Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dinning out - slow down and savor

I can't think of a lovelier way to spend an evening than dinning out in a nice, comfy restaurant with family and friends. That was our experience Friday night at a local steakhouse. Joining us was my brother, his dear wife and their exchange student from Greenland. Needless to say, we had a very pleasant experience.

I think Friday evenings should always be set aside for dining out. At week's end I can think of no nicer way to begin the weekend.

When we dine out, the timer on the stove doesn't matter, the food is cooked to your preference and each person can order whatever savory dishes on the menu tempt their individual palates.

In many ways, dinning out is what meals of times past were like around our own dinner tables simply because we not only enjoy a good meal, but also great conversation and there is no real rush for it to end. Most times we dine by soft light (even candlelight) while pleasant music orchestrates our conversations that are embellished with laughter. We hear each word and taste each bite while a waiter serves the food and asks about refills. We linger, we savor, we enjoy. We should bring some of that dining experience home.


  1. Hi Shelley! I didn't even know you had a new blog ... I love it! The art is not going at all ... I don't have Laura's book yet. I plan to work on it over Thanksgiving break. How is yours going?

    I think my art is going to take a new direction ... I've been doing a lot of research. I'll fill you in when I see you.


  2. It sounds wonderful...does ordering pizza on Fridays count? *smile* Ah, well, I've still got kids at home...our time will come soon enough. love you

  3. I Love to dine out any time, that means no dishes or pots and pans to wash,,but fridays are the best. Sounds like you had a great time.

  4. Friday night tends to be our weekly dining out time. The week is so long; it's nice to be able to just let someone else cook and figure it all out. So glad you had a good time!

  5. Thanks for your food for thought.
    Love you


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