My Surprise Breakfast Date at Cafezinho + The Update

  So, Friday was date night so Royce spent the night at his grandparent’s house.  The next morning Kevin kept this super secret about where we were gonna go for breakfast.  I got all dolled up and off we went.  We drove out of our neighborhood and made our way towards the highway.  Or did we?  Nope, Kevin stopped right there at this cute cafe called Cafezinho.  We’ve passed by it multiple times because we literally live down the street.  It always looked pretty busy on the outside and I’ve always wanted to try it.  So here we were!  Cafezinho is a small cafe and restaurant located in Selma, TX that is family owned.  Everyone there was so friendly and ensured our breakfast experience was great.

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NOLA Brunch & Beignets

  So, having a kid you forget to enjoy the simple things in life because you’re so busy.  Kevin and I decided to go to breakfast as a family one morning since it had been a while.  I pulled up my bookmarks and we chose NOLA Brunch and Beignets.  The menu sounded superb.  The sound of New Orleans cuisine in San Antonio was the perfect thing to fill our hungry bellies.

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My Version of Scalloped Potatoes

After about three hours of studying veterinary terminology, my brain felt raw yesterday.  After all that work, I wanted to enjoy something hearty and very yummy for dinner.  Something that would stick to my bones to bless me with a good nights sleep.  Kevin ran to the store before he came home from work to check out the meat section at H-E-B.  Lamb chops were the winner.  They were cut up and packed fresh by the butcher.  For dinner, we enjoyed rosemary lamb chops, dill and garlic asparagus, and scalloped potatoes. I’ve been making my scalloped potatoes for years and I can’t believe I haven’t shared my recipe with you guys yet!  People would beg me for the recipe whenever I would bring them for a work potluck.  They are super simple, you just have to put your time and effort into it.  I also wanted to test out our new mandolin. Haha.

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Crispy Skin Cilantro-Lime Chicken Thighs

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty sure I make some of the best crispy skin chicken thighs in the oven.  I know this recipe like the back of my hand, so its always fun for me to branch out and try something new with it.  Usually I brine the thighs in heavy salt water and other various seasonings.  This time, I made a marinade.  I wanted to make a Mexican dish, so I created a cilantro lime and garlic marinade for the chicken to bathe in.  Tender dark meat with some of the crispiest skin you’ll ever sink your teeth into, it can’t get any better than this.

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Date Night At Tre Trattoria

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Just another date night.  I was 37 weeks pregnant and super hungry.  (As always.)  Kevin said I could pick anywhere I wanted to go for dinner.  After scrolling through all my Yelp bookmarks, I chose to go to Tre Trattoria.  I had spent months wondering how delicious this place ACTUALLY was after hearing so many great things about it from my friends and family.  If you wanted to kidnap me, all you would have to do was drop down some fresh pasta from Tre Trattoria in a trail and I would be SOL.   Continue reading “Date Night At Tre Trattoria”