I apologize in advance if the Lizzie McGuire song is now stuck in your head.
There are just some weekends where everything falls into place. You can’t seem to do anything wrong, your world is spinning in the right direction and in general, things are just going your way.
This wasn’t exactly one of those weekends, but it was still pretty darn
Let’s start with the not-so-great so that the story has a happy ending. On Saturday we took our car to get its 60,000 mile check-up and found out we had some very wallet-unfriendly repairs that needed to be made. Immediately.
But once we got over the initial shock, we decided that instead of lamenting our empty pockets, we would make them emptier by sharing a nice dinner and a movie. Yes, I recognize the flaws in this logic.
We went for dinner at Pine Yard, an oldie but a goodie from our college days in Evanston. We started by sharing the egg drop soup. The small size comes with enough for one and a half cups each. It never fails to satisfy. We also split an egg roll.
For our entree, we went with the Three Delicacies, which comes with beef, shrimp and chicken surrounded by stir-fry vegetables. It’s by far our favorite dish on the menu for the variety!
We enjoyed it with white rice and a fortune cookie that said, “The bigger the wallet, the bigger the need.” Now I don’t know about you, but I feel like it was trying to make me feel better after receiving the invoice for the car repairs. Thanks, fortune cookie.
After dinner, we saw The King’s Speech. An excellent movie – I highly recommend it!
Overall Saturday was a roller coaster, but Sunday more than made up for it.
You know what I’m talking about. Now this is what dreams are made of, my friends.
THE PACKERS ARE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Words can’t express the celebration going on in our household. I may have grown up in Minnesota and now live in Chicago, but my roots are strongly tied to Milwaukee and therefore the land of the Cheesehead. Case in point: my game day lunch consisted of a turkey and gouda cheese sandwich, with Flatout Four Cheese EdgeOn Crisps as my accompaniment.
Such a gouda meal after a five mile run. 😉
The NFC Championship was thrilling to watch, with a nice brewskie, of course.
Plus plenty of popcorn.
Looking forward to an exciting match up against the Steelers on February 6, not to mention those crazy million-dollar commercials. It’s going to be a great weekend!
Question: Are you a football fan? Who will you be rooting for on February 6?
Out of all the other sports, football is by far my favorite to watch. It’s all about what you grew up with, I’m sure, but I fondly remember spending childhood Sundays in my Minnesota basement with family, cheering for our favorite teams.