Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Let’s just say mine was action packed to say the least. From blog consulting, soccer registration, grocery shopping, house cleaning, deck designing, watching Masters Golf and of course eating some yummy food – the weekend was gone super fast.
On Friday, I had to work late into the night on a very big blog transformation. I have to say it was quite exciting and maybe one of the biggest changes I have worked on recently. Choosing Raw was the blog and Gena was going for a more professional look to incorporate her counseling practice as well as her blog. I have been working on the design and layout for quite some time and because of her “ONE” year blogiversary - she was ready for the switch.
Friday Night Sunset
As I was sitting on the couch, I looked out the windows and noticed a pretty view of the sunset.
Masters Golf and Zesty In Law Delivers
OK, let’s be honest… the masters final round was exciting. From great shots to missed putts – it was close until the last couple of holes. Tiger woods struggled with the flat stick and Phil Mickelson seemed to make everything in sight. Phil played great and really did deserve the “green jacket”. Let’s rewind for a second to Saturday night. As I was sitting on the couch watching the FOOD Network and eating some potato chips, the phone rang. It was zesty in law inviting the family over to watch the golf and have some snacks. I immediately signed up with a “Hell” yes and was excited to see what tomorrow would bring. The mention of “ribs and stuff” on the phone was enough to get me itching to get there. Did I mention I love ribs?
When you think of snacks and ribs – you think of small finger foods that are somewhat generic. Well lets just say this extravaganza was not generic. Here is a quick glance at the menu.
- Spicy Thai Shrimp
- Smokey BBQ Ribs with Molasses and Hoisin
- Pasta with Cream and Bacon
- Israel Couscous with Braised Lamb
There were other courses planned but everyone was so full. The food was amazing. The shrimp was so flavorful. The coconut milk balanced with the hot chilies was superb. I could have devoured this whole plate.
The ribs – well they are RIBS!! Super flavor and great texture.
The pasta was really nice. Can you really go wrong with cream and bacon? I think not. I took an extra large helping because I love this combination so much. The fresh herbs included parsley and basil as well as a little dry thyme. Delicious!
The final dish, I have to be honest I was excited to try as I have never tried Israel couscous and of course I adore lamb. After testing it, I was thrilled. Cleaned off the plate and kept smiling.
As you have already noticed, this post was not a traditional zesty post but I just felt that it was necessary to recap some exciting things from the weekend just past. Feel free to let me know your thoughts and comments.
Have a great Monday and I will see you all on Wednesday.