Monday, December 3, 2012

A Sweet Weekend

Friday Night:

We had some of our good friends, Jack & Dani over for a celebratory dinner.
They just found out they are pregnant.
We are so excited for them!

I served Wild Mushroom Risotto, Braised Spinach & Seared Scallops.
For dessert we had a traditional Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream.

We all had such a wonderful night & were completely stuffed!

We had an incredible date night.
We dined out at


For an app we had..
Buttermilk Biscuits, Local Honey, Sweet Potato Butter & Sweet Cream Butter.
My main course..
Smoked Pork Chop, Garlic & Scallion Garlic Fries, & Pickled Okra
For dessert..
Pumpkin Pie Bunt Cake with Chocolate Bourbon Glace 
This was our first time at The Steel Pig and it did not disappoint. 
We will definitely be frequent customers.
I cannot believe it took us this long to try it out!

After the most delicious dinner, we walked around downtown looking at gorgeous Christmas store fronts. & then saw a local production of "A Christmas Carol" at The Temple Theater

It was such a fabulous performance, we cannot wait to go see "The Swinging Cowboys" in January.

It was such a blissful date with the Love of my Life.

We finished up our Christmas shopping in Raleigh.
We are officially done, all the gift are wrapped & tied up with string.
We finished off the weekend with snuggles & Christmas movies.
A PERFECT weekend, I tell ya.

Later this week, look for a post on our Christmas decor & an amazing holiday give away!

Have a great week!


  1. Yummy! My mouth is watering. Looks delish!!!

  2. What a great weekend and all that food looks yummy! :)

  3. Your dinner looks delicious!! Are you going to post on your risotto? I would love to have the recipe! It looks delicious too! The Christmas movies and shopping looks like so much fun too! So glad you found me, I am following you too!

  4. All of that food is making me hungry, and I just ate dinner an hour ago! Risotto is my favorite "fancy" food to make. So much effort, but totally worth it!

  5. What a great weekend! All that food is making me hungry! Aren't date nights the best?!

  6. Love the pics but it just makes me want to see ya'll more for Christmas and it is not just your Cooking!!! Have been watching the Hallmark Channel alot lately and your Blog reminded me of "It's a Wonderful Life". Love you!

  7. PERFECT weekend! I want to come hangout with you, ha ha!

  8. Omg my mouth is watering! Yum!

  9. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop on Handling with Grace!

    that does sound like an AMAZING weekend!! that food looks AMAZING!

    Following you via my google blog reader :-)
    Def enjoyed this post! Please feel free to stop by my blog if you have time :-)

  10. Um...I'm coming to your house for dinner. Steel Pig looks good too, though ;) Congrats to your friends!


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