>Nothing really rhymes with Saturday

>     Maybe I’m just in an unimaginative mood, but I couldn’t think of any fun name for today’s post because nothing really rhymes with Saturday! (And of course the only way you can have a fun title is if you’re making a rhyme with the day of the week. Duh.) 
     I ended up just staying in last night, so I was able to get to bed early and wake up in time for Boot Camp! (hurray!) But first thing’s first… Breakfast:

The bowl you see here is filled with country choice multigrain hot cereal (oats, rye, barley, wheat), flaxseed meal, frozen sweet cherries, and spices. I’ve been trying to branch out with my oatmeal mix-ins lately since a lot of my go-tos are harder to find. (It’s a travesty– my Trader Joe’s didn’t have peanut flour the last time I went) The cherries and flax worked well together, and it turned out to be a pretty good bowl of oats!
Today’s Workout: 45 minute Boot Camp class (with Chris- an awesome instructor at my local YMCA)
This class really kicked my butt. (especially since I’ve been sick)
     Once I got home, I ate my delicious cocoa-yogurt-cereal concoction to recharge. After getting nice and clean (Boot Camp makes you sweat!) and eating lunch, I had a friend over and walked to Sweet Frog aka heaven in a cup. For those of you who don’t know, Sweet Frog is a frozen yogurt shop that as far as I can tell is only in Richmond, Charlottesville, and Chesterfield (Virginia). It’s self serve, and they have a large array of fro-yo flavors as well as a whole bar of toppings. It’s amazing. Eating bird food has a great post about it. 
     Later, my friend and I were joined by another friend for a little bit of shopping. And before I knew it it was time to get ready for my hot date with the boyfriend! 
     We dressed up and headed out to Mamma Zu, a local italian restaurant with food that will melt your face off. Review here. I just wish that I had brought my camera with me! I ordered the Broccoletti to start (broccoli rabe in olive oil, garlic, lemon, pine nuts and crushed red pepper) and the Black Sea Bass. To my pleasant surprise the Sea Bass was served whole! It was such a unique and delightful experience to pick away at a whole sea bass. And to top it all off, it came with a side of spaghetti with marinara. Needless to say, there were plenty of leftovers. My boyfriend ordered the Oyster Stew as a starter and a medium Red Pizza for his main course. All-in-all it was a wonderful meal. Expensive, but wonderful. (Glad it wasn’t my turn to pay tee hee) 
My recommendations if you decide to venture out to Mamma Zu:
1) Avoid going on Friday or Saturday unless you go right when it opens (I’ve waited at least an hour on several occasions during weekend primetime dinners- and they don’t accept reservations)
2) Bring lots of cash (or check or American Express) – They don’t accept other cards and it can get pricey.
3) Get a starter. (I don’t frequently get appetizers when I go to restaurants, but at Mamma Zu, I can’t resist)
Recommended dishes:
– Broccoletti
– Baked cabbage
– Skate
– Spaghetti w/Crabmeat
– Branzini (whole fish)
– Scallops
– Vegetable Lasagna 
– Pork chop (I don’t eat pork, but I tried this from my boyfriend’s plate one day- the sauce is to die for)
     After dinner, we went over to a friend’s house for some wine and socialization. All-in-all it was a good Saturday.

3 thoughts on “>Nothing really rhymes with Saturday

  1. >Okay…I just lol'd reading this line: "It was such a unique and delightful experience to pick away at a whole sea bass."And now, I want Mama Zu….maybe we can go on a Thursday night when you get off work on the 24th?

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