Happy Saturday. We’re nice and relaxed here, Leela has not been wanting to get out of bed the last few mornings.
I took yesterday off work and hubby and I have basically been playing and relaxing the last two days and it’s been wonderful after a strange and stressful work week. I took Friday off because we went to Amy Schumer’s Show at the Crest Theatre Thursday night in Sacramento. But first we stopped for dinner at Tequila Museo Mayahuel, a fun Mexican restaurant in walking distance from the theater. I picked this place for the lively selection on margaritas and vegan options on the menu.
I started with a spicy mango margarita because that’s what the waiter recommended and he didn’t steer me wrong.
It was a unique flavor blend of sweet mango, dark chocolate, and spicy chili powder salt – very fun.
While I was impressed at the vegan options on the menu, they weren’t very hearty, but also not pricey. I ended up getting the pineapple jicama salad with almonds and raspberry vinaigrette and it was fresh and tasty, but not super filling.
It did leave plenty of room for the house-made chips and salsa which were great, the salsa was nice and spicy while the chips were very thick and crunchy, not like store bought at all.
After we headed to the Crest Theatre a few minutes early to grab our seats and I was reminded that I love this place for the crazy old-style ornate decorations that have been beautifully restored. What a fun ceiling in the theatre.
The theatre was practically empty when we arrived, but filled up fast for the sold out show.
The show was great, Amy’s material it hilarious with great delivery, perfect comic relief after stressing through the week. And it was very cool seeing her live the same week her new show, Inside Amy Schumer, debuted on Comedy Central.
After a late night, I slept in a little bit yesterday – as much as the cats and dogs would allow. :-) Then checked off some tasks that I’ve needed to get to like scheduling vet appointments for the dogs and running errands that are otherwise tough with my work schedule. And I created a new salad dressing for a simple lunch salad.
Curry Apple Dressing
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1 tsp. curry powder
- 1 pitted medjool date
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
- 1/4 cup water
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Makes 4 servings.
I coated a spinach salad with peppers, sprouts, tomatoes, hemp seeds, and dried apple chips in the dressing.
And the dressing added a nicely strong sweet and spicy flavor to the salad with a nice curry flavor that wasn’t too heavy and a strong garlic kick which I liked. But you can use half a garlic clove or no garlic in the dressing if raw garlic is too strong.
After lunch, we caught an early afternoon showing of Iron Man 3 like two giddy teenagers and it was perfect timing because the theater was not packed at all, we shared the theater with a cute group of older ladies and what looked like business guys ditching work to see the movie, too funny. It was an awesome movie loaded with action, special effects, and surprising plot twists.