Nicholas took a r-e-a-l-l-y great nap this afternoon, not waking up until almost 6 pm, so that kind of skewed the rest of the evening’s plans a bit. We had decided to go to buy new bikes for The Husband and me, using a gift certificate he got as part of a bonus from work (nice, huh?). Made the mistake of going there first before dinner, and since we didn’t get out of there until after 7:30, motivation was waning for actually cooking dinner, so we ended up stopping at Chilis.
Haven’t been to Chilis in awhile and always forget about it. With figured with it being later, we’d be fortunate enough to miss the weekend crowd and we were right. I had their Asian-Style Lettuce Wraps – delicious. I’d love to try making something like that at home. Served with Boston Bibb Lettuce leaves on the side, you load up the lettuce leaf with a spicy mix of seasoned chicken, julienned carrots and fresh herbs, and then top it with a soy-based sauce or a peanut sauce (my favorite). The chicken was a little too spicy for my taste, but I managed. It also had those crispy thin Japanese noodle things – you know, the ones that are used as toppings sometimes. Anyone know what they’re called? I was all set for a Mudslide with dinner, and was disappointed with theirs and sent it back. It wasn’t frozen and was lukewarm at best. Maybe I’ll try my hand at making some at home this week – anyone have a tried-and-true recipe they’d like to share?
Had dinner all planned to cook for tonight, so that’s shifted to tomorrow. My Strawberry Sangria (perfect for this crazy heat we’re still in the grips of), a Cheesy Beer and Spinach Dip to start and then homemade pizzas. The pizzas are going to be a Buffalo Chicken one and a Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato one, so tune in for those recipes tomorrow. I’m hoping with the Cheesy Beer and Spinach Dip, I might be able to sneak a few green veggies into the, ahem, boys in the house.