Crocheting and Dining with Friends


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The summer seems to be flying by so fast.  Can you believe it's already July!?!  Slowly but surely I'm getting a little bit done around the house and tying up other loose ends.  Last night I watched "Little Girl Lost:  The Delimar Vera Story".  Ahh, such a great movie!  While watching that, I managed to finish a hat I wanted to make for a friend.  She's always doing such great things and is such a wonderful person.

 * I even used up some more yarn stash!  In fact, I received this variegated yarn in a Rav yarn swap and used most of it in one of the traveling scarves I received.  The solid green yarn is from a Coastal granny afghan I made.  Isn't it amazing how you remember this tidbits?  :-)

Today, I had a late lunch at the Olive Garden with a group of friends.  I have never eaten so many courses before.  Good thing I only had that smoothie all day. Plus I took some of mine home.  It was fun to hang out with them.

We shared an appetizer:

 
Grilled Chicken Flatbread
Grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers and basil on flatbread 
crust with alfredo sauce and garlic spread.

And of course the Olive Garden's Never-Ending Salad Bowl and Breadsticks:

 
Garden-fresh salad and warm garlic breadsticks.
 
One friend and I both ordered this entree:
 
Grilled Shrimp Caprese
Grilled marinated shrimp served over angel hair pasta with melted mozzarella, 
fresh basil and tomatoes in a garlic-butter sauce.

Another person ordered this entree:

Parmesan-Polenta Crusted Chicken
Sautéed chicken breast topped with a toasted parmesan and 
polenta crust, served with stuffed ravioli filled with four
Italian cheeses tossed in a parmesan cream sauce.

I couldn't reach the other entree to photograph it.

Moving on to our drinks:

Strawberry-Mango Limonatas, Bellini Peach-Raspberry Iced Tea, 
and water, water, water!

A closer look at the Strawberry-Mango Limonata.  Doesn't it look delicious?

Then we had the nerve to order desserts:

Dolcini: :"Little Dessert Treats"
Strawberry & White Chocolate Cream Cake and 
Limoncello Mousse with Vanilla Cookie 

Zeppoli
Soft, traditional Italian doughnuts dusted with powdered sugar, 
served with chocolate sauce for dipping.

So now you know what I had for my late lunch with friends.  What will my dinner be?  Freshly squeezed air.  :-)

1 comment:

  1. wow, thats some good eatin! I have never been to olive garden. The food looks great. Crafting with food and friends sounds like a great day to me!

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