I had the most fabulous birthday weekend. My husband pulled a couple surprises for me, and I got to see a lot of people I love. All in all one of the best weekends I have had in a long time. Friday on my actual birthday my husband had two dozen red roses waiting for me when I woke up. Then that evening he took me out to dinner,and gave me new earrings. He made reservations at one of my favorite restaurants, Buggattis Ristorante. We enjoyed a leisurely (and delicious I might add) dinner and bottle of Italian Pino Gris. We started the meal with Bruschetta, that had a perfect blend of grilled como bread, garlic, roma tomatoes, shallots, basil, and balsamic vinager. Next I had a salad called ‘Misto’ which was mixed greens, mesclun, pear, walnuts, gorgonzola, and balsamic vinaigrette. For my main course I had veal with roasted peppers, perfectly crisp green beans, mashed potatoes all smothered in a creamy marsala sauce. We finished dinner with their specialty of the night…it was a triple layer cheesecake with caramel sauce and toffee covered nuts.
After our three hour dinner (That might be a record for us! Must take advantage of quiet relaxing dinners as much as possible!) We decided to go to the movies and saw Snow White and the Huntsman.
After that we came home and I crashed…I had worked the night before and was running on only two hours of sleep. But it was worth it. The next day we met up with my dad and step mom for lunch, and I decided to try a little bakery/cafe that I had never been to in McMinnville, called the Red Fox. We were all pleasantly surprised how delicious there sandwiches tasted! The atmosphere was really relaxed too, and it worked out great for the kids. Fresh baked bread really is the best, and they had a big chewy macaroon along with the sandwiches. And the prices were not bad either. I tried the Turkey with Smoked Gouda and Granny Smith Apples on Buttermilk Golden Raisin Bread and I loved it!