Friday, January 15, 2010

Yummy Dinner

I'm sitting here typing with a slight wine AND food hangover; but it's well worth it.  The wine hangover would be from guzzling the whole bottle directly from bottle, you know, with no glass, slowly sipping an entire bottle of my favorite wine; Bramble Berry!  It tastes like fruity grape juice and it's super delicious.  It's a local wine from the Finger Lakes Region (in NYS) but you can buy it online here. Believe me when I say that $10.00 has never tasted so good.

For food, the BF made a delicious meal that we both enjoyed!  I actually took pictures but will have to upload them this weekend.


-Delicious Salad
-Fresh tilapia marinated in a buttery garlic sauce and cooked on his grill (LOVE!)
-Sauteed zucchini and squash in some kind of a tasty seasoning
-Fresh garlic bread from Wegman's grocery store (If you have never been to a Wegman's, I suggest you put it on your list of things to do in this life.  They are amazing.  Check out their Web site to find the closest store to you.)
-M&M cookies (The frozen kind that kids' sell for fundraisers and you just pop them in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.)  The BF had bought some from one of his co-workers and hasn't touched them; so I enjoyed WAY TOO MANY COOKIES all by myself and continued to drink wine and watch Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. (I believe this is where the food hangover comes from).                 

(The BF and I at the beach in October; life is so much better with a tan, isn't it?)                                                                                                                                

We also talked some more about our future and his job hunting.  It's pretty intimidating because I am really happy with my life where I am right now and I love being by my family.  Unfortunately, he hates his job (with good reason) and is putting in his notice next week.  Fortunately, he has found a practice that he can work at part-time, which will give him more time to focus on his job search and travel around to do interviews.  When I say I am happy here, that doesn't mean I'm not open to moving.  I don't particularly love where I live primarily because of the weather and it's not the greatest city for young professionals; but my family is here and so is his.  It is making this job hunting slightly overwhelming, but we do know that we want to stay together and if we do move, head towards a warmer climate. 

Right now he's pretty focused on the Southern VA area (which go figure, we have never been to) as well as the Denver, CO area (because he did a one-year residency there two years ago and fell in love with the mountains).  Funny thing is, Denver probably isn't the warmest place, but he likes to remind me that it's ALWAYS sunny.  Do you see how slightly unfocused and overwhelming this job search is?  Any advice on great places to live as young professionals would be great.  His license isn't valid in North Carolina.  If it was, we would probably be looking at the Wilmington area.  So many variables. . .

I know it will all work out and we have a lot to be thankful for and we are blessed that we have options.  While I think about how fortunate we are, my heart goes out to the people of Haiti.  I pray that they receive the help they need to pull them through this horrible time.

~Dining Diva


  1. wow, that sounds like a perfect night to me...I love cooking a good dinner and drinking wine! sounds yummy. As far as moving is concerned just focus on the positive things like how happy you are together and are going to move together...and you get to become so much stronger while doing so. The hardest part of me moving 5 hrs away was my family...but I'm fine with it now...the time you do get to spend together is very cherished! good luck...keep us updated!

  2. Hi sassy girl! You know a place that is very warm and sunny most of the time, the lovely Lone Star State of Texas, which will be my home in about 5 months! hehe I dont think where I am moving is the best area for young professionals!! But I will be moving around every 4 years and it would be soo much fun if someday we lived closeby and it wasnt in NY lol Anyways, try not to stress and worry and enjoy looking up all the different places and opportunities together!! Cant wait to see you on Saturday!!

  3. Hey! That buttery garlic sauce sounds yummy!! Did you make it or buy it?

  4. Sounds like a delicious dinner! And I shall have to try that wine...

    My prayers are with those in Haiti too - what a tragedy =0(

  5. Wow, if you want a warm place then I say Texas. Looks like we will end up in Colorado as well though, M is set on it!


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