Happy Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day! I want to take a minute to say thanks to my mother. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for her. She has inspired me in so many ways. Love you mom!
Any special plans for Mother’s Day? Tonight, I am going over to my parents. Were doing presents and take out. I can’t wait! Do you have any special Mother’s Day traditions?
I had a pretty low key weekend which is always nice. My next few weekends are jam packed: wine event, book club, bridal shower, wedding…and the list goes on. I will be sure to blog all my adventures.
This Saturday I joined my sister and a few of her friends for dinner and drinks. My sister had another coupon at Buca Di Beppo for $10 off off the entire meal. It’s funny cause I haven’t gone to Buca Di Beppo in years and then I ended up going twice over a few months.
Of course, bread to start. Why can’t I resist the bread. So warm and soft…just too good to pass up. I ended up having two pieces.
Between the fours of us, we split 3 small dishes. For starters, we decided to go with the salad we had last time.
Chopped Antipasto Salad
Diced pepperoni, red onions, pepperoncini peppers, cucumbers, provolone, feta and Gorgonzola cheeses, tossed with our fresh lettuce blend in our signature Italian vinaigrette.
Sautéed chicken breasts and fresh mushrooms in a sweet Marsala wine reduction
Tender chicken breast, prosciutto and peas with imported Italian spaghetti tossed in our creamy Alfredo sauce.
If these are the “small” dishes, what does the large look like?
Here is my plate. I ate salad first and didn’t take a picture (oops). I had about 2 cups of the salad.
The dinner plates they give you are so big they look like serving platters. Did you know they have done studies where if people are given larger plates, they will end up eating more. I guess it is common sense, but we can sometimes forget how the size of the plate can also affect our portion as well.
After dinner we went to a locals place in Vegas called Blue Martini. It is a fun bar. They have live music and outdoor seating which is so nice this time of year.
I ordered the Mango Martini and it was so good..not too strong.
I had to show you a picture of my sister’s drink. She ordered a “Blue Martini” and blue it was..and super strong. I thought it was funny cause it had a glow stick in it.