Monday, November 26, 2012

Comfort Foods

Todd and I have established a tradition of celebrating each other’s accomplishments with a night out at a favorite restaurant. It’s something that we both look forward to. The week before Thanksgiving, I had to present some financials to an auditor during our annual audit at work. It’s something I never look forward to, and I’m always happy and relieved when it’s over. So Wednesday (11/14) night, after my financial presentation went well at work, we went out to have dinner at Urban Solace, our favorite modernized American comfort food. 

I always think that the big mural of Will Farrell’s Anchorman behind the bar is so funny.

Todd got the Farro Sauté with creamy farro, veggies, smoked tomatoes, and grated parmesan.

I got the chicken & dumplings, which I also got on my birthday.

Afterwards, we walked over to Heaven Sent Desserts and got a couple of slices of cake. We got the chocolate trinity cake.

And the pumpkin spiced cake.

Both were delicious, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the chocolate trinity cake. Of course, our eyes were bigger than our stomachs, so much of the pumpkin spice cake had to go home with us for the next day.

Another one of our favorite comfort foods is chili. Todd makes a great chili using the All-American Chili recipe from Cooking Light. We made that chili on Sunday 11/18 and brought it over to our friends AJ & Meera’s place to eat and watch the Chargers game together. Chargers lost, but the chili kept us warm. Here are all the spices and dry ingredients going into the chili.

And the chili cooking on the stove.

As usual, I loved hanging out with AJ & Meera. You know you’re hanging out with good friends when you can totally be yourself and you feel super-comfortable sharing thoughts.


Blessed with good food and good friends. Can’t ask for much more. :)

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