We should do this more often

Mr. Fob and I celebrated our anniversary today with a real, live date. I think we should do that more often (well, not quite as expensive as today's, but something where we actually leave the house). I guess I need to be more proactive about making some sort of regular babysitting arrangements. In California we worked out a nice exchange with two other couples and had a regular date night for a while; it was great.

Today we went to see the musical Children of Eden at BYU. I'd never heard of it before, but it was written by Stephen Schwartz, who is more famous for Godspell and Wicked. I was pleasantly surprised by the production; the story and music were great and I thought the performers did a fantastic job. The costuming and staging were really cool too; I can see how it could be a big show, but they took a more minimalist approach that worked well. After that we decided to try out our trendiness by eating at Pizzeria 712 here in Orem. I like food quite a bit, but confess to being intimidated by ingredients like duck confit and arugula. I'm not that much of a foodie. I do like to support local business and sustainable ingredients so I've been wanting to try out the restaurant, and it did not disappoint. The service was perfect and the food was delicious. We had a salad with beets, arugula, and ricotta along with a pizza that was topped with spinach, Gouda, smoked prosciutto, and caramelized onion. The pizza was awesome; I couldn't get enough of the tasty chewy crust. We shared an apple crisp for dessert (since it was a special occasion), but both agreed that while it was tasty it didn't impress us more than homemade dessert. Children of Eden is still playing for one more week (not next week, but the one after) and Pizzeria 712 is open for lunch and dinner, so give them a try. Now I've just got to get a group together to take me out to Communal in Provo. I think I like this whole "support local business" thing.

PS--The other day I stopped by Provo Bakery to reward Little Dude and myself for getting our H1N1 shots, and I have to agree that they make the best donuts around. And orange rolls; now I can't stop thinking about orange rolls. Good thing I don't live very close to it anymore.


Braden said…
The Provo Bakery's great. I really like their bran muffins.
Kristeee said…
Mmm, Pizzeria 712. That's a great place. Sounds like a fabulous night.

We tried to start a babysitting co-op in our ward that totally flopped. We have a website and a cool system and everything all set up . . . but I was the only one who was all that excited about using it apparently. I've been considering seeing if a group of responsible friends in the Orem/Provo area would want to form a co-op instead...

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