I haven’t made a post about food in a while and I thought I should change that. Tonight I made Shrimp Alfredo. I made the sauce from scratch with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Then I sautéed some shrimp with garlic and tossed in some spinach. I cooked some linguine pasta. Baked some garlic bread and that is it. Pasta night at home in the kitchen. No Olive Garden needed. Also oddly enough I got suckered into buying a pasta maker from tv today. Hopefully that comes soon and I can start making bomb homemade pasta noodles yum.
Today was my birthday and while I couldn’t celebrate with my family like I usually do I still had a good time. I found this restaurant in Annapolis that had Italian food and it was great. There was no one there when I arrived and I sat at the bar area. The bartender was great and very attentive. I got a appetizer, soup, entrée, and desert. I ate everything and left no crumbs lol. For and appetizer I got these baked stuffed oysters with spinach, cheese and bacon. A crab bisque soup. I asked for lobster but it was definitely crab in the bowl so I don’t know really which one it was either way it was great. A seafood pasta entrée with lobster, crab, and shrimp. And then this chocolate mousse type cake with hazelnut ice cream I think( the waiter gave it to me since it was my birthday so I didn’t ask a lot of questions). All in all even though it was a different type of birthday due to COVID I am just happy and blessed to see another year. The restaurant was Osteria 177.
There was literally no one there but me and the waiters for like the first hour lolol.
I once again remembered to take a picture of dinner tonight. My family and I love seafood and recently I have been trying my hand at cooking it myself. I went to Costco last week and I saw some clams which I love so I bought some and cooked it for MYSELF. But ended up sharing it with two others. Therefore I had to go and get some more of course and pick some mussels along the way. So I cooked some more for the THREE of us. It was once again very delicious.
I am always cooking dinner and trying new things but I always forget to take a picture. But I actually remembered tonight. I made steak and shrimp with mushrooms and onions. The sides were whole grain rice and quinoa and fresh spinach. P.S don’t mind the paper plate I hate washing delicious. Am I the only one?(It was very delicious btw)
So today I was at work and I had a strong craving for some eggrolls. Now I had been wanting some for the last couple of days and I decided to Google some places around my job to get some. Now the only place I could find was a few minutes walk away and they had 6 mini shrimp egg rolls for $6.50. Now I get to this establishment and there was a takeout window, where they were not even letting you inside and and you had to stand outside in the freezing cold and pick up your order. Then I get the receipt and it was $7 some change. I use my card and there was a 15% tip box that I checked and all together it was $8 some change. Now I get back to my job and is very much disappointed in the egg rolls I see. Now I know it was mini egg rolls but this was honestly so small about the size of my pinky finger and needless to say was gone in a couples seconds. Anyway I was telling one of my customers about the experience and just chatting it up. Then at the end of the transaction he gives me $12 and is like this is for your lunch so you can get something different tomorrow. Now here where the problem comes in, I am at a bank and under no circumstances are we allowed to take cash gifts from customers (especially right in view of camera). So I try to tell him I can’t take it and he of course shakes his head and walks away. Now usually when these situations occurs (it has happened to me a few times working at the bank)I just re deposit it back into the clients account. He did not have an account and so I basically ended up having to give it to the bank in essence. Therefore this brought on a bittersweet feeling, but alas working at the bank if I don’t have my integrity, what else do I have? Moral of the story if you want to tip the bankers give them a gift card. Or buy the actual food😪😪