Because I don't really have any photos, this post will be pretty wordy. We have gone out to dinner a few times in the last week or two so I'll tell about that, plus trips to Wegmans and BJ's Wholesale.
Last Thursday we went to The Hillside Inn, a beautiful old mansion in Wyoming. We eat there on occasion and always have a good time. It's vegetarian friendly and they use local, fresh ingredients. Anyway, this night I ordered the chicken linguine special, hold the chicken. I had seen others eating it and it looked good. Linguine with veggies and a white wine sauce. When it arrived it was in a small bowl, not like what I had seen others eating. It was good but really more like an appetizer portion. Fail. I finished that off and still hungry, ordered a side of sweet potato fries. I've had these before too, as a side with a sandwich and they were plentiful. This time, there was maybe 6 or 7 on the plate? Fail #2. So I was pretty shocked when we got the bill and my 'entree' was $19.99. WTH. Maybe I could justify that price with the larger portion, with the chicken and maybe a salad with it? But for the size I got? No way. And the small side of fries? $3! Sigh. I really should have said something but we were with some other people and although both items were disappointingly small, they WERE good. And I have had other meals there that were great so I just went home and had some pita chips and hummus and was finally full. Did I mention I was still hungry when I left the restaurant?? And have I mentioned that, because I don't eat meat or dairy, I can eat a LOT? Anyway, if you are ever in the area, you should definitely check it out. It's historic and also haunted!
The other night we were down in Chaffee, where I romantically bought my husband a new chain saw for Valentine's Day. And then he romantically bought me dinner, at The Hearth. It was our first time there in like a decade, and it was wonderful. He got the beef on weck. I wanted to steal the roll it came on, it was heavily encrusted with seeds and salt. Mmm. I ordered the Pasta Primavera, described on the menu as such...
"Fresh Garden Vegetables are sauteed and tossed in our own special garlic and oil sauce and served over imported fettuccini"