Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pasta, Picnic, and Doughnuts

Every Thursday Grand Old House has CI$10 cooked-to-order pasta. Brent and I had the pleasure of experiencing our first pasta night last week. Why in the world did we wait this long? It was such a fun experience. You pick out your toppings, then the cook sautes it and adds the noodles and sauce as you wait. All the while you enjoy a view of the ocean and some nice live jazz music. Here's my masterpiece:

I can't tell you all I threw in there - broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, squash, chicken, salmon, tomatoes, spinach, onions, garlic...the list goes on and on. At first I was worried about trying to get ingredients that "go together," but then I decided to put in every single item I like :)

Brent's "I ate too much pasta" face:

The next night we kicked off our 3-day-weekend with a picnic on the beach. We didn't feel like making anything, so we walked to Cajun Grill and got their bourbon chicken.

Brent found and fell in love with this little shell. He even named it ("Michelle the Shell" for those of you who were wondering). To his credit, it was pretty perfect.

We called Jenn and Nate on the way home to see what their plans were. Jenn's sister is in town with two friends, and they were open to ideas. We suggested making homemade doughnuts, and of course every one enthusiastically agreed.

The secret ingredient:

I don't know why my fingers are like this. I think they are messy, and I can't hold messy hands in a normal way.

The rest of the weekend continued the holiday celebration. It's not often that Grand Cayman has public holidays on the same day as the States, but I was glad we didn't have to work on Independence Day. We had our own celebration including a beach bonfire, Rum Point, and Sunshine Grill. More on that in the next post!


  1. :) that last photo is awesome.

  2. Fun memories. Great pictures. You are such a good blogger.

  3. I've been checking the blog for weeks. This one did not disappoint! I love seeing what you are doing...with whom and what you ate!!! Love you!
    Mom K

  4. Awww donut making - seems like the inaugural donut making fest was soooooo long ago!

  5. Okay, so other than the fact that you guys are the cutest two things in the Cayman Islands (and maybe the planet), your blog has been making my summer New Jersey days very enjoyable! Under my "palm tree" I dream of pasta by the ocean! Thanks for sharing, hope you don't mind me checking in on you guys :-) Love your fun doughnut idea, I am so on it!!