Sunday, October 09, 2011

Almost as controversial

Boy do I LOVE three day weekends! Sooooo nice. After a tough week of work and getting up early, it was nice to have these days off.

Friday we celebrated LL's mother's birthday by taking her and her husband to our favorite local sushi restaurant, Roll-a-Palooza. While her mom likes sushi, her dad is not a fan. However, we ordered stuff he could try (shrimp tempura and such), but he also tried some of the nigiri and claimed to have enjoyed it. The food there is soooo good and the owners are so nice, it makes it an easy call when we're in the mood for sushi.

Saturday brought a day of shopping where I ended up buying all the stuff! LL didn't buy anything, but she enjoyed shopping. After going to a few of "my" stores, I hit the driving range to try out my new golf swing and grip, which resulted from a lesson earlier in the week. Then I went back and shopped a bit more with LL. It was an exhausting day!

Sunday brought church and then a trip to The Maple Tree Inn in Blue Island for their annual softshell-crab fest. It was pretty fantastic and we were joined by our friends Tom and Lynn. A good time and good meal was had by all.

From our wedding left to right: Dave, Mary, Tom and Lynn.


alexis said...

that's quite the gourmet weekend! Sushi and softshell crabs. Are they soft because they are young or is it a separate species all together?

terri said...

You went shopping and LL bought nothing? I find this fascinating. I wonder how she did it?

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

Oh, Alexis, according to Wikipedia:
Soft-shell crab is a culinary term for crabs which have recently molted their old exoskeleton and are still soft. They are mostly blue crabs.

I'm not sure Terri. She went in and out of a ton of stores, but just wasn't up for anything. It's a mystery!