Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dinner and a Show

Today we dismantled the Hit the JACC Putt miniature golf course (my team's "Airport" hole won Best Hole!) and decided to go see the matinee showing of Happy Go Lucky. John put a pot roast on to cook and we went to the movies for the first time in a long time.

This may explain why, even though this film gets rave reviews from almost everyone, our little party (John, Lynn, and myself) found it wanting. Poppy drove us nuts, the homeless guy scene gave us the creeps, the love interest was very Buzz Lightyear and way too young, and the driving instructor was a complete whack job. The popcorn was good, although I over-salted mine. Maybe we just need to get out more.

We came home to the warm welcoming aromas, very root vegetable & garlic-forward (I forgot to mention that Ren and I helped John write the wine list descriptions for a new wine list this morning....very mostly toasty family-like of us I thought) of a well-prepared pot roast and I built a fire while John finished dinner: Pot Roast, quinoa, a tossed green salad, steamed broccoli, with Lindemans Shiraz, and lo and behold, there were chocolate covered pears in the frig! Ren had awakened refreshed from her nap this afternoon while we were away and decided to whip up some ganache and dip some Bosc pear slices in it. Yummers. I recommend naps!

The photo is James attempting to land his golf ball in the Airport.

1 comment:

Hunter said...

Love the pot roast.
We tried duck with lentils, fingerling potatoes, mixed salad, and french vanilla ice cream with blueberries picked this summer.
Started with Sazaracs, petite syrah with the duck, and Calvados with the ice cream.
Ugly weather right now (Mon AM) in KTN.