Monday Already?!

Wow, that weekend kind of flew by, huh? I’ve definitely noticed the days getting shorter and I’m already missing summer. I had to take advantage of the last weekend of summer and we had a marvelous time!

Friday night, we went for dinner and drinks with our friends, Adam and Jessie.

Jessie Heavy Seas Ale House Baltimore Maryland MD

Blog, meet Jessie. Also note my navy dress/yellow sweater combo and her yellow shirt/navy sweater combo. Not planned.

We actually go out with them quite a bit, but apparently I’m really bad at taking pictures of more than my food or drink. Not this time!

Despite my original plan to get a Musket Ball, I asked for the bartender’s recommendation and ended up with the Lost Cargo. The drink was pretty good, but if you happen to get a sip without any of the toasted spices, it was a little bland. There’s always next time..

Lost Cargo Cocktail Heavy Seas Baltimore Maryland MD

Lost Cargo – Peg Leg Imperial Stout, bourbon, Fonseca port, old fashioned bitters, & toasted spices.

Beer Nuts Heavy Seas Baltimore Maryland MD

The greatest beer nuts in all the land! Glazed with an amber syrup made from their beer.

Charcuterie Cheese Heavy Seas Baltimore Maryland MD

Charcuterie and cheese. Need I say more?

We followed that up with dinner at My Thai. The food was wonderful and they also had a fun list of cocktails! I’d already started my night with a cocktail so it’s not like I could switch to beer or wine at that point, right?

Eye Opener My Thai Baltimore Maryland MD

The Eye Opener – Woodford Reserve Whiskey, Thai Organic Honey, Cucumber Liquer, and soda water

Chicken Shrimp Bean Thread Noodle My Thai Baltimore Maryland MD

Pad Woon Sen – Chicken and shrimp with bean thread noodles, egg, and veggies

And what’s one more drink? Off to Oliver Speck’s! While I’ve heard lack-luster reviews about their food, the drinks did not disappoint!

Ziggy Piggy Oliver Specks Baltimore Maryland MD

Ziggy Piggy – Pig’s Nose Scotch, Domaine Canton, muddled fresh plum & mint, simple syrup, ginger beer, & candied bacon

Saturday we went over to the Fells Point Farmers’ Market for the first time ever. Peter’s Inn sells their famous BLT at the market and Nathan has been dying to try it. We made it just in time; he got the very last BLT of the day and we quickly learned why they’re so famous. All of the ingredients were so fresh and I’ve never seen a sandwich so loaded up on bacon! I can’t believe I forgot to snap a picture..

I did, however, remember to document German beer fest at Max’s. Nathan and I shared a bunch of samples and treated my cousin’s boyfriend to a little 1 liter birthday gift 😉

German Beer Fest Maxs Taphouse Baltimore Maryland MD

Round 1

German Beer Fest Round 2 Maxs Taphouse Baltimore Maryland MD

Round 2

Das Boot German Beer Fest Maxs Taphouse Baltimore Maryland MD

Das boot!

I finished off the weekend with tons of food prep for the week! I made the Healthy Jalapeno Sweet Potato Chicken Chili but swapped out the chicken for ground turkey that we had. I also added extra tomatoes and some zucchini. I might have made enough to last us through the winter! I also made some lemon basil tofu, roasted a spaghetti squash, and packed all of my meals and snacks to take to work with me for an extra early Monday morning.

All in all, I’d say it was a successful weekend! Is it Friday yet? 😉

Food for Thought

Did you do anything fun over the weekend?

Five Things Friday

  1. TGI [FREAKIN] F! Need I say more on this?
  2. We’re headed to dinner and drinks [or drinks and dinner?] with some friends tonight. Check out this cocktail list! I think I’m seeing a Musket Ball in my very near future. It’s been a while since we’ve been to Heavy Seas Alehouse and while their margarita is quite tasty, I’ve become a bit more adventurous with cocktails recently.. I blame Caitlin.

    Sticky Wicket Wit Wisdom Tavern Four Seasons Baltimore Maryland MD

    Remember the Sticky Wicket? Yum!

  3. I really want to make this Healthy Jalapeno Sweet Potato Chicken Chili and this might just be the weekend for it! I wonder if it would work with ground turkey instead of poached, shredded chicken breast..
    Healthy Jalapeno Sweet Potato Chicken Chili Pinch of Yum

    Healthy Jalapeno Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

    It looks like the perfect kind of dish to throw into the freezer too. I love having leftovers like that!

  4. I’m making a list of things that I need to order from other bloggers. Currently on the list are Healthy Bites and a couple nut butter samples. I’ve heard rave reviews on both tasty treats and I need to get my hands on them soon!
  5. Speaking of ordering, I just replaced a few pairs of shoes and two pairs came in today!

It’s such a beautiful day, I can’t believe fall officially starts on Sunday! Get outside and enjoy the end of summer!

Food for Thought

Which drink would you choose from the cocktail list?

Am I missing any super important treats that I should be ordering? I need to know!