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)
December 10 2020: I dreamed about a girl named Rakia. I went to high school with her and she was a teenage mom. In the dream I was in school again and we were in class together but then she transferred schools and transferred back again. I was going to school in the city and I would stop at Peet’s every morning for breakfast.
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😪😪
I went to a new restaurant today called Oki bowl for lunch. I order some octopus legs and a Tomyum bowl. They sold ramen and rice bowls. It was very delicious. The noodles was immaculate. It had these nice big prawns in there already and I order some pork belly on top. The broth was nice and hot and there was a lot in the bowl. I had it for lunch and was so full I didn’t eat dinner. They also packed the noodles and broth separately which was great so nothing got soggy or swollen. I have eaten calamari before and like that, but octopus is a little different I guess it was very chewy which I don’t mind but it was not a lot in the dish. I ordered it as takeout. It was very much a hole in the wall type restaurant. Also I wonder about parking(I walked there from somewhere else)