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churro in my belly

November 25, 2009

Hi guys ❀ Happy Thanksgiving eve! I’m excited to be home tomorrow and enjoy all of the amazing food my mom makes. Thanksgiving is always really small at our house. All of our family lives in NC and FL so it’s usually just the 4 of us. My mom makes an amazing spread of food and i’m helping out this year. I’m going to be making the pumpkin pecan streusel bread from Veganomicon which I made last year at some point during the holidays and it was a hit. We’re also planning on going to the movies and am hoping to go to The Blind Side or Brothers (not sure if that one will be out or not).

Usually the night before Thankgiving all of my friends and I go out to the bars and have a blast. I’m a little nervous because I feel like i’ve been fighting getting sick for a good while now and woke up this morning not feeling too hot. I’m hoping it goes away!

Last night my friend Britt came to Baltimore and we went out for dinner at a newish restaurant in town. Taverna Corvino is right down the street from me and i’ve been dying to go. The other week I bought a $25 gift card from for $2! Β Last night was the perfect chance to use it. It’s an Italian small plates restaurant. I LOVE small plates because you get to try so many different dishes.

The meal started off with some fresh baked bread and some type of bruschetta they served with it.

We got a spinach salad, and I can’t exactly remember what was on it but it was amazing and light.

Next was butternut squash raviolis in a sage brown butter sauce. Oh my this was heaven. It was my favorite dish of the night!

We had seared scallops with pesto and some fried cauliflower

Grilled calamari which I wasn’t really a fan of

Stuffed baby eggplant with sweet onions, roasted peppers,Β chestnuts, and gorgonzola

and polished the meal off with dessert that were like churros and some dipping chocolate. Perfect ending to an amazing meal. this dessert so ridiculously good. Britt and I almost drank the rest of the chocolate sauce.

I was so glad that I got the gift card to go try the restaurant out. It had some great flavors and I enjoyed almost everything. It was a Tuesday night so it was pretty quiet in the dining area and we enjoyed ourselves and were able to catch up on everything while sharing an amazing meal. YUM.

Hope you guys have a great and QUICK wednesday πŸ™‚ I’m excited for some QT with the fam tomorrow ❀

29 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2009 7:51 am

    oh my gosh! that food looks sooo good! I might have to go try out that restaurant!!!

  2. November 25, 2009 7:56 am

    Those ravioli look sooooo goood!!!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. πŸ™‚

  3. November 25, 2009 7:58 am

    Oh my, those scallops look divine!
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  4. November 25, 2009 8:24 am

    We use all the time. Such a great deal! Have a good Thanksgiving!

  5. November 25, 2009 8:27 am

    all of that food looks incredible. I am going to have to check that place out!

  6. charmcitykim permalink
    November 25, 2009 8:45 am

    That looks like a good veg place to check out!

  7. November 25, 2009 8:56 am

    Your new posts weren’t showing up in my Google Reader. 😦 But, I fixed it. πŸ™‚

    Score with the gift card. $2 – nice! The food looked amazing. I think the ravioli would have been my favorite as well, and I’ve never seen grilled calamari. I do love it fried!

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family and that you feel well enough to go out with your friend tonight.

  8. November 25, 2009 9:20 am

    Those stuffed eggplants look delicious! I’ve never had a churro but it sounds like something I’d adore. Maybe it’s a good thing I haven’t had one πŸ˜‰

    I hope you’re feeling better and have a blast tonight!!

  9. November 25, 2009 9:37 am

    Looks like I have a new restaurant to try out! That all looks so good (except for the grilled calamari… I dunno if I could handle that either).

  10. November 25, 2009 9:39 am

    WOW that looks incredible!!! My little sister made butternut squash ravioli once with a brown butter sauce and it was amazing. I want to go to this restaurant! I need to experience more restaurants now that I live in DC and have the opportunity.

  11. November 25, 2009 10:31 am

    Wow that food looks amazing and those Churros….. heaven……yummy!!!! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I can not wait to eat stuffing until I pass out!!!!! xoxo

  12. November 25, 2009 10:32 am

    The butternut squash ravioli looks to die for yum!! Everything else looks absolutely delicious as well πŸ™‚ Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

  13. November 25, 2009 11:30 am

    Butternut squash ravioli with butter sage sauce is one of my new favorite dishes. Was a treat, huh?

    Have fun tonight, and I hope you aren’t getting sick.

  14. November 25, 2009 11:36 am

    LOVE churros!!! never had them with chocolate sauce..but i bet that is AWESOME

  15. November 25, 2009 11:39 am

    churros are PERFECTION! I used to ❀ the ones that they have in costco.. oh so good!!

    have a very merry thanksgiving lovely πŸ™‚ *muah!*

  16. Cassie in Madrid permalink
    November 25, 2009 11:44 am

    I’m studying in Spain right now and churros con chocolate is EVERYWHERE. The weirdest thing is most people eat it for breakfast and you are EXPECTED to drink the chocolate out of the cup after you dunk your churros in it! It’s insanee… and completely delicious!

    • November 25, 2009 11:45 am

      yum! please tell me when i can come to spain and visit because that sounds like my kind of place πŸ™‚

  17. November 25, 2009 12:22 pm

    Your pictures came out great! The food looks delicious and those churros…mmm. πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgivinggg, a little early haha.

  18. November 25, 2009 12:28 pm

    that ravioli looks awesome! and churros…it’s been so so long since i’ve had one!

    have a great holiday!!!

  19. November 25, 2009 1:11 pm

    holy crap all that food looks so gourmet! delicious. i think i would have loved the scallops the most but dang that ravioli does look good. i love that you got to try it all. my kind of place for sure. happy thanksgiving peaches!!

  20. lowandbhold permalink
    November 25, 2009 1:54 pm

    Yum that all looks great! I want to see those movies too.

    Hope you don’t get sick and have a fab Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

  21. November 25, 2009 3:45 pm

    ASHHHH come to chicago and i’ll take you to Xoco where rick bayless makes the BEST churros in the whole entire universe!!! You’ll fall in love again!!! πŸ™‚ Have a fabulous thanksgiving my darling!!

  22. November 25, 2009 6:29 pm

    Oh i hope you don’t get what I came down with a few weekends ago. It wasn’t quite the flu, but it wasn’t fun either. Your food looks incredible. You seriously find the best restaurants or you know exactly what to chose at them. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  23. strawberrysuitcase permalink
    November 25, 2009 9:11 pm

    what a delish-looking dinner. i love squash ravioli. had some in nyc and about turned into a ravioli there. thanksgiving’s are pretty small at my house as well as my fam lives in PA and KS. we usually see movies also! it’s the best time to go. i’m thinking the blind side or new moon (still haven’t seen it, i’m bad.) happy thanksgiving!

  24. November 25, 2009 11:24 pm

    Um, wow – that food looks Amazing!! I want the ravioli… asap!

  25. shell625 permalink
    November 26, 2009 12:31 am

    a small thanksgiving sounds nice πŸ™‚ i hope you have a great day! & a fun night tonight-but hopefully u dont get sickk


  26. November 27, 2009 10:10 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, Ash!

    Hope you had a fun time time at home with the fam and your friends. I am loving being home right now! πŸ™‚

    Those butternut squash ravioli look so good. I would love to try and make my own ravioli sometime.

  27. Sweet and Fit permalink
    November 28, 2009 8:30 pm

    Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! I ❀, Bry and I go there allll the time, a lot of times we find new places to eat that we would have never tried otherwise.

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