Monday, August 19, 2013

Lovely Dinner Post

Tagliatelle with Prosciutto and Orange
Italian comfort in a bowl. Can't get better than this.

This is one of our favorite quick pasta recipes.  We had something similar the first time we went to Rome and it's amazing.  The orange really lightens up the recipe but it still tastes extremely decadent.  I highly suggest you try it one night for dinner.  You'll thank me, I promise.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Few Pics From Oslo

 Just a quick post about part of our recent trip.

We spent 4 days in Oslo last month and it was absolutely beautiful.  I was expecting colder, damp weather and what we got literally burned my face.  It was sunny and beautiful.   

Part of the fortress
 The food was OK, not really spectacular in my book.  TGIFridays were every where! We didn't eat at one, though.  I stuck to mostly steaks and chicken when I could find it as I'm not a huge seafood person. The hubs was mostly the same except one night he had reindeer which he said was pretty good.

City Hall and most of the city as seen from the Fjord
One of the weird statues in Viegeland Park

Alaska at the city fortress manning the guns. Tally Ho chaps!
 The people were really friendly and it was an awesome atmosphere.  Our hotel was next to some phenomenal museums and restaurants so that made for some nice touristy days. Everything was very expensive though so we made sure to load up on breakfast at the hotel since it was included in our room price.  Sometimes I really am my father's daughter :)
On top of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump
 We spent a lot of time wandering the city and admiring all the architecture and art.  There were beautiful statues everywhere! And, a big plus for me, most of the bookshops had a huge English section.  Most people in Norway speak English fluently and so they have a great selection in their book stores.  I did notice, however, that the English books were actually from England and generally not America. I bought a few books that were by UK authors and I didn't see a whole lot of American books unless they were a huge International series like 50 Shades of Gray and the like.

 We finished off the trip with a ferry ride to Copenhagen.  It was an overnight trip that was basically a mini cruise.  It had several shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities.  The hubs was beside himself with joy at the whole prospect.

The hubs watching us pull out of Oslo Fjord
Our trip was amazing and I'd love to go back if I could afford to - meaning I'd have to be making Norwegian Krone or a crap load more USD!