Last night after Mark and I made a very delicious dinner, we went to Casa Naranja with our friend Andy. It was another awesome experience, with great service and impossibly delightful food. I don’t think there’s anything less than fantastic on the menu. Since we had just eaten a big dinner before going out, we were not all that hungry. But after having been there for about an hour we decided to order the baquette chips with feta and caramelized onions, and what our server Robby recommended, these spiced and fried garbanzo beans. I can’t even tell you how good these were. It was sort of a like a corn nut, very light and fluffy with this super tasty cajun spice coating them. Andy called them “sexy beer nuts” and I could not agree more! I am hoping to learn how to do this process so that I can serve them at our next get together. Do you have any idea how it’s done at home, without the use of fancy restaurant equipment? If so, I’d love you to share!
Then we went over to the restaurant owner’s home to a gathering and I did something for the very first time in my life. I rocked the mic. That’s right, I karaoked my heart out for the first time and IN FRONT OF my husband. This is huge! I always envisioned me with a microphone at karaoke, in front of everyone I knew, would be something like Cameron Diaz performane in My Best Friend’s Wedding. But thankfully, it wasn’t horrible like that. It wasn’t grammy winning either. But I had a blast! It was also, coincidentally the first time Mark had done karaoke in front of me. But I get mini private concerts in the living room with just him and his guitar, so I felt very satisfied with that. We even sang a few numbers together! We were not able to pick the song because it was a set of DVD’s that had a random mix. I believe the most fun I had was singing Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated” with Mark. That was good stuff! I wish we would have had pictures from that part of our evening, but I only took my camera out at the restaurant. Regardless, here are a few for sharing: