Hi there! I hope everyone had a good weekend, whether it was a long one or not. I made sure to keep myself busy
So, in pictures (of course, I took more pictures of food than anything else. But I suppose that’s to be expected):
I was asked to contribute something to a Valentine’s bake sale, so I ended up putting together Davida’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies. The only disappointment was the fact that I didn’t end up with any to take home.
Eric and I spent Valentine’s Day with his family – I got to see the beginnings of the baby bump!! (Eric’s sister-in-law is pregnant). But of course, the only picture I snapped was of dessert:
Bananas foster with vanilla ice cream. Is it weird that despite the fact that bananas are easily my favourite fruit, I had never had bananas foster before? Thank goodness that got remedied. I usually don’t think that fruit counts as dessert, but I’ll make an exception here…mainly because it included ice cream.
As for an actual Valentine’s date, Eric and I went out for dinner Saturday night. Our original plan was to head to Milestones, but I didn’t think about making reservations until that afternoon. When I called, I was informed that they only had spots before 4 or after 8:30, so we decided to pass and get creative instead.
Marky’s Crepe Cafe! I’ve known about this spot forever and hadn’t tried it yet, so Eric and I figured it would be a fun (and not very busy!) Valentine’s Day option.
I went with the Popeye – spinach, goat cheese, and seasonings in a whole wheat crepe. I don’t really remember ever having a savoury crepe before, but I was really impressed! Eric chose the chicken and mayo, and he was happy with his choice.
We were going to get a sweet crepe for dessert, but instead found ourselves wandering down the street to Prince Albert’s Diner. Ohmygoodness, this diner is adorably retro. A few dishes to split:
Blogger meet up day! I hopped on the bus and headed down to Toronto for the afternoon to meet up with Chelsea, Davida and Suzanne. And really, it was just miraculous that for once the weather actually cooperated! (this was the fourth time Chelsea and I had attempted a meetup this winter – the first three we had to reschedule due to bad driving conditions).
We met up at Sadie’s Diner, which was adorable:
I went for the veggie burger (with caramelized onions and guac) and side salad.
While the food was awesome, the company was of course the best part:
Monday was Family Day up here (yes, that is an actual statutory holiday), making spending the day with my family the most appropriate thing to do…and of course, the puppy loves having someone else to play with:
Hard to say who was the victor…Atticus was stronger, but got distracted more easily. Tie?
Mom made dinner:
Of course, a belated Valentine:
But oh goodness, back to real life today. While all my Canadian university friends are on reading week this week….that means that us TA’s get to mark your midterms have a good weekend!
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