A Delectable Dinner in Richardson

My husband and I went to Richardson to meet his friend, Chek. It’s been two months since he and his family was with us in our wedding in April. Chek is my husband’s long time friend and a partner in a product development job. We dined in at Aboca’s Italian Grill, one of the popular restaurants in downtown Richardson. The place is welcoming and has, of course, the Italian ambiance. We were given a free bun as we started browsing the menu. Then the men agreed to get a seafood platter for their main course. I was confused because, honestly, I am not familiar with Italian dishes. So my husband suggested I should try the Chicken Marsala. It is one of the popular dish in this restaurant and also his family’s favorite. I said, “Okay.”
The food came. Chek told me to enjoy these all good stuff. And while my husband and Chek were busy talking about work, I was delighted how good the Chicken Marsala was. The chicken breasts were so tender braised with Marsala wine and mushrooms. The spaghetti on the side was so good while the taste of oregano in the sauce is mild. And there’s a little bit of spice kick there from the black pepper.

See bits of seafood on the side of my plate? They are from Chek’s seafood platter. It is great to meet up with seldom seen friends because we get to eat good stuff.

What’s for Dinner?

As always, my husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner last night while in front of our television watching Ninja Warrior. I prepared a very delicious “pork nilaga” (boiled pork with vegetables) paired with steamed rice. The soup was good that we couldn’t help putting rice in our plates. It gives me an uplifting feeling when my husband thanked me once in a while for the great dinner. He loved it!
After that, we went to the back porch of the house and relaxed ourselves. We hardly breath because our bellies were so full. It was a satisfying meal. And my husband said, “Baby, I am thinking of giving you a treat.”
Hhhmm…I wonder what it is. He said it’s a surprise.