2.22.2008

Oh Dinner

Yes, I went to Cas.bah yesterday. I didn't end up getting what was most appealing to me, instead settling on the short rib ravioli with Swiss chard, oyster mushrooms, roasted shallots and gremolata. It was fair. The chef sent out an amuse bouche of a wild rice salad with diced shallots and a sliver of smoked salmon, served with a roasted red pepper sauce. My mouth wasn't terribly amused. Too much shallot.

The best part was the drink I ordered! It's been a while since I ordered a non-alcoholic beverage, but since I was headed back to church after dinner, I decided against alcohol. It's never hot to walk around church smelling like a whiskey still. My mom used to say that when I would come back home after going out. "You smell like a whisky still." In retrospect I ask, how, praytell, do you know what a whiskey still smells like? I love liquids. This drink was called an orange sunrise RoyRo.gers. YUM!! It had orange juice, something else and grenadine in the bottom. Delicious!! I could've drank those all day long.

This place didn't have fries so I wasn't tempted but they've been on my mind. I keep checking the date of Easter to see when Lent is over. I'm also breathing deeply and stocking up! The church class I went to gave us 4 books. Adding to the book backlog. I IMMEDIATELY felt the need to read another of the books sitting in my room unread or partially read. I am concurrently reading at least 4 books. One overwhelms or bores me, I go to the next and on and on. It's quite much! I want some food. I was telling fave roomie the other day I am always thinking about my next meal even while eating. The food has to be extraordinary for me to eat in the moment. It can happen, but if the food is just good, I'm thinking about the next thing I eat. I'm so internally fat and I love it. Oh yeah, yesterday I also started Joy's thing of just doing ab work when I think about it. LOVE! I figure at this rate I can start out with 150 crunches/day and work up to 1,000. Why not? New voice post!

16 comments:

BK said...

ok I couldn't get past the mushrooms *yuck*

but err its been a min I know..but I tagged you :) enjoy I'mcurious to read your answers!

X Factor said...

It's from Boomerang... my fave!

the joy said...

I commented before that you had an accent, but you still sound ultra fab, lol. Woo! Join the crunch train, lol.

Your food sounded good... Too bad it wasn't, lol.

Sparkling Red said...

I can't ever read just one book at a time. I have to have at least one fiction and one non-fiction on the go. And sometimes there's other catagories, like a funny book if the first two get too serious and I need a break from them. I could go on.

jameil1922 said...

bk... the mushrooms were good actually. i used to not be a shrooms person. you come back for the first time in months and try to put folk to work. hmph.

x... yay!! thanks!! i've only seen it once!!

joy... lol. my accent only really comes out around my mom and with certain words. i used to not have any accent until i moved here and rather than picking up their horrible one i decided to go back to my roots! lol def. too bad the food wasn't good!!

red... i dont' mind reading several books at a time but i usually like to only read one or at the most 2. usually if i read more than one, one gets neglected and sometimes not finished for a long long time. this one book i'm reading has a bit too much levity. i didn't know i was plummeting to bad chick lit status. i like chick lit as much as the next girl but this one... geez.

Stacie von Kutieboots said...

there was a lot going on in that meal! Less is more, guys! It applies to EVERYTHING!

4 books at once is... wow. I haven't touched my two. Its the weekend and I'm going to finish one and start another :-)

Vdizzle said...

Yaaay fries!!

X Factor said...

YOU haven't seen Boomerang but once? I can't imagine... aren't you th queen of bad Black movies? (Best Man, Love and Basketball, etc.) That was a throwback to the beginning of Toni Braxton's career; oh how the mighty have fallen!

Eb the Celeb said...

everyone is on this utterz thing... I'm still not convinced yet but I am getting weak in the knees about it

memphiz said...

you be serious about your food! lol when u going to start writing for food magazines?

Desy said...

your obsession with fries is INSANE...

does a baked potato count?...no...?

How bout potato skins?... not that either?

ummmm- potato chips?....

Ms. Cali Brwn said...

ummm yeah errr so you are so like my soul mate on the east coast ... im just sayin ... you had me rollin on the utterz ... i think there might be some spontaneous combustion if we were in the same room together ... I am completely thinking about giving in to the utterz but I refuse until I have a truly passionate topic ... I just like the word amuse bouche ... i think im done for now ...

jameil1922 said...

stace... maybe that's what it was. too much goin on.

v... don't taunt me.

x... i kind of hate you for saying that. its not like i'm watching tyler perry you jerk.

eb.. stop fighting it.

mem... hmmm... idk. i do want to do reviews like for a paper. i could absolutely do that.

desy... none of these count or are comparable.

cali... lol. amuse bouche is the best phrase ever. stop fighting it. 4/10 who commented today were down for the cause. don't fight that feelin.

Los Angelista said...

Aww, maybe next time you go the food will get five stars. Short rib ravioli is very creative sounding though.

I'm tired just thinking about 1,000 crunches.

I just wrote about book backlog too. It's bad over here in LA. I am WAY behind!

Rashan Jamal said...

You have quite the experimental palate. Thanks for the link, cuz I had no idea what gremolata was.

Amuse bouche...just funny in a 8th grade sense of humor kinda way.

LOL @ never hot to walk around church smelling like a whiskey still.

jameil1922 said...

liz... i figure i should give them another try but after i hit somewhere else first. there are plenty of other places here to try. 1k crunches can't be that bad if spread them out right? oh book back log!! why'd you remind me!? now i need to go get to reading again RIGHT NOW!!

rj... yes i do. it comes from years of food network and top chef. otherwise i wouldn't. you have to work your way up to it. now anything with beets i'm still against. if it has nuts in it i want you to omit them from mine. i'd heard of gremolata but i was looking it up for me, too! so you're welcome.

amuse bouche is so fabulous to say. ooh! voice post! and that's SO not hot.