Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Celebrating 3 Years!

Small milestones.

It's important to remember these things in life so as not to take everyday things for granted.  My husband and I are thankful that we were able to celebrate one of those small milestones in our relationship.  We started dating officially on March 6, 2008 and celebrated each month ever since, not missing a single month! 

A card from Kee from our 2nd month that was brought out before heading to dinner.  

The card was fitting for one of our conversations on old age at the time. 
"you've still got it."

Personal memo. Secret. :)

Fast forward to March 6, 2011 we are married and making a home together. The number 3 is relatively a small number, but nonetheless, special to us. I can't imagine how special each year is to those who have been married many years! Those people are truly blessed. 

Some aspects of being with a significant other can be very challenging at times, but through those times, we remember advice that someone gave us; God has hand picked us to be together and are encouraged to press on. At a friend's wedding, we also heard a fine pearl of advice said to bless the bride and groom that blessed us when we heard it; we were made for more than the challenge we are facing at the moment.  We were made for more than this. And of highest importance, we thank our parents for guiding us in how we should live as a couple and for their words of wisdom along the way. Time gives wings to things that begin small and we trust that as we live each day, what he has given us will grow and appreciate into a fine pearl. :)

So four our 36th month, our 3rd year dating anniversary, my husband got us a reservation to Babbo, a Mario Batali Restaurant in NYC. Previously, he tried to get reservations for Valentine's day, calling a month ahead of time, but it was not our time. All booked! Our turn came around this time though.
Our reservations were at 10pm, but nevertheless, it was our time! =D

The food was great. Service was amazing. We heard the pastas were great so we tried a few of them.

Amuse Bouche
marinated chickpeas and crostini

Warm Lamb’s Tongue Vinaigrette with Brown Beech
Mushrooms and a 3-Minute Egg


Black Spaghetti with Rock Shrimp, Spicy Salami Calabrese and Green Chiles

Mint Love Letters with Spicy Lamb Sausage

Beef Cheek Ravioli with Crushed Squab Liver and Black Truffles

Pappardelle Bolognese 

Goose Liver Ravioli with Balsamic Vinegar and Brown Butter
(Our favorite)

Duck with Braised Puntarelle, Babbo Pancetta and Cherry Vinaigrette 

with a side of Brussel Sprouts and pancetta

Coffee Service

Maple and Mascarpone Cheesecake with Creme Fraiche and Saba
 with celebratory writing! They probably thought it was our 3 year wedding anniversary :)

and a last dessert from the restaurant. Little cookies.


Well, regretfully, Foodie Yoodie will be bidding you adieu for a time.
Hubs and I are giving up dinners to focus on God's word during the time of Lent so it'll be back sometime in April with some good eats.


For a closing thought, I share a glimpse of my Texas home where my parents live.

My mom is an amazing cook where my palate was developed. She put her mind to using the freshest ingredients for the family. This is a recent batch of ggakdduki that she made. :)

My dad, on the other hand, has quite a green thumb. Since it's warm in Texas, he's already able to get spinach out of the garden! My dad plants and waters it and my mom cooks it up. :)

My parents will have been married 33 years in a few months.
Today, they have been together for 391 months!

Buon Appetito to good food and enduring love!


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