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I’m pretty sure I missed the weekend.. is it really Monday already? I’ve been on the run since we got back from Baltimore, weekend included, but at the very least I was able to take some time Saturday evening for a little date. Drinks + dinner + ice cream. That’s pretty much our perfect equation these days.
We had to check out a sports bar around the corner for us to see if it would suffice for Ravens games. It’s pretty tough to get the Ravens out here but there are a few bars that will happily put on any game you request. [We didn’t go for the game yesterday, though based on the way they played, neither of us were too disappointed to have stayed in.] For dinner, we tried a new-to-us Thai restaurant, Sukho Thai [<– $2.50 glass of wine for happy hour!]
Fun story.. the server brought out the hot sauces and peppers with the fresh roll. Of course Nathan went straight for the peppers and I decided I’d try a small piece of the Thai bird chili. It didn’t start out too terribly spicy, but after a few minutes, both of us were practically sitting in silence trying to figure out how to get rid of the burn. My eyes were tearing, Nathan was starting to break a sweat.. I just kept telling him not to react because the staff would absolutely be laughing at us!
We survived the pepper incident but decided ice cream would be a necessity to really be sure to get rid of the heat. We shared a munchkin-sized creme fraiche ice cream with pear caramel from Smitten. No time for pictures but it was as good as it sounds! We finished the night with a bad movie—Two Guns—at home with some popcorn.
Yesterday was a lot of running around again but we did sneak in a quick lunch date at Gregoire before hitting up the grocery store. The feature item of the lunch? Potato puffs.
Instead of the plain old mashed potato filling that I almost expected, the filling has a really creamy, almost cream-cheesy flavor. Gregoire is known for their potato puffs so we had to try them!
After all of the craziness of the past few weeks, it was nice to have a few quiet minutes to end the weekend and get our lives back on track.
Weekly Meal Plan
Sunday – Lemon herb roast chicken thighs with roasted asparagus
Monday – Feta chicken kabobs with roasted brussels, red onion, and bell pepper
Tuesday – Quinoa crusted chicken strips with buffalo sauce, grilled asaparagus, & roasted wedge potatoes
Wednesday – Trivia night!
Thursday – Leftovers
Friday – Out!
Saturday – Cauli rice salad with chipotle orange chicken, cashews, & feta
Food for Thought
What is the most exciting ice cream flavor you’ve tried?
What’s on your menu this week?