Monday, May 11, 2009

And I helped!

Sean and I are in Alexandria today (and yesterday) and while I can't say I've done a lot of cooking, I have helped. For Mother's Day, we made Tuscan pork chops with light breading. That was my job and it combined two of my least favorite things: raw meat and raw egg. EEEEEK.

The final result: Tuscan lamb chops, asparagus with roasted red peppers and mashed potatoes. Anyone who knows me well knows that this isn't my plate; I hate mashed potatoes (go ahead, mock me openly via comment. I know it's sacrilegious).

Katie (my future sister-in-law) made delicious caprese salad. Forgive my amazing cell phone photo quality.

Today we went to Silver Spring, Md. to visit Katie at work and have lunch at a delicious cafe called Adego. Afterward, we went to Honfleur Home, a Marimekko outpost. It was heavenly; I think this entire stack of fabric would make amazing tablecloths or napkins at a wedding.

We finished out our visit with cupcakes from Cake Love. I had "The 44th," a caramel and vanilla cupcake, and Sean had a vanilla cupcake with strawberry frosting. Delicious!

I hope you all had fabulous Mother's Days. When I get the go-ahead that my relatives received their cards, I will post pictures here.


Kate said...

Adega, not Adego... but it was yummy, wasn't it :)

Sara said...

I can't figure out why i've never been to that store with the fabric. The website looks amazing. Perhaps i will go next time I am home.

Amanda said...


(and... I'm so sorry you don't like mashed potatoes. You are missing out, yes, but I'm sure you get more harrassment than say... someone who dislikes sweet potatoes.)