And maybe a couple of words – I’m writing this at 11:00 pm, but I do love to talk (write?) so I need to chat a little bit, at least.
Non-wordy = still marvelous. Thanks to the diva for hosting!
Friday. Day at school + schmoozing at my program BBQ. I kept the picture taking to a minimum (trying to be all professional and academic and whatnot) but of course managed to snap a quick phone picture of my dinner.
Rice crackers, deli meat (turkey and ham) green salad, quinoa salad, deviled eggs. Deviled eggs are amazing, and as was that salad. My prof told me she was just throwing random ingredients into it, but it turned out awesome. Probably because random ingredients included raisins and chopped dried apricot – I adore dried fruit in grain salads.
Saturday = market trip.
Exploring Covent Garden – an indoor market downtown. One of my favourite spots in the city.
Hole-the-wall Date night.
One of Eric’s friends had been raving about Shmokey’s, so it was Eric’s date night request. I happily obliged when I determined that they’d have pulled pork.
Left – my pulled pork sandwich. Right – Eric’s Texas Taters.
Side of cassava fries:
Which Eric was hesitant to try but agreed that they’re awesome.
Also awesome: Diet Coke in glass bottles.
It’s just classy. And makes me feel like it’s the fifties.
The waiter asked me if I liked hot sauce, to which I gave a resounding yes….which he (rightfully) interpreted as a desire to have my sandwich completely drenched in it.
Froyo was clearly needed to soothe my on-fire-in-the-best-way-possible-mouth:
Chocolate banana and salted caramel froyo, and going light on toppings for once. Brownie bits, yogurt-covered pretzels, milk chocolate malt balls, mini peanut butter cups, frosted animal crackers, maraschino cherries. For me, this is absolutely light on toppings – although it was pointed out to me that I forgot the sprinkles, and for that I am ashamed.
Sunday = navigating another class at the gym:
I want to try them all! Except not right now, because Saturday’s circuit + Sunday’s bootcamp = holy wow I am sore.
Parent’s house for dinner:
Scalloped potatoes, BBQed chicken thighs, and unpictured salad. Scalloped potatoes are messy, but definitely one of my favourite things that my mom makes. We also got sent home with the leftover chicken – another reason why I love going to my parent’s for dinner.
And also because my mom buys dessert. She set it in front of me to cut:
Apparently, we are so serious about dessert that we cut it with a meat cleaver.
The rest of the night was this:
(I love taking over their laundry room…because laundromats/my building basically charge an arm and a leg for it these days)
Where I proceeded to guess pretty much every category wrong. Apparently, I’m not too good at this.
But done! And I love how my short posts still end up being not actually all that short. Oh goodness.
Have a good one!
<— Did you watch the Emmy’s last night? How accurate were you in your predictions?
<— Ever tried cassava fries?
<— Favourite thing at BBQ place? I’m all about the pulled pork, but BBQ chicken, baked beans, cornbread and mac and cheese are all up there too…pretty safe to say that I just really like BBQ.
<— Do you exercise on weekends? I go back and forth with it – I was feeling it this weekend, so I went for it.