Hi friends, happy Monday! I hope you had as relaxing a weekend as I did. Friday kicked off with an awesome workout at a new-to-me circuit gym called Sweat. I went with a few of my coworkers and the trainer took us through 3 rounds of 8 stations of supersets. These exercises hit every single muscle and I was definitely feeling it all weekend, especially my abs! I can’t wait to go back again.. luckily they’re on ClassPass.
Saturday, Nathan and I took it easy and celebrated 11
long crazy years. I can’t believe we’ve been together for so long; we were just babies when we first started dating!
Saturday night was when we had the big plans for a nice dinner out. We’d been talking about going to Gather practically since we moved here and walked past it the first time. The price point is a little higher than our normal night out on the town so we knew it would be good for a special occasion, and it definitely was! We started out with drinks—a local red wine for me and a local black ale for him—and split 2 small plates. [You'll excuse the lovely lighting for the pictures, yes?]
Both dishes were so delicious and full of flavor but I think I ended up preferring the mushroom dish and Nathan went more for the pork terrine. No surprises there; boy loves his fried food ;)
There were so many appealing options on the menu for the entrees, one of which would be the amazing looking pizzas, but I couldn’t say no to the black cod. I hardly ever make seafood at home because Nathan doesn’t eat it, so I love to get it whenever we go out. The cod did not disappoint in the least; I ate it flake-by-flake and the skin was perfectly crispy too. I think I “mmm”-ed with almost every bite!
Nathan ordered the burger with fries which may not sound too exciting but he confirmed that it was a pretty damn good burger! And I can confirm that the fries were tasty too. We skipped out on dessert in favor of a couple peanut butter cookies we got earlier in the day; a nice little sweet treat to finish it out.
Yesterday was all about recovery from our big meal. Ha! We watched football, went to a couple grocery stores, and did lots of cooking and prepping for the week. We might have had a messy kitchen, but dinner was awesome!
That chicken recipe will be coming soon ;)
Weekly Meal Plan
Sunday – Herb de Provence roast chicken, gouda smashed potatoes, and roasted brussels sprouts
Monday – Vietnamese pork bowl
Tuesday – Smokey chicken wing chili
Wednesday – Chicken bacon rice bowls
Thursday – Leftovers
Friday – Out!
Saturday – Leftovers
Food for Thought
If you’re married, do you still celebrate your dating anniversary?
Did you do anything fun over the weekend?