My Fav Date Night Italian Place
15701 Pacific Street in Omaha
Everyone likes Italian right? If you don't, there's gotta be something wrong with you. Thought I'd share this place with you guys for the love of all things pasta.
One of my friends showed me this delicious restaurant last year and since then, I can't get enough of it. It's called Vincenzo's.
It's located in Southwest Omaha. There's one in the Haymarket too and from Google it looks pretty charming.
The waiters here are dressed tastefully with white shirts and black ties. This would be a place you dress up for. I can promise you'll match the atmosphere. Dark paint colors. Black and white framed photographs. White light. Wine glasses. Cream linens.
They also have patio seating for the warmer months!
Best part? Most of their entrees come with bread and soup or salad. I always opt for the salad with their house dressing. My mom still randomly raves about this dressing! "What was that place called again?!"
My favorite entree is the Chicken Franco. I would take a bath in that white wine lemon sauce. It's light, refreshing, and doesn't make you hate yourself after you eat most of the plate. The vegetables are tossed in oil and perfectly cooked. Not much of a squash girl either, but these were great. I love chicken and the breading on this thing could not have had a better crunch. Buttery. Lemony. Herby.
My friend ordered The Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken and that looked yummy too.
Yesterday my waiter recommended his favorite, the Turkey Avocado. (Which I noticed is only on their lunch menu.)
I have so much love for this place because it reminds me of Grisanti's. Ever try it? It's unfortunately closed now, but damn they had the best mac and cheese. Now I'm mourning that place all over again. :( At least Vincenzo's has similar options and an ambience that'll make you feel like you're in Pretty Woman!
My ticket total was $13.10 for bread, salad, and a huge plate of angel hair and chicken. Basically two meals. My kinda dinner.
*Have you been to either location? What was your experience?
*What's your favorite thing on the menu?
*Do you have a different favorite Italian place?
My Sunday Routine
Like I said in my last post, I'm a fan of starting routines and breaking them. Today I'm currently in the starting phase of a Sunday routine, so I thought I'd share before the "let's do the entire day different" mood rolls in.
Recently I've made it a point to ensure I have no shifts on Sunday. If it so happens that I get scheduled, I try to find another day I can rest and recharge.
1. Crawl out of bed and throw church clothes on.
I say crawl because lately I've been working late Saturday nights and my sweet roomie has to wake me up because I can't hear my alarms.
For the days where I don't wake up on time or want to stay in my pjs, I head over to Elevation church online and watch one of Steven Furtick's sermons. I kid you not guys, if you haven't heard him speak, you need to. Each one of his sermons puts a knot in my heart and gives me instant motivation to untangle it. He is the coolest. Go now.
2. Find a snack and update my planner.
Coffee consumption kicks my appetite in the morning so I usually just snack until I crave more food. By then, most of the time, my work schedule is up so I pencil in upcoming shifts in my planner. After that, I pick two days for the week to label as no spend days.
3. Devos and silent time
Normally I have various things flying around in my head from church. So I grab my journal, head out to the balcony, and write those down. If I'm doing a devotion on my bible app, I complete that section too if I have time.
The past month I've been doing a plan called "30 Day Prayer Challenge." Each day it takes about five to ten minutes to read through the devotion, verses, and listen to the given prayer. Then it encourages you to practice kneeling on the ground when you pray. Today it touched on the problems of our world and how we should choose to "pray them down" rather than get worked up. Another favorite line was, "Live in prayer and you will live in peace." Might be my next tat.
For silent time I spend about fifteen minutes asking God what I need to hear from Him. Whether it be a serving opportunity, a blog direction, change in obedience, or shift in perspective.
4. Tidy room for 15-20 min.
During the week I find myself repeatedly saying "I don't have time for this." Although, because I give myself a tiny blog workload it doesn't feel like I'm wasting time folding clothes or fluffing pillows.
5. Laundry or grocery shopping
It is very rare for me to have both of these things done by Sunday. If I'm grocery shopping I like to spend a little time on Pinterest browsing for new lunch ideas.
6. Crank out a post (If I didn't the night before)
My goal is to post on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Sadly getting in this self-discipline groove is harder than I thought. I try to have my weekly blog work done by Sunday, but if not, I allow myself two to three hours to write one post if I'm missing one. Today E.Beth and I headed to Panera so I could write this routine for you. :)
7. Something for me
I don't remember to do this every Sunday, but I'm kinda stubborn when it comes to investing in self-care during the week. The last couple Sundays it's varied from watching Gone Girl, buying froyo, to trying a charcoal face mask. Today it was a bowl of Broccoli Cheddar soup and a baguette. ;)
8. Dinner with friends or trip planning
I'm in either two moods. Get me the hell out of this apartment or let's stay in, play a movie, and research my upcoming trip. :) Yeah it kinda does qualify as "work," but hey it gives me joy and joy feels like rest to me man.
*What's part of your Sunday routine?
*Do you blog on Sundays?
*Do you take a specific day to rest and recharge?
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