Friday we took the day off work to go downtown and have lunch. It was the last day of Chicago Restaurant week so we headed down to David Burke's Primehouse for one of the most delicious lunches ever! We started out with appetizers. Lobster Bisque with a Lobster Spring Roll for me and East & West Coast oysters for Adam. Followed by a dry aged New York Sirloin for me and a 28 day aged boneless Delmonico Steak for Adam. Dessert was Apple Cheddar Pie for me (granny smith apples, aged cheddar, salted caramel ice cream - INCREDIBLE) and Slice of Prime for Adam (layers of rich chocolate mousse, cake and fudge, s’mores ice cream). Yup, taking the day of work just to go out to a fancy lunch was SOOOOOOO worth it :)
To continue a weekend of fabulous food, last night we went to the Mitsuwa Marketplace and picked up $50 worth of sashimi to make our own sushi.
On this trey is:
- Seaweed Salad
- Unagi (eel - the cooked fish in front)
- Toro (tuna)
- Chutoro (the incredibly delicious fatty underbelly of the tuna, most expensive thing on the board, we ate in raw instead of in rolls)
- Real Wasabi Root - this is the first time we'd ever seen it in a store. It's EXTREMELY rare and when you can find it, it goes for $100/lb. We got about 2-3oz of it
Yum Yum Yum!!!
Tonight we are making Mussels in wheat beer.
As hard as it may be to believe we did do other things than just eat this weekend. I'd been wanting to hang a pegboard in my craft room for quite some time and I finally got around to going out and getting the stuff. I'm so thrilled with it!
Also, I don't think I ever showed you guys this desktop organizer thing I got. I picked it up around Christmas time from JC Penny's - it was on mega clearance for about $70 or something (originally $300) and it was the exact size to fit my desk. I totally love it, all of my essentials are right in front of me (black, white, kraft, and glossy cardstock, PTI stamps, coloring utensils, etc.)
A closer view of the pegboard
We screwed a curtain rod to the top of the pegboard to hold my punches (I didn't think it would fill up so fast...)
The main reason I wanted the pegboard was to hang up all my flat things like alphas and stickers and rub-ons. I previously had them on one of those Clip-It-Up things but I was just not a fan, this will make it much easier to page through my goodies. I haven't decided what will go in the wire basket I fastened to the board yet.
Let me know if you have any questions about anything :)