Sailin' in the South Pacific

I've had a busy few days with the last of the birthday celebrations (thanks everyone for the fab gifts! can't wait to start my garden!) and, of course, Valentine's Day, my second most favorite holiday of the year.

We spent the day-o-love having brunch at Pomegranate in Redmond where we indulged in far too many good treats including the chocolate-orange brioche french toast with spiced whipped cream and the Firebread Breakfast with sautéed spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, scrambled eggs topped with white cheddar AND chopped fresh basil. I swear, the BF's french toast was cut two inches thick! It was more like a dessert than a breakfast, but oh so good none the less!

We also watched a bit of the Olympics and closed the day feasting on New York strip steaks from the new butcher down the street, Bill the Butcher (clever, I know). I also tried my hand at making sage-butter sauce for our gnocchi, which turned out pretty good and was easy to make! I also discovered that after boiling my gnocchi, throwing them in a hot pan with a bit of olive oil to crisp them up makes them a million times better. Ah, the little things in life!

After a weekend of indulging, it was back to a short week of work, which included a trip to the 5th Avenue Theatre to see South Pacific with my gal pals. What a fab show! I think I had the song 'I'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair' stuck in my head for the rest of the night. Looking forward to seeing our next few shows including Legally Blonde next month. It's really such a treat being able to see shows like that for such a good price! Anyone under 30 should look into the 5th ticket packages; they are an awesome deal!