First things first, I totally forgot to choose a winner for my Pure Via giveaway on Friday. Congrats to Emily D! Shoot me an email at Brittany@BarrAndTable.com with your shipping in and I’ll make sure it gets sent out right away!
Yesterday the SIL headed back home and Nathan and I relaxed at home by ourselves for the first time in over a week. Heading back to Baltimore and then coming back with a guest was fun but we were really ready for some quiet time. Not to mention we couldn’t wait for some light, healthy, home-cooked meals! That said, we did Saturday right for my SIL’s last day with us.
For lunch we stopped at a little restaurant called Southie where we sat up at the bar watching the cooks and drooling over all the food. They were really friendly and happy to answer all of our questions about what they were making when it looked like something that wasn’t on the menu. It all looked so good but I think next time we’ll have to get a steak sandwich!
Making the Steak Giardiniera sandwich.
Making Nathan’s spicy hog pulled pork sandwich.
Ahi tuna sandwich made into a salad!
I need to remember that so many restaurants like this are so accommodating and more than happy to make a sandwich into a salad. The ahi tuna was delicious and this might have been my favorite tapenade ever. I’m not a huge olive fan and these olives had such a light flavor and weren’t salty at all. Fabulous!
Of course we couldn’t go out for a stroll without grabbing a couple of drinks. After some beer, we made our way over to Smitten for a little liquid nitrogen ice cream.
Brown Sugar with Cinnamon Shortbread liquid nitrogen ice cream
Everything is made-to-order and you can choose a flavor plus add-ins. I stuck to a regular [homemade] cone with no add-ins and it was great! They have some really interesting flavors and I think we’ll have to head back for Nathan to try the flavor-of-the-month, Nectarine.
We finished off the SIL’s trip with our favorite Indian food.
The best tandoori chicken and naan.
I love the tandoori chicken; it’s the first spicy tandoori we’ve ever had! She had the curry chicken and it was equally as delicious and flavorful. With all of the food we had throughout the day, we ended up splitting 2 meals between the 3 of us and it was plenty of food!
So you can imagine I was glad to keep it light yesterday.
Coconut basil grilled chicken, grilled asparagus, and roasted sweet potato.
My body will be thrilled after a few more days of being back to normal eating! Looking forward to this week’s plan.
Weekly Meal Plan
Sunday – Coconut basil grilled chicken, grilled asparagus, and roasted yukon and sweet potatoes
Monday – Chopped chicken and couscous salad with sweet basil dressing
Tuesday – Chicken and dry-braised green beans and baby bok choy
Wednesday – Leftovers
Thursday – Apricot barbecue chicken with roasted brussels sprouts
Friday – Feta chicken kabobs with roasted broccoli
Saturday – Leftovers
Food for Thought
How was your 4th of July weekend?
What’s on your meal plan this week?