Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The best kind of study break

I am pretty intense when it comes to studying - I study a lot! But at the same time, I also give myself a lot of breaks. It's all about balance right?

So even though I have a big clinical nutrition final on Friday, when I found out my family was going out for lunch for my uncle's birthday on Monday, I decided to give myself a study break and join in. I really wanted to see my family plus I can never turn down trying out a new restaurant!


We went to Romano's Ristorante, an Italian restaurant in Hamilton where my cousin works in the kitchen. I love good Italian food, so I was excited to try it out.

I started with a side House salad which came drizzled with balsamic vinegar and an olive oil based dressing on the side. I could taste the quality in both the balsamic and the olive oil, which makes such a difference.


For my entree I ordered the Spaghetti con Polpette, described on the menu as a "Tender and delicious blend of beef, veal and pork meatballs simmered in our tomato sauce over spaghetti." I knew right away I wanted to order this because I've been craving some good meatballs ever since my meatball cooking failure a few weeks ago! I got the lunch sized pasta, which was the perfect amount.


I really loved the sauce, which tasted really fresh and not too sweet. The meatballs also had great flavour, but I wish they had been more tender. Overall though it was a good meal that reminded me of my dad's cooking - you can't go wrong with that!

Today I've got more studying on the agenda - with a few breaks of course. Lately I've been putting aside some time in the evenings to watch LOST with my family because I got them hooked on it! It's a nice study break to look forward to at the end of the day.

What's your favourite dish to order at an Italian restaurant?
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14 comments:

  1. sounds like a great place! i am all about a good pasta sauce.

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  2. Good luck in your exam! I loved taking study breaks even if its just to go get coffee or a cup of tea.. anything to dec-clutter your brain for a moment.

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  3. I'm in the midst of an essay writing break right now - absolutely necessary sometimes!

    Whenever I go out for Italian (and my uncle is Italian, so if he's picking the restaurant that's usually the type he goes for) I usually go for some sort of seafood pasta. Italian restaurants just do shellfish so well!

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  4. I study A LOT too but I am learning to take breaks. Especially ones that do not involve food or exercise! Those TV breaks of doing "nothing" are needed

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  5. Study breaks are essential! A neighbour and I go on several evening walks a week and it makes all the difference in giving my mind a break and refreshing me for a few more hours of studying!

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  6. Now that's my kinda study break! That place sounds so neat! :D
    Best of luck on your tests my friend!!

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  7. I think I'm the minority because I never studied in college! Still made all A's and B's for the most part.

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  8. That place looks SO good! Perfect way to unwind before finals :)

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  9. I'm glad you had a positive meatball experience!!! you should've asked them for the recipe ;)
    Breaks are also wonderful. They allow you to recharge and be more efficient. Keep it up Chelsea, you're almost there!

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  10. i love getting chicken and vegetable dishes with italian salads.. pretty standard but oh so good!!

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  11. I am ALL FOR study breaks like this. It's the ideal way to refresh yourself - and you deserve it, girl! xo

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  12. I'm trying soo hard to study, but I only have one final left and that's always the one where my motivation plummets. I'm glad you got a good break though :) I've had nothing BUT breaks!

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