Knowing I was going out to eat I kept my breakfast and lunch light.  Um, I may have gotten a bit heavy handed on the hot sauce. 😀  Six points for breakfast.

My sister and I kept checking the weather, and decided we would take our chances with the rain and walked the river walk.  We got half way down the path and it just started down pouring – even though we had umbrellas, my feet were soaked by the time I got back to the office.  But we’ll take 64 degrees in February every day of the week.

I could feel my blood sugar dropping about ten minutes before I made it back to the office.  In my haste to leave to meet my sister, I forgot to check my blood sugar otherwise I would have brought a banana with me.  I sweat profusely when my blood sugar drops like that, and coupled with my wet feet, once my blood sugar started rising, I was freezing.  My light jacket was soaked, but luckily I remembered I had an extra pair of socks and my winter boots under my desk, and that helped.

I had more lasagna soup, and no picture since I was basically eating quickly to get my blood sugar up.  I was happy that I not only left on time, I caught the 5:20 train AND the train actually left on time!

Certified Angus Beef sent me a generous gift card to take my “sweetie” out to dinner for Valentine’s Day.  I learned a long time ago never to go out on that actual holiday – I’ve told the story before on here, but one of the first Valentine’s Tony and I spent together I suggested this restaurant, and when we got there, didn’t realize that it was a pre fix menu – and it was all small plates – while there were 8 courses, each course was one or two bites at best – and $150 pp without drink.  We drove to Burger King afterwards because we were so hungry and we pretty much cooked a special dinner at home every year after that.

Along with a gift card, they gave me a list of local restaurants who served Certified Angus Beef and Lindy’s Landing in Wauconda was one of the restaurants on the list.   Since Hannah and Jacob usually have dinner with his grandpa on Tuesday’s, we invited him to.

Turns out one of the drink specials was $2 glasses of house wine.  Um, yes please.

If cheese curds are on the menu, we nearly always get them, and these were delicious.

For $30 they had an 8 ounce filet mignon with mashed potatoes and seasonal veggies.

Sadly, the beef was a tad overcooked, and our server, while super sweet, never came back after our food was delivered.  It was good – not great.  I am not going to lie, I was thinking to myself that my $6.50 New York strip that I made the night before was leaps above this steak.  But it was a fun night out, and I will definitely come back here in the summer when their outdoor patio is open, and eat cheese curds and drink wine. 😀

Hannah, Jacob and John split the lava cake for dessert.  I had a glass of wine for dessert.

Thank you Certified Angus Beef for our dinner out!

As a total coincidence, when I got home, there was a package from Certified Angus Beef!

I may have screamed when I opened the package!!  This gorgeous LeCreuset saute pan!!!  Holy shit.

I think I’ll be making some delicious beef dishes in that pan.  Wow.  THANK YOU!!

I’ll be cooking up some #beefcookalong dishes before February is out – stay tuned!

Today we are back to winter.  It was 22 degrees when I left the house this morning.  But, we may see the sun today, which I desperately miss, so I’ve got that going for me.

Curious how many of you are beef eaters?  Liz and Kris, don’t answer that question, I already know the answer. 😀

Make it a great day!