Bowling alleys have really stepped up a bit since I was last in one (besides Landmark Lanes on the East side). The couch we are sitting above is the actual seating in the lane with a coffee-like table in the middle of the couches for drinks. No ashtrays and no self-scoring, everything is computerized.
Liam provided the entertainment again loving to clap for himself each time he would bowl. He would turn around and run back to us, clapping and laughing, not even really watching his ball slowly roll down the lane and hit the pins (he had bumpers that came up for his turn, of course). He was also great at cheering for other people too.
For the panini, I made Turkey B.A.T.s - Turkey, bacon, avocado and tomato. I mashed two avocados and added some greek yogurt, salt, pepper and lemon juice to create a spread. That went on both sides of the ciabatta bread. I then layered monterey jack cheese, tomato, turkey and bacon.
As an aside, my co-worker brough guacamole last week and he/his wife had left all of the avocado pits in the guac so that it stays its intended bright green color. This is a tip I am going to start incorporating.
The soup was a vegetable soup with tomato, carrot, celery, potato, zucchini and macaroni noodles. On the side you make a pistou (think pesto) with basil, garlic and parmesan that gets stirred into the soup prior to serving.
Today is my Mom's actual birthday and as one of our most faithful readers, we want to wish her a happy birthday. You are the best, we love you!