I've said it before but three day weekends should be mandatory. They're restful and fun. Our weekend started Thursday night when Niel and I hosted a birthday dinner for my mother in law. We invited my parents over since its a family event and dined on a antipasto, a salad of heirloom tomatoes that Niel got from the Farmer's Market, seafood boil with crab, shrimp and corn and red potatoes on the side. We also offered a few condiments to dip the shrimp and crab in; like butter, lemon and dill sauce, and garlic, butter sauce and cocktail sauce. For dessert Sunny's Sunshine Cake. The citrus flavor and moist texture reminds me of the cakes at Asian bakeries. It was a fun evening.
Friday evening we saw Charles Ross's one man Stars Wars show and if anyone is a fan of Star Wars and is in the NYC area please go see it. He is incredibly good and funny. Niel was laughing his head off.
Saturday we went hunting for Blood oranges in the city. Not much luck finding them but the walk was nice. In the evening Kelvin and Shawnda were in town and came over for dinner. We also played the XBOX version of Trivial Pursuit. For dinner we had a seafood fondue I used the Neufchatel Cheese(which worked great), chicken and vegetable couscous and ice cream for dessert. They also brought cheesecake from Juniors. Yum!
Sunday we watched two movies on cable. The Village(awesome) and The Bad News Bears Go To Japan(Not so good).
Monday we went to the Prospect Park Zoo. It was on my list of parks to see. We've been to the Bronx Zoo, The Central Park Zoo, The Cloisters, The Queens Zoo, The Brooklyn Aquarium, The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and The Queens Botanical Gardens. Next on the list of parks to see is the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. After that it is on to visit all the museums we haven't.
The Prospect Park Zoo is very pretty. The entrance is nicely decorated and the zoo is perfect for young children. Seeing the sea lions being fed was fun. We also managed to catch a bit of the West Indian Day parade. The costumes are so exquisite. After we returned home we watched part of Hero on cable, which is so lovely to look at. The director of photography did a wonderful job, but the plot was so boring. Instead we switched channels to see American Wedding and cringed at the grossness, but it kept our attention better. I also managed to clean a lot, write, and craft during the weekend. Pictures will come in the evening since Yahoo does not want to cooperate right now.
Song Stuck In My Head: "Das" from the movie Das