Today Jason and I spent the day with our friends Jeff and Diane, and their son Joseph, in New Jersey. Jeff and Diane used to live in the Boston-area but recently moved to New Jersey. We spent a couple of hours at Manasquan Beach – the water was a little chilly but with the temps reaching 100, it was worth it to jump in a few times! After the beach, we made a quick pit (ice cream) stop for some cones. I had a scoop of chocolate marshmellow and a scoop of mint oreo (winner, best ice cream, 2009)! It hit the spot after a few hours at the beach. I can’t remember the name of the place, but will edit the post if I can find out.
After the beach, we had an early dinner at Jeff and Diane’s. Jason and I surprised them with Dom’s steaktips. If you live in the Boston area, GO TO DOM’S! It’s a deli/market/butcher/caterer in Malden and they have the best steak tips we’ve ever had.
In addition to the steaktips, we grilled BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, herb potatoes, a French baguette and roasted garlic. Lastly, we made a Jersey tomato and mozzarella salad and then had sliced peaches after dinner. It was delicious and so good to see our friends. I’m looking forward to another week of school and work (that sounds kind of crazy, but true). Off to finish laundry then call it a night.