights on Saturday! There were some funny parts. It was good mindless entertainment

Jennifer said...

Funny- too bad we dont live closer to one another we could have gone together.

StLmom said...

You did much better than we did -- better movie, better dinner. I call do-over!

Jennifer said...

I want a do over too, it was fun.