Today was great fun. It's 8 p.m. and it's starting to get dark and I just came in from a post-dinner bike ride. The weather is amazing, warm but with an almost-chilly breeze. I biked up and down the street for the first time ever. It was soooo exciting, I had to call my mom and tell her that I had done it (especially after disaterous attempts 15 years ago). Dinner was leftover Spicy Tomato Sauce (1) that I found in the freezer with whole-wheat penne with a side of roasted asparagus and a glass of Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 that my friend Erika gave me for graduation. It was really tasty and good. Paul and I went to the bike shop so he could finish fixing up the 70s Jeunet racing bike my dad gave him and I bought a bike basket so I can carry my book bag and then we went to Target to get groceries (how inspiring). I really want to go to The Earth (organic produce store) and Forward Foods (cheese and meat) soon. My groceries for the week totaled $45.94.
Back to dinner--tasty, satisfying, and the wine went really well with everything. I love having a glass of wine with dinner. It always makes dinner more special, even if we're just sitting on the couch watching Two and a Half Men on TV. Yes, I know I'm not supposed to watch TV while I eat or that what I watch should at least be intellectual. Whatever.
1. Giada de Laurentiis, Everyday Italian (New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2005), 62.