Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quote and Food

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
- author unknown

Running errands yesterday, I saw that one of my favorite restaurants, Buddha's Belly, was promoting a Happy Hour from 4:00-7:00 for $4.00. Since The Boys and The Husband were off at a special event, and Sophie was happy at home with a caregiver, I was able to sneak away at 6:00 with my friend D for Happy Hour, probably the first time I've gone to a Happy Hour in oh, twenty-five years or more? I had a mint-mashed mojito, made with some kind of Asian liquor and the smallest bit of sugar. Sipping the drink, we nibbled on a few small plates of food, a strange combination but each was perfect. Sweet potato fries were crisp and red, sprinkled with coarse salt and dipped into a mild ketchup and wasabi-spiked thousand-islandish sauce. We had cold spring rolls, rice paper-wrapped chicken and slivers of vegetables that we dipped into soy and chili sauce. We finished a plate of chicken potstickers that were crisp and floppy all at once, delicious dipped into an acidic soy sauce. I ran my finger around the inside of my glass when I finished the drink, scooping up the crushed mint leaves and licking them off my fingers.


  1. That sounds absolutely perfect. I'm so glad you were able to have that break!!

    Thanks for your sweet comment about my profile of Shari.

  2. I feel as if I had been there myself. And I enjoyed it!

  3. a serendipitous moment .... how wonderful!

    p.s. about surfing .... it's cuz you're a mermaid at heart ;)

  4. It sounds just like what the doctor ordered. Were he or she a very wise doctor, that is...

  5. That sounds delightful! Yum.

  6. I just finished dinner, but my mouth is watering at your description! So glad that you had a "girls' night out!"



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