Saturday’s seem to go way too fast! Always too much to do in not enough time. The plans for today included gym, errand running, cleaning and carpet cleaning. So far we have the gym done, some cleaning- vacuumed, cleaned downstairs bathroom, laundry, changing sheets, and cleaned a few Clifford made spots on the carpet with a mini carpet cleaner. I do still need to dust and clean the upstairs bathroom. I really
need want a cleaning person, I am super picky about how clean a place is but I can’t stand cleaning all the time.
We took a break about noon and watched a few shows and enjoyed a lunch of grilled cheese, peapods and Pumpkorn that I won on Julie’s Blog. This stuff really addictive, especially the Tamari, Garlic and Pepper flavor.
The rest of the day will include some last minute Christmas shopping and dinner tonight at our friends Scott and Jill’s. She is the uber hostess and I know dinner will be amazing!
Last night we had tickets to see The Bodeans playing at The Guthrie in Minneapolis. The show started at 8 so we had some time to grab dinner before, we needed a place that we could do dinner in about an hour and a half so I suggested Bar La Grassa which is run by a James Beard Award recipient ad has been open about 4-5 months. We had been to Isaac Becker’s other restaurant- 112 Eatery. We didn’t have a reservation but were able to get a table for two, the place was packed! Not an open table table to be found. I started with an Apple and Prosciutto Salad with a gorgonzola parmesan dressing, it was tart, salty and a tiny bit sweet with a good punch of flavor from the gorgonzola.
Mike had a marinated pork shoulder bruschetta, I had a small bite but I don’t like the taste of cold meat.
For our mains I ordered the half portion of orecchiette with braised rabbit, this was delicious! And I love how the orecchiette really does look like little ears. They are so cute! The option of ordering a half option is perfect for me, I can never eat a whole plate of any (except maybe cheese) so this fills me up without making me feel overfull
Mike ordered the pappardelle with veal ragu, he ordered the full plate but only ended up eating about half. The fresh cut noodles were quite large and filling.
We headed over to The Guthrie to see The Bodeans and really enjoyed the show. To give it a more intimate feel it was in a small stage that seated about 700. When we have seen them in the past it has been in a club or bar so this was a much more “proper’ way see them but it hard not to dance
Here are a few of my favorite Bodeans songs-
Still The Night
and the most requested song ever on Cites 97 in Minneapolis-
Goodthings, now just try not to dance to this song!