Erin had a 2nd helping of Chicken-South-of-the-Border at almost midnight tonight. Then Clark talked her in to having some of his maple bar.
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Tonight we met Brandon, Lisa, and Beck and Lisa’s parents, Chuck and Joleen, for dinner at El Novillero, a Mexican restaurant in the south area. We went early, at 5 pm, but there was already a long line of people waiting to be seated. I think the last time I had been there was in November of 1994 and we used a picture taken there that year for our Christmas photo card.
Erin Chuck Clark Beck Lisa Joleen
I cut Brandon out of the picture on the far right, but you can see the arms of his spiffy new shirt from Colleen.
For our get-out-of-the-house-Tuesday outing we went to the Cheesecake Factory in Arden Fair, one of Erin’s favorite restaurants. Erin had a guacamole salad, which had a really tasty dressing on it. Afterwards, Erin held up well while we exchanged Clark’s wrong-size birthday presents.
When we were at Hoppy’s a couple of weeks ago, I was disappointed to learn that they no longer had the vegetarian gnocchi on their menu. But, tonight one of the week’s specials was the gnocchi! I was so excited, because I think their gnocchi was better than anything I had ever had in Italy. However, tonight the chef had added Jerusalem artichokes to it. They looked like sliced new potatoes, but were crunchy like jicama. Also, it was luke warm, so I brought half of it home to have hot tomorrow.
Afterwards, we drove next door to What’s the Scoop and picked up a quart of hand-packed Gunther’s ice cream. The new special was strawberry nutella, so I got that and jamoca almond fudge. Note the candle in Clark’s ice cream in the photo above.
Last night Clark and I celebrated a day early with his son Dan and wife Anne. They took us to Lou’s Sushi in midtown. I discovered a new item I will search for whenever I am at a Japanese restaurant: hamachi kama. It is the collar of yellow tail fish … absolutely delicious!!
Here is a link to a video of Paco skiing yesterday at Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor, MI. Paco, you look so cool! … Like an experienced skier.
Hope you can see this video of Tommy skiing with Steve yesterday. Barbara