Mondays always seem to come around so quickly, but I like to see that as the sign of a great weekend. Kevin and I jumpstarted our weekend Friday evening with a trip to Shin. The weather that evening was surprisingly nice with a break in the humidity and a breeze in the air. We took advantage of the weather and sat outside. Coincidentally, Kevin’s parents drove by while we were eating. They were planning on grabbing dinner just two doors down from us at Citrus…and they were meeting my parents there. What a small world. We swung by to say hello after our meal. Is it embarrassing that our parents were out later than us?
We started out our evening with some drinks. Kevin ordered a giant beer, and I ordered lychee sake. I love the difference in our drink sizes.
Of course, I ordered sushi at Shin. Shin is quickly becoming my favorite sushi place in Orlando. I ordered their spicy sandwich (spicy tuna and avocado between rice and bean sheets) and a rainbow roll. Shin’s sushi always tastes so fresh, and I love the originality of their menu.
Kevin ordered the chicken katsu, which he really enjoyed.
What a perfect start to the weekend. On Saturday, I was busy in the kitchen using two of my favorite ingredients:
I attended a girls get-together Saturday evening and wanted to bring an appetizer. My friends Katie and Sharon hosted the party, and we seem to always order deviled eggs when we go out to eat (example here, here and here), so I decided to make a homemade batch. I found a recipe for bacon cheddar deviled eggs. The recipe is super simple to follow. My only modification was that I used extra sharp cheddar cheese to really make sure the flavor came through.
I used a frosting piping bag and tip to fill the eggs. They were a hit at the party. Of course, I had to conduct some quality control before I served them to the girls.
These are truly delicious. It was hard for me to not eat them all before the party!
How was your weekend?