I took Saturday off to hang with my friend, D and my brother J. The plan was to hit IKEA and then to one of my favorite Chicago restaurants, La Scarola. The best Italian restaurant I have ever been to, it is crazy awesome!
|Lunch with D at Portillos!|
I totally had the best time and of course I ate way too much! This was a Weight Watchers free day. D, took me to a funky-60s' hot dog restaurant, Portillo's. This was a first for me, although a huge foodie, I am not a hot dog person. I was planning on getting a salad or grilled chicken sandwich, minus bun... but the hot dogs called my name. 2 hot dogs and part of a garden salad later I was a happy camper! Of course, I counted WW points as much as possible, but I am sure it wasn't exactly correct. Meanwhile, I am craving Portillo's now.
|I love this "paper" lamp|
|my brother J, making faces at me for trying to take pictures of his food|
We got to dinner on time and hungry. I love La Scarola the food is so amazing! We got an order brushetta for the table and J and I shared grilled calamari appetizer. Then dinner arrived! D ate lasagna, J had delicious pasta with seafood and I got my favorite chicken Marsala. Perfectly cooked chicken in a buttery, sweet wine sauce and amazing roasted mushrooms. I wanted to eat it all, but I only ate half. I had to save some room for dessert.
|my favorite Chicken Marsala|
|world's best tiramisu-too bad I had to share it|
What can you say about Tiramisu, I tried to order 3, one for each of us when my brother stopped me. Oh boy was I disappointed, I wasn't planning on sharing, I was planning on eating one by my self and liking the plate! Yes I was, planning on proudly licking the plate in the middle of La Scarola!
|View on the road home|
I had to work the next morning, so I got up early and hit the road. I had a beautiful, foggy, white drive home. As I came up to the wind farms, I had too pull over to get some pictures. I am always drawn to the beauty of the wind farms.
Happy snow day(s) everyone!