Why? Weekends!

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It was a busy week, so when Friday night hit, I was ready for some downtime. Matthew and I made homemade pizza and chilled out with the DVR, which was just what we both needed. I riffed off a recipe for Ginger Chicken Pizza, but eliminated the soy sauce and used hummus instead of pizza sauce.

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I was also inspired by this post from Nadine to use naan as the crust and make smaller, individual-sized pies. All in all, it turned out quite tasty!

Saturday consisted of errands and appointments and a bit of down-dog at Harmony Yoga. Coming out of class to find my car had been towed kind of messed with my yoga good vibes a bit, but I suppose it was a good exercise in breathing and keeping calm, right?

Saturday evening, we headed out to Ferrante Winery for dinner with friends Chrissy and Mike. The happy couple is getting married in June, so we were lucky to snag a spot on their busy pre-wedding schedule.

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Ferrante was packed, but we grabbed a spot in the tasting room while waiting for our table and enjoyed a bottle of the Golden Bunches Dry Riesling and a meat and cheese plate. I’m a person who usually runs in the opposite direction from sweet white wine, but the Golden Bunches Dry Riesling is one I really enjoy.

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While the meat and cheese plate and salads that came with our meals were just ordinary, the entrees were quite tasty. I had the linguine with pesto cream and shrimp. The cream sauce was not overly heavy and the pesto had a delicious, fresh flavor. Ferrante was generous with the shrimp in the dish, too.

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Matthew chose the pesce alla pollo curry. Paiting Italian meats and seasonings with a white wine curry sauce was an interesting choice, but a tasty one. The curry spice balanced well with the chicken, shrimp, and prosciutto and the fresh greens and vegetables added flavor and texture.

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We had a great evening of good food and catching up. I love heading out to the wineries anytime of year, but I can’t wait until summer is here to be able to enjoy the beautiful patios that most of them have!

On Sunday, after another yoga class (and not having my car towed), I headed to our friends Patty and Jason’s baby shower at the Mentor Senior Center. They are expecting a baby boy on Father’s Day.

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It was a fun afternoon celebrating the parents-to-be! The nursery theme is monkeys and the presents they got were just adorable. I can’t wait to meet their new arrival!

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How was your weekend?

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3 Responses

  1. What a delightful spring weekend around CLE (even if the weather didn’t feel like it!) Sorry to hear your car was towed, that’s one of the most awful, pit in your stomach feelings.
    We also made pizza this weekend on Saturday- so good!

  2. Sounds like an overall fun weekend. Saturday we did some yard work and I made myself proud by fixing our side door.That night we went to see Major League on the big screen at midnight. Of course that made working the next day very sucky. We love using Naan for making pizza!

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