What a great weekend! It went by way too fast, but there was a lot of fun and good food involved, so no complaints here. Backing up to Friday, I wanted to share the delicious result of a catch up lunch with my friend Becky. The two of us played on the golf team together in high school and hadn’t seen each other for several years. Needless to say, we were way overdue!
After tossing around a few lunch ideas we decided on Toni Patisserie & Cafe, a European inspired restaurant with a modern atmosphere.
Becky convinced me to try their pomegranate green tea, and I’m so glad I did. It was sweet all on its own – no extra sugar needed – and very refreshing.
For my entrée I decided on the tartine special, which was a French open-faced sandwich topped with asparagus and gruyère cheese. I quickly understood why it was one of their specialties – yum.
This dish was rich and savory, not to mention filling. I’d love to recreate it at home.
Becky chose the smoked salmon tartine, which also looked amazing.
We had a great time chatting and getting caught up on life since high school (and our disbelief at how long it really has been). Looking forward to seeing each other again soon – and checking out the Green City Market this summer!
The morning after National Donut Day, I drove Bobby to his CFA test bright and early. He was there from 8:00 to 4:30 (yes, it’s a long test!) and called me on his way home feeling good about everything. Now the wait begins until August, but I told him not to think about that as I prepped for his post-test fiesta back at our apartment.
I had on my new “fiesta approved” shirt (thanks, Melissa!) and was ready to welcome him home with a celebratory beer. I think the below picture exemplifies how happy he was to be done. Finally!
We quickly got to work on dinner: chicken and black bean fajitas! We threw the chicken in a pan with some fajita seasoning and had some black beans and red peppers cooking on the stove, too. Throw it all together in a tortilla with some spinach, salsa and Greek yogurt “sour cream,” and you have a Chipotle-inspired meal.
I’d argue that it’s even better than Chipotle, though.
We had a great rest of our night that involved getting caught up on all our DVR’ed shows. It’s amazing how many can accumulate when you’ve been studying nonstop for several months!
Bobby even promised to make Sunday brunch for me this morning. I think I’m going to like all this extra time he now has on his hands. 😉 It was a tough choice, but I decided on an old favorite.
Yes, the ebleskiver pancakes return! And just as they have many times before, they drove us crazy as we tried to flip them into perfect circles. This was Bobby’s first time working the pan, and we determined he needed a bit more oil…
Haha. Still, a pancake is a pancake is a pancake. We put blueberries in the middle and they came out perfectly gooey. Topped with a bit of maple syrup and served with a side of organic Yukon potatoes, and you’ve got a great brunch! Plus, it’s the thought that counts.
A pancake is a pancake is a pancake. Thank you, Bobby.
Our brunch followed our last long run before the North Shore Half Marathon. I’m planning a separate post that discusses my feelings pre-race this week. For now let’s just say I’m a
lot bit nervous, but am hopeful that everything will turn out well.
We capped off our celebratory weekend by seeing Snow White and the Huntsman.
I loved this movie. There are a lot of people who have mixed opinions of Kristen Stewart, but I really like her as an actress – and not just as Bella. She did Snow White justice and I enjoyed the fact that this movie was about a princess who kicks butt, rather than a prince who has to “save her.” It was a definite girl power storyline. Charlize Theron does an amazing job as the evil queen, too. The romance in the movie is understated, but I found that to be refreshing given that there wasn’t much time with the queen coming after Snow White and all. I’d definitely see it again.
Back to work tomorrow! Hope you all had a great weekend. What’s one highlight?