Hubby and I enjoyed a lazy morning on Saturday.
We kicked things off with breakfast - blueberry pancakes (with maple syrup), bacon, orange juice, and coffee.
After breakfast and some continued relaxation around hubby's mom's house, we took my MIL out to see Sherlock Holmes. I grew up loving all the Sherlock Holmes stories, books, and movies (or was it a TV show?), so I'm a big fan. This Sherlock was very different from the calmer, quieter one I remember growing up, but I still thought the movie was quite enjoyable.
Since internet access and computer access isn't as easy as it is at home, hubby and I headed in search of free wifi so I could get some blogging done.
We ended up at Barnes & Nobles where I noshed on a gingerbread soy latte and shared a blueberry scone with hubby. I was disappointed that the B&N didn't offer short cups. When I tried to order my drink "short" (aka what used to be considered a Starbucks-small), they said they didn't have shorts since they're "Barnes & Nobles." I'm pretty sure the cafe has "Starbucks" plastered everywhere (see it on my cup!?) and Starbucks carries shorts, but whatever.
They nicely heated up my blueberry scone since I was dining in. It was super good. The blueberry scones are a bit of an indulgence for me. I used to eat them a couple times a week till I learned how bad they are for you (calorie/fat-wise).
I loved the colorful artwork inside.
I kicked things off with the seasonal brew (which hubby helped me finish) - a Dogfish IPA - and some water.
Josh ordered deviled eggs for a starter and hubby and I split one. They were good - nice and creamy.
Hubby and I split an Arugula Salad (from the menu) - Pinenuts & Parmesan Reggiano with Lemon Vinaigrettte - $6
Now, I've had arugula salads before, but this one tasted so much better! I think it was the combo of the lemon vinaigrette and fresh parm. Yummers!
We got a couple pies to share:
White Pie (from the menu) - Ricotta, Fontina, Spinach, Carmelized Onions, Roasted Artichokes & Basil Pesto - with a whole wheat crust.
Very tasty combo. I had a quarter of this pizza. I didn't even miss the tomato sauce and thought the flavors went well together.
Bolognese (from the menu) - Pork & Beef Bolognese, Mushroom, Arugula, Roasted Peppers, and Parmesan Reggiano.
I loved this one, too. I had 1/8th of this pie. I thought the meat was nice and light and liked the arugula on top. I can't get enough shaved parm, too...mmm...
We ordered a Chocolate Tiramisu to split between the table. I've never seen a tiramisu served like this - very unique.
The flavor of the dessert proved to be delicious. I loved how this tiramisu had a chocolate-y twist.
So glad to have more friends in hubby's hometown! We had a blast and hope to get together again soon!