3.13-15: Weekend Recap

{Friday Night}

home | Autumn has dinner & bath| Price gets home | Autumn to bed | Date night! @ Floramo’s | Trader Joe’s | home | bed

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{Saturday}

up at 6.15 | breakfast | kitchen clean up | Autumn naps | get ready | Kris arrives | dress shopping with Kris at David’s Bridal | lunch at Border Cafe | home | Autumn to bed | Kris goes back to CT | leftovers for dinner | OITNB | blogging | bed

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{Sunday}

up at 6.30 | take Kemper to Peter’s Park (dog park) | Jaho for Coffe and Tea | Flour Bakery for breakfast sandwiches | Price goes to Pet Smart & CVS | Autumn won’t nap | make Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake with Autumn | Autumn has lunch | Price goes back to Pet Smart & CVS for returns/ exchanges | Autumn naps | Best Buy for a new laptop | Stop & Shop | Fancy Nails for new shellac | Autumn has dinner & bath | Price puts Autumn down while I make our catfish Blue Apron Dinner | blogging | work | bed

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Monday Munchies: Floramo’s Restaurant- Chelsea, MA

As part of my Monday Munchies series, I will feature a different eatery for a review on the third Monday of every month. Hope you enjoy!

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Price and I have only had a few ‘Date Nights’ since Autumn was born. I think 4, maybe 5 of them. And 2 of them were on the cruise that we took in January. And since then we have been talking about how we needed to get a babysitter so that we could have a Date Night soon.

As it was our first time using our sweet babysitter at night so we wanted to pick a place that was close by. We weighed our options and decided to go to Floramo’s restaurant, which is about a 3-4 minute drive from our house. We’ve lived in Chelsea for about 3 years now so we were excited to try a local place.

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When we arrived shortly after 7pm we were told it would be able a 25-30 minute wait. We took our pager to a bench off the lobby to wait while discussing upcoming wedding stuff. But before we knew it a few minutes had passed and our pager began to go off. I’m glad our wait was much faster than originally predicted.

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We debated getting an appetizer but once we checked out the Appetizers menu we decided we had try the Buffalo Fried Calamari ($9.95). We both really like traditional calamari that is fried and served with marinara sauce. Or the Rhode Island Style that has spicy cherry peppers.

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But this was different as the crispy fried calamari was tossed in Buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese dressing was for the dipping sauce. It all worked together perfectly. A cool mashup between calamari and buffalo wings.

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As Floramo’s is known for their steak tips and delicious meats, Price decided to order the Mixed Grill ($16.25) for his entree. It included Sausage, a Steak Tip, a Turkey Tip, Chicken a Tip, 1/4 Rack of Ribs. It was a good introduction to the selection of meats that they serve. All of their barbecue is meat that is cooked to your desired level of done-ness and marinated in Floramo’s secret barbecue sauce recipe.

Price really enjoyed everything on the mixed grill. He was really impressed by the amount of food served, although he wished there was more steak tips as the piece was really good. The piece of sausage was really big and grilled nicely. The slogan for Floramo’s is “Where the meat falls off the bone!”and it really is true as the meat on the ribs was fall off the bone tender.

As well, Price decided to get a baked potato, between his choice of fries, rice, mashed potato, baked potato, or pasta. It was served with butter and sour cream on the side.

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I had originally thought I’d order steak tips, but once Price ordered a meaty dish I decided to check out their selection fish entrees. I ordered the Haddock Italiano ($13.95), which was lightly battered and sautéed haddock served over pasta with onions, diced tomato, spinach and crushed hot peppers in a wine based sauce. It was fantastic! I picked angel hair pasta and I think it worked well with the sauce. The 2 large pieces of fish were tender and very flaky. The sauce was spicy from all the crushed hot peppers in the sauce. It all just worked together really well.

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Both of our dinners came with a simple salad. There were a handful of dressing to choose from, like ranch, blue cheese, Italian, but we opted just for oil and vinegar.

Even though both of us only had half of our entrees we were stuffed. I would have loved to have hung around and ordered dessert but we were just too full.

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As the entrees were so large (for us) we enjoyed the leftovers the next day, making our dinner a great deal.

I’m so glad that we finally had a chance to make it to Floramo’s Restaurant. I’m already thinking about the next time we can go so I can have some of my own steak tips!

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Floramo’s Restaurant

213 Everett Avenue

Chelsea MA, 02150

617-889-1330

Monday- Wednesday: 11-9pm

Thursday – Saturday: 11-10pm

Sunday: Closed

5.17-20: Weekend Recap

{Frday Night} left work early | trip reacap from Elaine and Anne Marie | Price gets home | jetlagged travelers went to bed | went to dinner Alia in Winthrop | bed

{Saturday} up early | Katz’s bagels | Elaine and Anne Marie left | stitch fix try on | bagel sandwiches | blogging | scrapbooking | 3 hr nap | Price mowed the lawn | tofu stir fry | DVR’d Grimm | bed

{Sunday} up early | ham, egg and cheese on mini rolls | Sunday paper | watched Sunday morning | scrapbooking & rabbit time | hang out with Mark & Macari & the pups | Tasty Burger | went to work from 5- 8.30 | lounge around | bed early

{Monday} no work | Dr’s appointment in Brookline | Price went to work | other’s Dr office for blood work | home | talk to mom | nap | Price get’s home

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Monday Munchies: OSAKA Japanese Sushi & Steak House- Brookline, MA

As part of my Monday Munchies series, I will feature a different eatery for a review on the first and third Monday of every month. Hope you enjoy!

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Are you looking for a great place for date night?

Then go to OSAKA Japanese Sushi & Steak House in Brookline. I am going to guarantee that you enjoy anything from the Dinner Menu but I have to admit that I stick with the hibachi. I love getting to enjoy fresh food with a little show right in front of you.

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Hibachi starts with a salad. I love the ginger salad dressing. Creamy with a nice gingery spice to it.

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I think I could eat their fried rice every single day. EVERY DAY. But probably not since there is a generous amount of butter and soy sauce in there. It is just so creamy, flavorful, and garlicky.

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During our most recent visit we enjoyed the Osaka Supreme which is over the top and includes chicken, fillet mignon, shrimp, scallop, and lobster for 2 people all for $59.95. Yeah, reread that… chicken, fillet mignon, shrimp, scallop, and lobster… it’s no joke! Everything is cooked and flavored to perfection. The steak was a tender medium rare. If you love filet and can’t get enough of that then just get that entree but if you love it all then the Osaka Supreme would be great for the 2 of you. 

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And Pricer got a great treat from our realty friendly and talented chef with some sake! ha!

Give Osaka a try to enjoy everything from sushi to Japanese entrees to hibachi or some killer drinks!

OSAKA Japanese Sushi & Steak House

14 Green Street

Brookline, MA 02446

617.732.0088

Date night

Pricer and I have been together for about 7 yrs. The majority of all these years were spent juggling work, school, and our relationship. It was a lot of work but, I think, in the end made us stronger. But here we are out of school and we slipped into the routine of going home and lounging around. We do plenty of things, we are almost always too busy for our own good, but it seems the dating part of our relationship started to slipped.

Well, tonight we went to an event and after a few rapid fire drinks, and not enough food to compensate, we headed over a few blocks to get some dinner.

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An impulse brought us to a hot dog place. Nothing special. Just a $12 dinner. But it was perfect. We had a chance to talk, to interact across from each other, instead of sitting on the sofa while eating dinner. The dinner was not filled with heavy anticipation, or cost, to make it a big deal and stress us out. It was relaxed and fun. We talked about all random things, including twitter which had me laughing to much that I was crying.

It makes me realize that we just need to take a bit of time to get off the sofa and have fun because it’s always worth it. We are worth it.

What do you do on date night?

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