Sunday, September 7, 2008

Tapas

Scott told me that the computer was mine so I could do a little updates. He has been studying so much that he is on the computer all the time (I am not complaining at all though!). So, here are some fun updates.
Every first Friday of the month and third Saturday, there are art exhibits/musicians/very strange people that line up along the street to sale their work. One lady was really cool. She had cerebral palsy and could paint with one hand. Her work was beautiful and it was touching to see her accomplishments. Anyway, so we decided that we would go out to eat before we walked the street. When we first got there, we walked past a quaint little restaurant and a lady told us that they had the best Tapas. I smiled and said, "Oh Really?" But I had no idea what Tapas were so I decided to embarrass myself and ask her. She smiled and said that they were appetizers. So, we decided to go and check things out. The waiter told us that a couple of different plates would for sure satisfy out hunger (I don't think that he realized how big of eaters that we are...hence the blog name). So, we ventured out and tried some new and exciting items. It does not mean that we loved them though.

Tomato, Basil Mozzarella stack sitting in oil and balsamic vinegar. This was our first Tapa. We did not love it. In fact, we had to persuade the other person to finish. I had left one last bite on the plate and Scott offered it to me. I insisted that he finished it. I think that he did. We were not a huge fan of the fresh Mozzarella. I would have much more preferred the little stack on a Pizza!

Tapa #2. Seared steak Thai Salad. This one came highly recommended. Did we love this one as much as the waiter? No...it was a little too raw for Scott's taste and I thought that it was just OK

The most expensive yet best tasting item...the Crabcake. Yes, there was only one that we shared and it cost us 9 bucks (never again). It was very tasty and Scott told me that since he picked that one out, he got to eat it all (I did not fall for that of course). This one we ate slower so it would last longer.

Quesedillas with goat cheese and onion. After one bite (maybe two) Scott set down his little quesedilla and told me the rest was mine. The little onions were too much for him along with the goat cheese. Now I have to admit, I don't love goat cheese and for some reason, it kind of grosses me out. But, I was still pretty dang hungry, so I chowed down. See how little of food that is? We were still pretty hungry after the meal. Scott mentioned going to Applebees after 10 for 1/2 off appetizers. Instead, we chowed down on some oatmeal cookies and ice cream when we got home. We should have told our waiter about our big appetites. Oh well. It was still fun!

I know you may think that this beautiful dish of tapas came from the organic/natural restaurant that we ate at, but no folks. Scott and I had our own tapas for dinner last night. Tapa el pigs in a blanketo with pork and beans and honeydew melon. It was soo good. I bought some croissonts (the kind in the roll tin), rolled it around a hot dog (I thinned all the hot dogs. Less meat more bread for me),and baked away. We even got a little adventorous and added some american cheese in some. Scott loved it and said that he wanted that meal more often. As good as it was, I probably won't make it that much. There wasn't so much nutritional value in it. So, we had a good weekend with our adventure to the art walks, trying tapas and making some of our own.

16 comments:

emily said...

those tapas all look disgusting to me. but your dinner? yum. we like to make those with l'il smokies. yum.

Lisa K said...

I would have eaten Tapa #2, but not any of the others. The tapas you made look much better!! Every time I make those pig in a blankets, the dough that's touching the hot dog never cooks...what's your secret?

Lovell Family said...

Glad to hear you guys are doing so well...whenever I read your blog, I continue to dream of how carefree life was with no kids...

honus and Cameron said...

yes...always get the seafood...i've been a to a few good seafood joints...but i'm a fried shrimp girl so that is ALWAYS what I geT..tasty tasty...sorry you were disappointed...that is the worst

JonandLo said...

well i must say you are daring! i would definately not have tried that..no way! (except for the crab cakes...hmmmm=)

Emily said...

You are hilarious Linds! Ah... miss you!

J Fo said...

If someone is outside advertising that their food is the best...well, that should say someting! ;) But, mmmmmmm....to the crabcakes! Vivian used to make pigs in a blanket for the boys. When we were out visiting this summer she asked Greg what his favorite meal was so she could make it, and that's what he chose. I think she was a little let down becuase I'm sure that there are things that she worked harder for. But he LOVES them. Maybe after almost 6 years together I should make them at least once for him...we'll see.

Boquinha said...

Omigosh, the Tapas look GREAT to me. YUM! We love food . . .

julz said...

yum-o! minus the raw meat... You're tan is holding up nicely linds!! It is going to be really depressing as the years ago to change color, and see you are still all nice and sunshined!!! Love ya sis! Want to come visit??? I'll fly u out here!

Jenny said...

My mom said " I think she means me" referring to the comment about me being the funnest road trip person. Add three kids to the mix and I am NOT a fun person to take a road trip with. Although I am going to download some Brian Reagan.

Cynthia said...

I guess you were still working on your blog when I responded. It looks like you're having way too much fun!!!! We MISS you!!!

Vivian said...

The tapas look interesting. Hurray for you for trying new things. At best, you find a new favorite. At least, you get a new blog topic. I'd like to have one taste of all of them and then go to your house for the pigs in the blanket. Your version looks fast AND yummy.

Lindsay said...

The pigs in a blanket were def a hit. I think that Scott missed the original one's from home though! :)

Trav and Kris said...

I love that you made your own TAPA! You can never go wrong with pigs in a blanket! Nice!

brettandfrancia2cultures said...

was that steak no cooked? ummm I think it wouldn't like to me...but is good you are having so much fun

The Fegers said...

You have GOT to try Ceviche down town. It's on Central I think closer to the water. It's a Tapas restaraunt/bar. Pricy, but so good. I like goat cheese and fresh mozerella though.