Hello, friends! It’s been a minute. Let’s do a quick weekend review before I discuss an amazing dessert I finally made last night. Friday I may have eaten out twice… lunch at Panera and dinner at a new-to-us place called Enjoy! Panera was obviously delicious (Stawberry Poppyseed Salad, what?). Enjoy!, however, was quite disappointing. It was a little more fancy and pricey than we’re used to, but we were OK with that since we heard the food was great. I got the saffron risotto with chicken and asparagus, and Wayne got the lobster ravioli. First of all, the portions were quite small for the price. Wayne’s pasta was a little chewy, aka undercooked, and he ate the whole small plate in like 5 bites. My risotto was also a tad undercooked, and while the flavor was OK, it was sitting in a couple tablespoons of oil/grease. It was pretty much like glorified rice-a-roni. On a positive note, the service and bread basket were good!
Saturday we tried to find a farmer’s market that supposedly started, but it was nowhere to be found 😦 I was sad. Instead, we dropped some $$ at Cub on enough groceries for a few days until Wayne leaves yet again (note: we spent less on food for 3-4 days than we did on the meal at Enjoy!). He picked out what he wanted for dinner, and to no one’s surprise, it revolved around meat! I made cube steak with mushroom gravy and green beans. It was actually very tasty for just throwing it together. The picture is really bad, though, so I’ll spare you. Then, I made the best decision I’ve made in a long time. I decided to try some Banana Soft Serve. This stuff is ALL OVER the blogosphere, all the time. I’ve said before that I don’t like a dominant banana flavor in my smoothies, so I have always steered clear of the soft serve since it only has one ingredient: frozen bananas! Well, curiosity got the best of me and I threw some frozen banana slices into my mini food processor (along with some PB and a splash of milk to get it going). Let me tell you, people, my life has been changed. It barely tastes “banana-y,” but instead like light and fluffy ice cream! I’m not 100% sure who started the Banana Soft Serve movement. After googling, my best guess is that it came from Choosing Raw. Click that link for an awesome step-by-step tutorial and amazing description! Please correct me if I’m wrong about the originator!