Thelma and Louise (aka Maureen Moscato and Kris Kabernet) shoot the breeze while they wet their whistle with a glass or two of wine. These fun-lovin' women love life, share their recipes, whine a little (sometimes a lot!), and laugh at themselves. So grab your fancy-schmancy wine glass, and join them on their road trip through life.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Valentine's Day Road Trippin'
These are downright purty!
Thelma and Louise are so tired of this weather since it started in
December and hasn't really stopped. Heck, they can't remember the last time
they saw their hacienda driveway or the yard not covered in that white
stuff. Whine, whine, whine. Ho-hum! Seriously, even in the Midwest where Thelma
and Louise live and should be 'used to' this type of weather, it's gone beyond
ridiculous. Instead of lettin’ out a whine about the weather, the gals thought
they'd try to find the old proverbial silver lining in their sky filled with
And - dadgummit - it was Valentine's Day!
Gotta love that, right? And it was a nice one for Thelma and Louise. After the
workday was over, our gals decided to go out and celebrate the end of the week
and the day all about love!
Their first stop was at a kinda new place
in Bourbonnais. "Koi Asian Bistro" has sushi, sashimi, hibachi
dishes, and lots of yummy stuff! The place always seems bustlin', but the staff
was hustlin' to keep people happy! Thelma and Louise only had to wait a few
minutes for a table, even though that Valentine crowd was filin' in pretty darn
quick. The gals had a big platter of the Valentine's Special Rolls, as well as
one of their tried-and-true rolls. (http://www.koiasianbistroil.com).
Hearts, flowers, and WINE!
With their tummies full and happy, the gals were ready for some wine. So, they went a-callin' at a wine bar to
visit some old friends. The gals were greeted by Tony Lampley and given a red
rose and a 'kiss'. Tony owns "Off the Vine" with his wife, Debbie.
They are some of the nicest folks you could meet; our gals blogged about this
place a while ago. Debbie and Tony had a special Valentine Menu goin' on, too;
a bottle of wine of your choice with some sweet dessert of chocolate-covered
strawberries or yummy cheesecake. Thelma and Louise decided their bellies were
too full of sushi and passed on dessert. But wine was a-flowin' cuz there's
always room for wine! And "Off the Vine" in Momence only serves
Illinois Wines! (They also have a flower shop! http://momenceflorist.com)
Mick Porter of Momence
The piece de resistance (oooh, you know
how Louise likes that French stuff!) was listening to a talented fella named
Mick Porter, who also happens to be the Mayor of that town of Momence. Ya know
how Thelma and Louise love meeting important folks...and that Mick Porter was
one of the nicest fellas ever - and has the voice of a songbird! He had our
gals tappin' their toes and dancin' in their seats! He sang some love songs,
old songs, and a couple of new ones, too! His story-tellin' in between songs
made Thelma and Louise laugh, a lot!
When the gals got home, they popped open their bottle of Lavender Crest Chocolate Love Wine that they'd been saving for this day (lavendercrest.com)! Yep, Thelma and Louise loved their Valentine's Day Road Trip. Good food, good wine, and good friends make for a fun celebration!