Saturday was our busy day this weekend. I started with a new, most excellent breakfast: leftover steak on an everything bagel with egg (with jalapenos), mozzarella and cheddar cheeses on top. My company’s summer picnic was held at the owner’s house in Great Falls, and it was a gorgeous place. We didn’t have much to eat so as not to spoil our dinner at Dish. We were a little early, so we waited outside and my mom joined us and we chatted. We went inside when they opened at 5, and Sharon showed up soon after. For starters Jill had the soup of the day, a tomato/fennel/crab mix and I had the salad special, a mix of greens, watermelon and goat cheese that combined nicely. I had a pomegranate martini and Jill had a glass of wine, then I got the herb crusted New Zealand lamb chops (good research for our next trip) while Jill had the pan seared rockfish (done in a Thai style) – we both enjoyed our food. We’d been there once before several years ago and they’d changed chefs since then, but quite good (and our server was a trip). I opted to take my dessert in a liquid form, but the ladies shared a peach and blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream that vanished quickly.
After dinner we strolled over to the Kennedy Center and were in our seats with plenty of time The Lion King. Finally arriving in DC ten years after its Broadway debut, it was a must see for my mom and an easy choice for a Christmas gift last year. The show was very entertaining, and I was glad I’d recently watched the DVD so I was familiar with the creatures – Jill was puzzling over what the monkey was supposed to be. Afterwards we rode the Metro back with Mom, and headed home. Jill had the beginnings of a migraine and headed to bed, so Illa and I stayed up to watch the Redskins game.
Nothing too exciting went on Sunday, I did some more auctions, read papers, watched a movie, and Jill made baked zita and smoothies for dinner. Illa did get plenty of play time, but early in the day wasn’t happy, and was “grumphy” – grumph is the sound of the exaggerated sigh he makes when he sits down in a huff, and this is what he looks like after he makes it: