Sunday, April 27, 2008

Saturday Wrap-Up

This is what I woke up to Saturday morning.

Snow and a freezing 31 degrees.

This was not welcome for a few reasons. First off, it is the end of April and supposed to be SPRING. This feels more like March! Secondly, Saturday was my sister's junior prom. Snow isn't really what she had in mind when she picked out her dress. Oh the joys of living in Minnesota.

We were up quite early on Saturday because my sister had a hair appointment, Brody had a grooming appointment, and I went to the gym/bank/grocery store. I had a Kashi Peanut Granola bar before my workout and small latte afterwards.

While my sister was having her hair done, I got to work making a yummy filling breakfast. I needed to make a nutritious breakfast for her because she needed the energy for the long day. I chose to make Oatmeal Brulee. I saw this on Kath's blog the other day and it looked so good, that I just had to try it.

I followed her method except I added raisins instead of walnuts. It came out delicious, served with a drizzle of agave nectar. Renata loved it as well.

We had a busy afternoon filled with picture taking, fashion tape, makeup touch-ups, and beautiful dresses. My parents were sad that they missed her junior prom, but I emailed them pictures so they could "see" her on the big day. Here's one of the pictures of the cute couple.

By the time Renata was in the limo, on her way to dinner it was 5 pm. I was starving so I went to dinner with two of my good friends. We chose Bonfire, one of the only non-chain restaurants in the neighborhood. I have never been disappointed with what I order here, and last night was no exception. I started off with a glass of Pinot Grigio and some tortilla chips with guacamole and salsa. For dinner, I had a spaghetti with fire roasted shrimp, tomatoes, feta, and basil. I could tell it was drenched in butter, but I don't eat butter very often so it was fine. My friend was craving dessert and I never turn down dessert! The three of us split an amazing warm, deep dish chocolate chip cookie with vanilla bean ice cream and fudge.

All in all, it was a long saturday, but lots of fun.


VeggieGirl said...

Oh goodness, I feel terrible about your weather conditions (especially since I just posted photographs on my blog, displaying evidence of spring).

Oh my that Oatmeal Brulee looks FABULOUS!! I like that you added raisins instead of walnuts - yum!

Ahh, cute pictures!! Sounds like you had fun!!

Jill said...

Oh man, crazy Minnesota. I have a friend in Minnesota... his first winter there we tried to wear SHORTS like he does here (it's insane here, if it's below thirty I say no shorts!)

Looks like a fabulous time! Your sister is a cutey!

ashley said...

It's so cute how you're always taking care of your sister :) You day sounded so nice! (Usually does... :) And the dessert... mmm! I never turn down dessert, either!

Cassie said...

Oh that dessert sounds amazing!

but I feel bad complaining I was cold at the baseball game today when you have snow!

Alyssa said...

Ugh, I live in MN too. Don't you just love the weather? :P

Monica said...

Alyssa- where in MN do you live?