Friday, January 25, 2013


Tonight I had a date. A real date. I can’t remember when I had one last. Yes, we’ve traveled with Farm Bureau a good bit over the past year, and we’ve gone out to nice restaurants, but going out from home to the places I love happens so rarely.

It was great. We met a Farm Bureau YF Committee couple at one of my very favorite places to eat – Downtown Grill.

I had my usual. And I use that term loosely. I think the last time I made it up to Downtown Grill was three years ago. But I ate what I used to eat when I used to go there. And it was so good.

My favorite is the goat cheese and cranberry stuffed filet. Yum. I use steak to mop the extra goat cheese off of the plate. Oh. My. And I had the vanilla bean cinnamon ice cream pie with graham cracker crust and honey amaretto drizzle. Oh yes. My meal was divine.

And I even had a drink while I was out! An amaretto sour. My favorite. It had been about two years since I had a drink. It’s just not our thing around here.

Even better though was spending time with our great friends -- fellow farmers, parents, and a fellow RN / ICU nurse. We had a great time catching up and laughing. It was a great night.

downtown grill

(And Leighton took a bottle for Gigi like a good boy. And Blair ate a good supper at Mexican. Yay.)