Thursday, April 26, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

                What does one blog about when she hasn’t really done any serious cooking or dining out lately? Well, first things first, she needs to get her booty back in gear and head to the cucina and on the el telephono to make some reservations! But in the meantime, she will keep you up to date on where she’s been and what she’s been noshing on….

                1. Bahama Breeze- a chain seafood/Caribbean restaurant that offers fresh grub in a cool, relaxing and upbeat atmosphere. I had the veggie sandwich on pressed Cuban bread- great and Matt had the cheeseburger-great as well. What I really liked about this place was their side dish offerings; I had a tomato salad but was tempted with other options as well. (Woodbridge)

                2. Wegmans Take-Out: With a homemade cheese platter done by yours truly, lol, their gourmet mini pizzas were a perfect main course on a lazy Friday evening. We went with the white & spinach and sausage pies. I would buy the ladder again, as I felt the sausage tasted a touch too spiced. (Woodbridge)

                3. Klee's Bar & Grill- Oh, what a family favorite. We started with their roasted wings, which were a special of the night, and they were suburb. Sizzling hot on a cast-iron pan is how they showed up and before the pan even had a chance to cool down, we were done with them! I went with my old standby, the chicken BLT wrap while my Dad had the Cajun Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Mine was awesome, especially their battered, ridiculously-crispy fries served with. Dad’s sandwich was tasty too. And man, the heat that sandwich packed could win awards, I’m sure. (Seaside Heights)

                4. Bar Masa: This was a late birthday night dinner for Hubby and I. Located in Columbus Circle, the place sparkles with expertise. We ordered calamari to start and split 2 sushi rolls for dinner. The calamari was decent, nice jalapeno salt to add pizzazz but the price tag wasn’t worthy of the portion. The spicy tuna roll was excellent as was the Alaskan king rab California roll sans Tobiko. (NYC)

                5. Cafe Rustica: Although a Baptism luncheon was why we were there, the food was delicious enough to enter the blog! The fried calamari was better than any I’ve had in awhile, while the eggplant antipasti was char grilled and fresh with flavor. The bread, served atop a cutting board, was itself a meal too. I had a dish of shrimp & scallops in a tomato cream sauce over basil  fettuccine  and Matt had the Penne Vodka. Both were exceptional. My pasta was cooked to a perfect al dente, not to mention the seafood was tender and plentiful. (Basking Ridge)

And if you’re wondering what else this household has been consuming, I can basically break it down to 3 things:

1. Pasta sautéed with whatever remains in refrigerator drawer, if we’re lucky I was able to scrounge up some frozen shrimp or sausage to add in

2. Pizza: always frozen dough in the freezer that I let defrost and rise all day, then again, hit the refrigerator drawer remnants for toppings

 3. Wraps/Sandwiches/Paninis: you name it, we put it between some sort of carb and call it a day!

1 comment:

  1. yes.... klees was a great comfort meal.always good.:)