Food-Filled (As Always)Posted: December 23, 2012
My mom, sister, and I are always joking about how whenever we’re all home, the only thing there ever is to do is eat. It’s like: ‘What do you guys want to do? Oh, let’s go out to eat.’ Why is that?!
When I got to town on Friday night, we immediately got down to it. I met my mom, sister, and cousin at Portland Pie Co. for dinner, and I started off with the Shipyard blueberry beer, which was really light and tasty.
We ordered the nachos for an appetizer, since clearly I can’t go more than a few days without a Mexican-inspired dish…
And for our meals, we each got a salad and shared a basil thin crust pizza with grilled chicken, red sauce, fresh spinach, roasted red peppers, and ricotta cheese.
For dessert, I treated everyone to Froyo. (My cup had a little bit of tart froyo and a lotta bit of toppings, of course.)
Go big or go home!
Yesterday, I spent the morning doing a little studying and then headed to the gym with my cousin. I did four miles on the treadmill and felt awesome and then we finished things up with a few core exercises. I don’t know if it’s the gym atmosphere or what, but I ran harder than I have in a while and felt great afterwards. Love that!
After the gym and a quick shower, it was off for more food, of course. I met up with my mom, sister, aunt, and two other cousins and we grabbed a lunch at a new-to-me Italian place in town.
There was bread to start, and since I was starving from my workout, I may have gone just a bit overboard on that deliciousness. With the spicy pesto + olive oil mixture to dip it in, it was just so good.
I couldn’t decide what I wanted for lunch, so I decided to branch out (in a way) and go with the “lamb dip” sandwich. It really wasn’t that much of a branch out since my obsession with French dips is already very well-documented, but I didn’t know how the lamb would be in it, so I went for it.
Bad choice; it wasn’t very good. I knew I should’ve went with the salad! My aunt had one and hers looked delicious. Next time!
All I really did during the afternoon was lounge around on the couch, so iust to keep with the theme, I’ll skip right on ahead to dinner, which was a really simple grilled ham + cheese with a pear. Nothing special but it was actually really good!
Last night, I stopped by my friend Mandy’s house for her family’s Christmas party…
And then later on, we went out to a bar downtown for some drinks. There was dancing, and chatting, and laughing with lots of good people… a simple recipe for a great night!
(I went to Kindergarten with those two lovely ladies above. We’re all grown up now!)