DINNER 91: Saturday, April 1, 2006

Tonight was the second night of DINNER WITH FRIENDS, the show I directed for Falcon Theater. Before the show, we went to dinner with Jay to a Russian restaurant in Blue Ash called Baltic. It’s a sparse little restaurant, barely anything more than tables and a bar with a television playing Russian DVDs.

Despite the complete lack of ambiance, the restaurant is cozy. Our server was knowledgable about the items on the menu. We started with perogies and salad, then moved into entrees of stuffed portabello mushrooms, chicken kiev, and little dumplings that Jay got. Everything was very good, hearty, and filling. A nice send-off to the second night of the show, which went very well.

DINNER 92: Sunday, April 2, 2006

Tonight was our first night off in several days, so we ran a few errands early before hibernating in the house, watching movies and just being together. I made a roasted chicken with balsamic-glazed broccoli & cauliflower. Everything was quite tasty, and there is enough left over for tomorrow’s dinner as well.

We watched MILLION DOLLAR BABY and enjoyed it a lot, but even more than that, we enjoyed the downtime.

DINNER 94: Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Simple dinner tonight… Wendy has rehearsal for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS this evening (she’s playing Audrey and I’m very proud of her) and I didn’t feel like doing much. I’m still enjoying the downtime between weekends of DINNER WITH FRIENDS, the show I directed for Falcon Theater. I threw together a BOC omelette (Bacon, Onion, and Cheddar) cooked in the French style (a little soft and runny). With a big glass of ice-cold milk, it made for an easy and satisfying dinner.

DINNER 95: Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Tonight we had a brush-up rehearsal of DINNER WITH FRIENDS, the show I directed for Falcon Theater. A brush-up is a type of rehearsal where the actors get together and go over their lines and any specific action in a show after they’ve been off for a few days. It gets the actors’ lines back into their mouths as well as their brains.

Before rehearsal, Angel & I went to Casual Chinese (lousy name, eh?) for Pad Thai and Shrimp in Lobster Sauce. This poorly-named place has what I consider to be the best Pad Thai in the city.

DINNER 96: Thursday, April 6, 2006

Tonight, Wendy had rehearsal for her show and I had the night off. I got home, worked out, and planted myself in front of the television and just vegged out. “Vegged out” is a good term because I had a couple Boca Burgers for dinner. These are meatless burgers. They taste pretty good, but the texture is strangely soft and un-meat-like.

After dinner, I worked on getting caught up on some of the shows my PVR has been recording for us… I watched GHOST HUNTERS, TOP CHEF, THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR, AMERICAN INVENTOR, MADE TO ORDER, and some others that I didn’t get to yet — PRISON BREAK, LOST, HOUSE, THE UNIT, and a few others. Not to mention all the movies that we’ve got piling up…