Thursday, July 2, 2009

my long absence, some news, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

There's a lot to catch up on since my last post a hundred years ago. A lot happened. I kept meaning to post. And, I didn't. I guess I have writer's block. Lately, I have been feeling like I don't have anything interesting to post and am unsure the purpose this blog really serves. But, I guess for now, I've resolved to not caring if it's purposeless.

So, with that, on with today.

To kick off the three-day weekend, Josh and I decided to have date night on Thursday night. I have been craving grilled cheese forever, so we thought we'd check out Grilled Cheese Night at Campanille. I snapped a couple pics with my iPhone.

I ordered the Croquet Madame, a grilled ham and Gruyere cheese sandwich with a fried egg on top. It was delicious! The crunchy bread with the velvety egg yolk -- so good! That plus a stellar glass of red wine, I was a happy camper.

Josh ordered the regular grilled cheese with the onions and mustard. He was a little hesitant about adding the onions and mustard to a perfectly good grilled cheese sandwich, but after the first bite, he was converted.

Our sandwiches came with fries. Perfect texture and salty. Very good.

For dessert, we ordered a fruit cobbler. The ice cream was so creamy. It reminded me of the ice cream my Aunt in England used to buy that was all cream -- so rich and good.

Overall, we gave our experience at Campanille a big thumbs up.

In other news, I am on some sort of weird sewing kick all of a sudden. I have been learning to sew and have completed a few small projects. I may not seem like the domestic type (although, you may know that I love to knit), so I was as surprised as anyone with this new hobby. But, it's so fun! It's nice to be creative and make something that's actually useful! So, now you are prepared for some possible sewing posts in the near future.

Saving the best for last, the most exciting news as of lately is that my little sister, Bug, is engaged! Ajax popped the question last week, and my sis is already planning her spring wedding. I'm so thrilled for her and cannot wait for the big day!

With that, I'm out for now. I'll try not to disappear again for so long. ;)


angel said...

i missed your posts! :) have been dying to try grilled cheese night, and now i know i have to! congrats to your sis, too!! xo

Moviegirl20 said...

How exciting for Bug!
I've been craving grilled cheese for the last few days! Now I'll have to be sure to have some soon.

10yearstogether said...

I've never seen such an awesome looking grilled cheese sandwich before! Looks phenomenal! Cheers to date nights too - you're so lucky.

dapotato said...

yay for campanile's grilled cheese night. love it. and yay for hearing from you again!

congrats to your sis!

Winnie said...

Oooh that grilled cheese sandwich looks just like what I need right now. I can't sew anything to save my life . . . but that didn't stop me from buying 3 yards of fabric yesterday :)

wan-nabe said...

if i didn't already want to try campanile... :)

congrats to bug and ajax!

weezermonkey said...

Yay for Campanile grilled cheese! I want to go back and try every single one!

Yay for Bug!

Ashley said...

Yum! Those grilled cheeses look delish!

Nanette said...

I've never been to Grilled Cheese Night, but it's high on my list!!! Your pics are great!

Congrats to your sis!

Corey, Ashley and Ben said...

Jenny! I've missed you!! So, what have you been sewing?? I love to sew...I'm not that great at it and barely know enough to get myself successfully in and out of trouble most of the time but it is too fun! :) I miss you!!

amber said...

I love the Campanile grilled cheese with mustard and onions - so yummy!

Hey, guess who just got a machine for her b-day and it starting sewing class on Friday?! :D

SinoSoul said...

why do women love grilled cheese sammies so? sooo confused...