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Boyf’s FIRST Cheesecake Factory Experience

Saturday was not the best day around here. Boyf and I were thinking of going to the air show this weekend, but it was raining so we bailed. We decided to go to the Leesburg Outlets instead. I was SO good, I think I deserve a medal. I didn’t buy ANYTHING. Usually right before my birthday I don’t need any excuse to buy things. I just tell myself I am ‘treating myself for my birthday.’  But this shopping trip I held back! I did just buy myself a big treat pretty recently too! I kept that in mind.  Boyf got some work pants and shirt. He was the big spender of the day!

Post shopping we were HUNGRY! Boyf has NEVER been to The Cheesecake Factory so we had to go there. It was most enjoyable. We had a bit of a wait, which is pretty standard there so we grabbed a seat at the bar for some cocktails!mas pics 564

I started off the evening with a Pomegranate Mojito. It was freakin’  delish! So good! Boyf got a beer. Since we were starving we got the Buffalo Blast appetizers and it was very tasty but also very filling and we wanted to save room for dinner. I only had two.

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With dinner I got the Red Raspberry Martini. OMG. It was delish. I am already stalking people to go have drinks there with me again this weekend. It was so tasty, I was lovin’ it!

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For dinner, Boyf got the salmon salad, and I got the luau salad. They were both pretty big. I took the ginormous chip things off mine to save some calories. Both meals we HUGE. We left with 3 to go boxes. The portions there are just out of control. It was really good, and I am glad Boyf can now say he has been to The Cheesecake Factory!

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I decided to surprise boyf with a romantical dinner on Friday evening after he made his trek down to Va from Pa. I decided to make Shrimp Scampi! I got the recipe from Jenna at Eat, Live, Run. It was a big hit and super easy.
Ingredients:

1.5 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

about 3/4 pound of large shrimp, deveined

1 tbsp chives

1/4 cup white wine

1/2 stick butter, cut into small chunks

1 tbsp lemon juice

pinch of red pepper

1 tbsp chopped parsley

3 slices thick Italian bread, toasted and kept warm in the oven

6 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked (2 ounces per person)

1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about a minute.

2. Crank up the heat and add the shrimp. Toss until seared on all sides and bright pink. Remove shrimp and set aside.

3. Stir in the chives, wine, butter, lemon and red pepper. Boil until the sauce is reduced by half. Stir in the parsley and the shrimp again and heat through.

4. Toss the pasta with a bit more olive oil (to coat) and divide among 3 plates, along with a slice of bread. Put the shrimp on top of the pasta/bread and serve with a lemon wedge.
It was very good. Boyf liked it a lot and was very surprised.

The only man down situation was that I burned the damn bread. Every freaking time, I burn the bread. Sucks! Oh well, better luck next time.

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Boyf’s FIRST Cheesecake Factory Experience

Saturday was not the best day around here. Boyf and I were thinking of going to the air show this weekend, but it was raining so we bailed. We decided to go to the Leesburg Outlets instead. I was SO good, I think I deserve a medal. I didn’t buy ANYTHING. Usually right before my birthday I don’t need any excuse to buy things. I just tell myself I am ‘treating myself for my birthday.’  But this shopping trip I held back! I did just buy myself a big treat pretty recently too! I kept that in mind.  Boyf got some work pants and shirt. He was the big spender of the day!

Post shopping we were HUNGRY! Boyf has NEVER been to The Cheesecake Factory so we had to go there. It was most enjoyable. We had a bit of a wait, which is pretty standard there so we grabbed a seat at the bar for some cocktails!mas pics 564

I started off the evening with a Pomegranate Mojito. It was freakin’  delish! So good! Boyf got a beer. Since we were starving we got the Buffalo Blast appetizers and it was very tasty but also very filling and we wanted to save room for dinner. I only had two.

mas pics 562 mas pics 563 

With dinner I got the Red Raspberry Martini. OMG. It was delish. I am already stalking people to go have drinks there with me again this weekend. It was so tasty, I was lovin’ it!

mas pics 565mas pics 568 

For dinner, Boyf got the salmon salad, and I got the luau salad. They were both pretty big. I took the ginormous chip things off mine to save some calories. Both meals we HUGE. We left with 3 to go boxes. The portions there are just out of control. It was really good, and I am glad Boyf can now say he has been to The Cheesecake Factory!

mas pics 567   mas pics 570

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Filed under Whats for dinner

eScampi

I decided to surprise boyf with a romantical dinner on Friday evening after he made his trek down to Va from Pa. I decided to make Shrimp Scampi! I got the recipe from Jenna at Eat, Live, Run. It was a big hit and super easy.
Ingredients:

1.5 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

about 3/4 pound of large shrimp, deveined

1 tbsp chives

1/4 cup white wine

1/2 stick butter, cut into small chunks

1 tbsp lemon juice

pinch of red pepper

1 tbsp chopped parsley

3 slices thick Italian bread, toasted and kept warm in the oven

6 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked (2 ounces per person)

1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about a minute.

2. Crank up the heat and add the shrimp. Toss until seared on all sides and bright pink. Remove shrimp and set aside.

3. Stir in the chives, wine, butter, lemon and red pepper. Boil until the sauce is reduced by half. Stir in the parsley and the shrimp again and heat through.

4. Toss the pasta with a bit more olive oil (to coat) and divide among 3 plates, along with a slice of bread. Put the shrimp on top of the pasta/bread and serve with a lemon wedge.
It was very good. Boyf liked it a lot and was very surprised.

The only man down situation was that I burned the damn bread. Every freaking time, I burn the bread. Sucks! Oh well, better luck next time.

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