A Night Out

Family get together for one of the birthdays tonight.  Unfortunately, kidlet didn’t feel well in the afternoon, so I dropped partner off at her brother’s to catch a ride with him and went back to hang out with kid.

Several hours later she felt better, but we decided not to drive out of town for a late arrival at the party.  Since we were supposed to have eaten there, there was nothing ready or defrosted at home, so we opted for a mother-daughter night out.  Chose a café and went out to splurge a little.

I tried something a bit different on the menu.  Mixed meat salad.  (That sounds terrible in English….gah.)  Chicken, game hen and roast beef stir-fried in a hot pepper/sweet chili sauce – just the right amount of tangy – and served over a big green salad.

meat salad

Surprisingly good.  Half-pint of beer from the tap to wash it down.

Kidlet couldn’t finish her fried chicken breast and potatoes, we got a doggie bag.  Tomorrow’s lunch!

Ended the meal with a nice strong black tea with spearmint leaves.

dinner tea

We talked a lot.  Laughed a lot.  Especially when partner called from the party to say that when trying to take pictures she had accidentally backed into a big cactus plant, to everyone’s amusement.  Ouch.  Her brother suggested a session with tweezers when she got home.  Kidlet is now calling her Cactus-Butt (wasn’t that one of the hyenas in Lion King???).

Anyway, it was definitely some quality time.  And that’s something to treasure.


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One Response to “A Night Out”

  1. knitredchocolatebookcat Says:

    Happy for you two 🙂
    Let me know if you need any help with the cactus stuff… *grin*

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