Easter Sunday was super fun for me. I was able to wear an African outfit (pictured above) because the weather is getting better. But that’s not what made Sunday super fun. After church, we went to an Italian restaurant called Olive Garden
to eat. In case you haven’t noticed, food means fun to me. One of my favourite chefs is a beautiful Italian lady called Laura Vitale
. She made me fall in love with Italian food so I couldn’t wait to try out what they had on the menu.
We started off with bread sticks and salad.
The Bread Sticks proposed to me, ” Will you make us in your kitchen?” I said, “yes!!!”
I really loved the salad dressing. It was light and a little tingly. For the first time, I was able to eat Croutons (the little brown crunchy cubes) with my salad. Delicious!
Here is a very faint picture of baby girl and I at the restaurant. The lady on the left is my gorgeous sister-in-law. Hope you don’t mind seeing your pic here, Nata.
For a drink I was so confused by the many options that I just went for the first thing on the menu, Lavazza Espresso. I pictured it was going to be a huge cup of a brown chocolatey coffee-ish frothy mixture oozing with flavour. What greeted me was this tiny cup with a black bitter liquid. I felt like I was drinking, “contri medicine” at first but I grew to love it with every sip. That ‘love’ was really because I didn’t want money to waste. Lesson learnt.
I had Lasagna Classico– it’s in the plate below in the pic. I totally loved it – it was cheesy and the tomato sauce was not acidic but plain to the taste. Above is Fried Shrimps which Mr N ordered.
Girl number 2 had spaghetti, tomato sauce and grilled chicken.
Girl number 1 had pasta, tomato sauce and shrimps with grapes on the side.
It was a lovely outing and it was nice for me to take a break from cooking.
Meanwhile, within the week, Mr. N walked in on baby girl and I totally knocked out on the couch. She was restless in the wee hours of the morning so I took her to the living room to play. He took a pic of us…
Lol. I really look weird when sleeping.
In church we learnt that Jesus is our ultimate satisfaction. As humans, we keep seeking fulfillment in different things but there is a void in our hearts that only Jesus can fill. I just love everything Easter represents.
My Precious People, I’ve not posted a cooking video in a while and that’s because I’m working on making my subsequent videos better. Watch this space for more engaging videos that show you how to make delicious meals.
I’ll leave you with these words,
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PRAYER
Loll at "contri" medicine.
Why didn't you just ask the waiter or chef. They usually have an idea what the content is.
That plate of pasta is making me hungry. Plus the breadsticks.
In fact everything minus that cup of espresso Abi wetin you call am sef?
I really love eating out and experimenting.
It's usually easier for me to cook it if I have tasted it. I wish ( sometimes) that I lived in Lagos or abuja or Port Harcourt where I can indulge this my love. At least once in a while. They have more restaurants than the ones where I stay which has more restaurants selling local food, and few expensive restaurants.
Lol I didn't think of asking the waiter. Next time I'll do jut that. I agree that when you taste something it is easier for you to try it out because you have an idea of what you would be getting. Are there mostly Mama Puts where you live? Lol
No! Not exactly. There are fast food joints too. lots and lots. But nothing fancy. Lots of meat pies, and cakes and jollof rice and fried rice and hefty fried chickens. No one would offer you dessert or espresso there. Lol. Most times the one you cook in your house tastes better sef.
I live in a very big city, but very laid back one.where you get a mixture of both mama put and fast food and very few restaurants like where you went to here. And i can't promise that the food will be like the one you pictured above. Maybe the Restaurants inside five star hotels.
But you know the larger cities have expatriates and lots of people also wanting to eat out and taste exotic, different stuff or stuff you can find abroad. And even if it's local food, It will be new stuff to try out, cooked differently etc
Trust Nigeria with fast food joints everywhere you go. Those restaurants in five-star hotels may have beautiful settings and well plated food but the taste is not guaranteed. That's why homemade rocks. Once in a while you can do homemade foreign food and eat like a queen at home. Lol
U got me cracking at contri medicine. This reminds me of the day we went out for a baby moon in Paris just before I got to heavily pregnant to fly. In the restaurant I ordered onion soup. Guess what it was onion in water. I was very hormonal at the time and I burt into tears. I don't understand why I had to cry if I didn't like it but I just couldn't help. Pregnancy na wah sometimes
Hahaha real tears? Pregnancy hormones will take you to funny places. But onion in water? Saah! Na tin for cry. Lol
U got me cracking at contri medicine. This reminds me of the day we went out for a baby moon in Paris just before I got to heavily pregnant to fly. In the restaurant I ordered onion soup. Guess what it was onion in water. I was very hormonal at the time and I burst into tears. I don't understand why I had to cry if I didn't like it but I just couldn't help. Pregnancy na wah sometimes