Friday, June 19, 2009

Relaxing with Dad and Sue

With the hectic pace of the graduation party, we didn't have time to spend with any of our guests. My Dad and step-mom Sue came up from Florida to celebrate Ally's graduation with us and to visit with both of their families and friends. We were able to meet them for dinner tonight along with a friend of theirs. We went to a spaghetti place in a strip mall-next to the Lamplighter, which is, ahem, a strip club. It was wonderful! They had mostly pasta dishes, but our oldest got a steak sandwich that was seriously over a foot long and had french fries that about an inch thick! Dude had lasagna and the rest of us had spaghetti, but some had meatballs and some had Italian sausage. I loved it that the sauce was smooth and not overly spiced as I sometimes will get quite sick from overly spiced tomato sauces. I told you that I have that Scandinavian stomach-bland, white foods treat me best!

My plate

Drama Queen enjoying her food
Hermit Crab and her HUGE sandwich
Family shot
When we got home, we enjoyed a beer on the golf cart, and then I came in to add recipes to my computer program on my laptop. I made myself a little cocktail to sip while typing out recipes. I had just seen this product in the liquor store last week so picked it up. It is a lemon vodka with limencello. On the back it suggested serving it over ice, or on ice topped with a little club soda. I opted for topping it with the club soda, just to give it a little sparkle.

Tuscan Lemonade and Club Soda-Yum!


Bob said...

Mmmm, spaghetti. I could go for a cocktail right now... oh wait, crap, it's only 10:30. Hm... I could go for a cocktail right now. :D

Debbie said...

Sounds like you are having lots of fun. I really enjoy your blog!

noble pig said...

OH gawd, drinks would not be a bad thing right now!

Katherine Aucoin said...

What a great evening with family and good Italian food! Hopefully you can sit back and catch your breath a little.

Spryte said...

Your cocktails looks so inviting!!