Thanks to all who contributed to the magazine discussion. There were some well-written and thought-provoking comments on both sides, which were fun to read. I hope to write more topical posts like those in the future.
This weekend was as low key as it was fantastic, which is to say it was equal parts of both! It was kickstarted by the fact that I was able to play a role in fellow blogger (and one awesome lady) Megan’s first Hannah’s Bretzel experience. You may know it better as my sandwich shop obsession.
We met up at the Washington and Wells location for lunch and gossip, a winning combination. I couldn’t resist getting the Italian Parma Ham and Goat Cheese sandwich again.
It was just as good as last time. They need to jar and sell the goat cheese spread because it is dangerously addictive. When combined with the ham, there is no turning back.
I had a blast catching up with Megan – especially because I hadn’t seen her since the Healthy Living Summit. For two women who share a love of food and cheese and Shaun T and live in the same city, that is just not cool at all. We talked about our jobs, life and love – and plans to hang out once the weather in Chicago finally cooperates.
The sandwiches were delicious, too. I think I sold Megan on the idea of going to Hannah’s Bretzel again.
Next up on the agenda was a very special celebration. Hard to believe it but Bobby and I celebrated our six-month wedding anniversary on Saturday. Time flies but here we are half a year later, happy and still in the honeymoon phase.
We celebrated with a delicious pasta dinner and wine (penguin in the background optional).
The third and final marker of a good weekend? Using food to make you feel better about the miserable weather, which included snow, rain, wind and cold, not necessarily in that order.
I came up with a souper solution!
I thought I was done with soup season, but it isn’t ready to say goodbye just yet. First, I made a big bowl of Amy’s lentil soup, throwing in fresh spinach and sliced deli turkey to add volume, then topping it with mozzarella.
Then I went a little greener with Amy’s split pea variety, though the voluminous ingredients stayed the same. I always love adding something to soup, but you have to make sure you put in enough to get a little taste with every bite!
This one was overflowing the bowl. Don’t worry, I had no trouble emptying it. 😉
I was so inspired that I picked up three new cans of soup at the grocery store. And so it continues…
The weekend was souper awesome. Here’s to hoping this week will be just as great!
What’s one thing you are looking forward to this week?
I absolutely can’t wait to see Water for Elephants using this souper coupon (sorry, I couldn’t resist throwing that in one more time) on Thursday night. Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon appear to make an amazing Jacob and Marlena.