Another week down with no baby. C’mon little one- I’m getting so excited about cooler weather and want to share it with you… not to mention I’m getting pumped about fall fashion. If you haven’t checked out the comment’s on Friday’s fashion post, you definitely should. I didn’t know there were so many fashionistas out there and I am excited to start wearing real clothes again, thanks to your help!
FYI: it looks like scarves are the winning accessory.
Moving on… another week as a family of two means another date night come Friday. It’s a little treat that keeps my spirits up. This week we tried out another new place, Choplin’s Restaurant in Cornelius, NC.
I chose this place because it’s locally owned and has a commitment to local farms. Very cool.
My only struggle was not giving the stink eye to all the people around us sipping on big, beautiful bottles of red wine. 😉
We started with the Hot Crab & Spinach Fondue.
It arrived it a hot skillet and with a full loaf of bread. Thick, creamy, filling and yummy! Success.
Hubbs loves bread-based appetizers, but I knew the dish that I was dying to try. A spinach salad with fried goat cheese nuggets!
Though the salad was heavily dressed, it tasted fresh and the goat cheese nuggets lived up to my expectation. Creamy and warm on the inside, crunchy on the outside. Goat cheese nuggets = my favorite food.
We both ordered entrees. Hubbs had tilapia and shrimp in a cream sauce and I chose the seafood linguine with scallops, sea bass and shrimp in a red cream sauce.
Hubbs’ dish was delicious. So flavorful and the shrimp were perfectly cooked! Mine, unfortunately, was bland and the seafood was mushy after being under a pile of pasta and sauce.
I didn’t end up eating more than a bite or two, and when the waitress noticed, I hesitantly told her my thoughts. This was so difficult because I truly hate complaining. To my surprise, they took the whole dish off the meal. Truly, it wasn’t what I was trying to do, and was quite impressed with Choplin’s commitment to serving great food.
Friday date night was a lot of fun and those carbs served their purpose the following day when Hubbs ran in the WARRIOR DASH!
Have you ever been to one of those events? It’s pretty cool!!
It’s an all-weekend-long field party with beer, turkey legs and a 5k race full of obstacles. I’m definitely finding one to run in next year!
Oh yeah, I was there, too. Here’s proof:
What? I consider being 9 months pregnant to be ‘special needs’ 😉
Do you ever complain about food in restaurants?
Ever run in or seen a Warrior Dash?
Did you like it?