I kept the dinner plans this past week VERY flexible. My sister was in town for a conference, and we had kickball after work so I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of time in the kitchen.
Bret, my sister and I went to White Dog Cafe for a special beer dinner featuring Sly Fox! There was a LOT of confusion along the way, but then everything worked out and we had a great time!
For some reason not only did they accidentally lose my reservation, but they seated me in the non-beer dinner section! Woops! We didn’t miss much when we finally got seated in a big booth.
We had four courses that were each paired with a Sly Fox Beer. The manager of the restaurant and a representative from Sly Fox gave a short description of each item we had on the menu. We had a really nice time. My favorite beers were the Saison Vos and the Instigator Doppelbock. And I enjoyed everything on the dinner menu! Restaurants that are locally sourced are always my favorite. Thanks to Jennifer for taking the super artistic photos!
|Truffle Potato Parmesan Soup, Smoked Bluefish Rillette on Brioche, Coriander Crusted Seared Tuna with Saison Vos
|Braised Pork Pierogies with Phoenix Pale Ale
|Aztec Chocolate Mousse Cake with Pughtown Porter
|All four Sly Fox beers!
I’m really excited that I’ve signed up for the 30 Day Smoothie Challenge at Simple Green Smoothies, which just started up this month. I know that there is NO way I’m going to be consistent enough to eat a smoothie every single day, but I’m really excited about giving it a go!
I’ve been pretty nervous about making green smoothies with my basic Osterizer blender, and I was getting close to spending a couple several hundred bucks on a Vitamix…but let’s hold off and see how this works!
It was recommended to start with the Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie, so here we go!
|Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie!
I was really surprised at how easily the spinach blended. That was no problem. Then I had to figure out how the heck to cut a mango! But everything worked out really well. Frozen pineapples are awesome, and keep the smoothie cold! While there are some mango chunks that I can taste, I’m really happy with my first green smoothie!
Now I just need to buy some nice containers to keep the smoothies so that I can take them to work! I tried one of my buddy’s green smoothies at work last week and it really gave me a lot of energy. I’m so excited that I’m finally taking the plunge into the green smoothie world!
Sunday 4/6: Healthy Grilled Chicken Spinach Stack from Live, Run, Sparkle. I just have to try it! Maybe I’ll make Brussels sprouts on the side as well.
Monday 4/7: Grilled chicken and pasta with vegetables.
Tuesday 4/8: Turkey meatballs with whole wheat spaghetti and spinach side salad.
Wednesday 4/9: Barbecue chicken with spinach salad.
Thursday 4/10: Pork chops with brown rice and mixed vegetables.
Friday 4/11: Tilapia, potatoes, and mixed vegetables.
Saturday 4/12: We’ll be out doing a bar crawl in Conshohocken…so we’ll see what kind of food we’ll be eating then!
What’s on your menu this week? Have you ever gone to a dinner/beer tasting event? What’s your favorite green smoothie?