Saturday night was such a fun night. Tim and I reunited with my roommate Katrina and her boyfriend Geoff. Is it still okay to call the girls my roommates even though I guess technically Tim is my roommate now? Even if it’s not okay, I’m still doing it. Sorry Tim?
Anyways, Katrina moved out of our old apartment at the beginning of August and I hadn’t seen her new place yet! #imabadfriend
Saturday Night Wining & Dining
We started the night out with some cheese and crackers. Smoked gouda and toasted whole wheat crackers from The Spirited Gourmet.
Trina and I chit-chatted in the kitchen while we prepped the side dish and the dessert. We all sampled Southern Tier’s Pumking Ale, which I thought would be more fun than it was. Gross. I did NOT care for that beer at all. I’ll stick to a Shipyard anytime.
Instead? We drank two bottles of wine. Highly recommend a bottle of Cab Sav from Eos Estate Winery. Especially if they are $8.99 from my new fav place.
Check out the rest of our “fall” dinner menu:
— Salad. Thank you Geoff, for your delicate serving skills!
— Herb Marinated Pork Tenderloin. Sorry to say it, but the pork was moist (ew) and delish! We followed this recipe that Tim found. Thank you, Tim, for handling the loins so well. Ha. In all seriousness, you gotta try this one. Loved the lemon flavor, although Tim thought it was too lemony. Follow amounts at your own risk!
— Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese and Toasted Pecans. Quite possibly my most favorite fall side dish ever. We followed this recipe, kind of…
And for a special treat, Trina made us apple pie… baked in the apples! She found the idea on Pinterest from this website and they came out SUPER cute.
Delicious too! Dessert tastes so much better when you eat well all week and can really treat yourself without feeling guilty about it. It also tastes better when served with ice cream and eaten with friends!
We had originally planned to head out to some bars in Patriots Place, but decided at the last minute to just stay in since we were having so much fun. Rest of the night was spent playing games, catching up, and testing out “our” room.
Thanks Katrina and Geoff for hosting a great night! Can’t wait to see you again soon.
Which dish above sounds like something you’d most like to try?
P.S. Don’t mind all my crazy picture effects. I know there’s no rhyme or reason to them and I’m being so inconsistent, but I’m still playing around with PicMonkey… clearly!
well, looks like I will be exchanging the bottle of Southern Tier’s Pumking Ale I bought last night! A bearded and self-proclaimed beer connoisseur named “Dan” at Marty’s Liquors highly recomended it! We’ll see what his second choice is for pumpkin ales. 🙂
haha oh no! You might end up liking it, it just wasn’t up my alley… I think it’s supposed to be “the best” because it’s actually brewed with pumpkin instead of cinnamon? But I say bring on the cinnamon!