Been a little quiet on the blogging front this past weekend. The husband and I managed to sneak away for a Couples Weekend with a few friends at a cottage right off of Lake Michigan. Had a blast! A little rainy and chilly for my taste but had a marvelous time none-the-less!
Took a little detour on our 6-hour road trip to a winery we saw signs for on the highway (Fenn Valley Winery). Ended up finding an amazing Port that we couldn't live without! Anything with hints of nutmeg and chocolate has my a-okay!
Also met the official winery kitty - Pinot Meow!
Found out that Michigan doesn't have "fancy things" like nacho cheese dip for your breadsticks at Pizza Hut. :) Our waitress gave us that line, "We don't have fancy things like that...," when we asked for it. Chuckle.
After navigating some pretty hilly and muddy DIRT roads, we finally came to the cottage in all it's cozy, comfy glory!
Made dinner for all our friends that first night...had Flank Steak with Lime Marinade, Grilled Corn with Chili Powder and Lime, and Carmelized Grilled Fruit - all Martha Stewart recipes, of course!
Ventured out the second day to a few more wineries and happened upon the great Fox Barn full of apple, asparagus, wine and cherry goodness. Ever heard of Cherry BBQ Sauce?! It is freakin' delicious!
Also dined in at the scrumptious La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in downtown Hart Michigan and took the scenic tour around Silver Lake where my husband proposed to me nearly 5 years ago!
The rain let up long enough to enjoy some great evening campfires complete with smores! During one lag in the rainy weather the men took quick jaunt out to the beach to test the waters. Luckily I "forgot" my bathing suit so I was unable to see what frigid Lake Michigan water feels like in 50ish degree weather...darn. :)
Stretched out our legs a little before our long journey back home by starting off the third day in Pentwater. Perused the marvelous The Bitchen Kitchen and came home with all sorts of goodies!
Hopefully this weekend becomes a yearly tradition!