Pot ‘O Goat


HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I’m very thankful for all of you guys:)

So yesterday, after a lovely visit with my Grandmother, we went to the bowling alley for a little family fun. Matt’s sister is taking a bowling class in college, so she got a chance to show us her skillz.


I, on the other hand, am I terrible bowler.


As is evidenced by my score…


But, I still had a blast! I guess I need to bowl more frequently?

During cocktail hour, I split a Smuttynose Winter Ale with Matt:


This one was on the lighter side in comparison with other winter ales I’ve tried; it was a dark, full-bodied Belgium ale.
Haven’t met a beer I didn’t like so far on this trip:)

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Dinner was at the Four Seasons Grille, an eclectic Mediterranean & Italian restaurant. I had been there once before with Matt’s family and never forgot the goat cheese brulee, so of course, that was the first thing we ordered:


It’s a warm pot of goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, pine nut blend, and caramelized Parmesan crust. Probably one of the best combinations on the earth.


We also enjoyed shrimp in a spicy cream of crab sauce and chicken lettuce wraps with Asian slaw and almonds. Both were very good as well.


Matt and I split a crab cake salad and a paella valenciana with clams, mussels, chorizo, and shrimp. The crab cake was amazing (after all, we are in Maryland).


The paella was delish as well, but by the time I got to it, I only had room for some of the seafood because I was approaching capacity.


After dinner, we had planned on going out, because the night before Thanksgiving is always a good time to see friends, but Matt wasn’t too into it (he cleaned almost everyone’s plate at dinner), so we decided to just take it easy. We watched the Hangover and went to bed!

It’s raining here today, but I’ll be cozy inside, so it almost adds to the Thanksgiving mood. I may join Matt’s mom at the gym and then I’ll be snuggled on the couch until dinner. I’m really looking forward to sweet potatoes, pie, and a nut brown ale.

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?
  • Kat
    November 25, 2010 at 11:34 am

    We might be bowling soulmates, lady. I’m just beyond terrible.

    Love the goat cheese brulee idea – I think that one might shock and awe Marcus, so on the To Do list it goes.

    As for favorite Thanksgiving dishes, I need sides. I like the turkey, but I LOVE stuffing, green beans and mashed potatoes doused in gravy.

  • Mom
    November 25, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Hard choice! I guess the turkey and gravy and stuffing.

  • Sarah @ EatRunGarden
    November 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Your bowling score looks like mine when I go bowling.
    My favorite Thanksgiving food is all the sides 🙂 yummy!

  • Dee
    November 27, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Happy Belated Thanksgiving! Wow, all of your food looked delish!

    • Laura
      November 29, 2010 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks! I hope yours was good as well:)