Last night I made a killer dinner of Shrimp Linguini with garlic, lemon, tomatoes, and fresh herbs, Red Lobster biscuits, and a salad with avocado, onions, tomatoes, and fresh parmesan. Stu mentioned that this was "as close to Red Lobster as we're going to get any time soon." A few minutes of thoughtful chewing later he declared, much to my delight, that this meal was "way better than Red Lobster". Such a great boy. Then, since Stu has been craving sushi for a few days now, we decided that sushi could very well count as "dessert" so we decided to head to Marina Mall to get some.
Before we left, I was rushing to get the dinner dishes washed so they wouldn't have stuff stuck on them later and since I don't have a dishwasher (damn the Abu Dhabi gods), I have to cautiously stack pots and pans and dishes on my little drying rack. With three pans to go, this shit happened:
Stu came in and asked "Was it my fault?" which I told him it wasn't, that I had carelessly stacked a collander (you can see the culprit in the above picture) and it fell over, striking the full, new bottle of soy and fell over. But I think he was worried because Mr. I-never-put-things-back-where-they-go had left the soy sauce on the counter and not safely in its home. Lol. So, WE caused a catastophy which consisted of tiny fragments of glass and soy-soaked grout (black and white match, right?). So needless to say, we got out of the house a bit later than we intended after I had to mop my kitchen and hunt for shards.
The sushi was so yummy though and we split a coke while we ate. It was nice. We walked around for a bit and discovered a new little wing of Marina Mall where there is a Home Center with household stuff that is cheaper than anywhere else I've seen here. We may have to go back there at some point. I had my eye on a set of salt and pepper grinders. Fresh salt and pepper would be a fabulous addition to my culinary delights. :) (Stu has been cchecking out fountains lately as an addition to our bedroom)
And, in omnipresent lazy-UAE-style, here is a great example of why things here are all half-assed. Car in your way while you're laying tar? No biggie, tar around it: