We've decided to stay in. Does anyone disagree that this is a wise course of action when the mercury is below 0 and the wind chill is even colder? I doubt it...
We had a wonderful dinner out last night to celebrate Michael's birthday. Thanks to Sue, Sharon & Bob for celebrating with us. We now highly recommend Brasserie V. The food was French-themed and awesome. Sampling my Tagliatelle Bolognaise, not only was the pasta NOT overcooked (a frequent problem when I order pasta out), but the sauce was flavored and cooked perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better meal on a chilly night. Michael reported he enjoyed his Steak Frites very much, and our friends seemed to enjoy their meals (Moules et Frites and Pork Tenderloin) also.
Tonight we'll be supping on some short ribs that I found in the freezer this morning when the "we aren't going anywhere today" mood struck. Thanks again, Mom & Dad, for keeping the freezer stocked with beef that we enjoy throughout the year! Keep it coming! It was especially nice not to have to run out to the store in this weather even though I didn't have anything special planned for dinner in advance.
We are so thankful today for the fenced-in backyard, where we are able to let the dogs out to run. Even with their fur coats, they're not staying out too long!