Sunday afternoon, after band practice ("Consorting with Papists" has regrouped), Mike and I went to see "Guys and Dolls" at Portland Center Stage. Another first viewing for me--even though I do love musicals and have seen many of them. It was a wonderful production, as always, and good escapist fun. I like the fact that the "tough guys" in the show were not ashamed to admit they'd fallen in love.
roasted ginger infused silver rum shaken with grapefruit juice, lime juice, and cane sugar,
served up with a cardamon sugar rim
Here is a photo of one of the tapas we tried...a Causaa, a traditional preparation of freshly mashed potatoes, infused with key lime juice and pressed into a cake with assorted fillings...we had MIXTA NIKKEI: spicy tuna, crab salad, and crispy shrimp. As they say in Japan, OISHII!!!
We rounded off the day by returning to my parents' house to pick up the children. My mom and dad had just returned from their 1-month trip to England and Ireland, where they had a fabulous time...just in time to watch our kids so we could go on a birthday weekend date! Thanks, Mom and Dad!!