Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Nice Slow Sunday

Ah, back to the blog! The hubby and I have spent the last couple of days relaxing in Cincinnati with his cousin and his wife. We had a fantastic time! It's been a long, long time since we have been able to get away and do some fun things so we made the most out of our time with family.
We drove up on Thursday afternoon and got to Cincinnati around 6:45 that night. The hubby's cousin and wife took us to an amazing Mexican restaurant. I haven't been to one that good since I left Oregon! We had baskets of chips and salsa and margaritas and stayed for quite a while. On Friday, while the cousin's wife had to work, the rest of us went to Indiana to ski. Yes, that's right, Indiana. While it sounds far, it was about an hour from the cousin's house.
Being from the Pacific Northwest, the only places I have skied are mountains. The place we went in Indiana, Perfect North, is a hill where they MAKE snow and use bulldozers to push snow over the hill.
Perfect North, Indiana
Very interesting, as I had never heard of this concept. Perfect for a horrible, beginner skier like me but it didn't seem to have much to offer for advanced skiers like the hubby and his cousin. They had fun though. 
Later that night, we met back up with the cousin's wife and they took us to dinner at the most amazing Italian restaurant near their house. It was one of those places that you have to know is there, otherwise you might just drive on by. Their food was amazing though, homemade and fresh! I am so mad at myself though, I wish I had been thinking clearly and taken pictures of our plates before we completely devoured them because they were gorgeous!. I ordered the Frutti di Mare, which was clams, mussels, shrimp, and scallops tossed in a spicy tomato sauce with linguine. Heaven! I will have to go back just to take pictures of my plates next time!

Stefano's Italian Cafe, Middletown, Ohio
We drove back to Ashland late yesterday afternoon and we are having a relaxing Sunday today. I still haven't decided if I am going to tackle the grocery shopping today or tomorrow. I have the ingredients to make Spaghetti Carbonara tonight, so I might just stay home and do the grocery shopping tomorrow. After all, I came home to a Cooking Light magazine in the mail yesterday!

My Sunday morning! Cooking Light and coffee :)

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