Monday, January 17, 2011

Weekend Recap

This weekend, the last before J returns for his final semester of law school (woohoo!) was spent in a fairly low key manner, which was much needed after all the traveling and busyness of the last few weeks.  Because I like bullet points and I seem to do this every weekend, here is a little breakdown on what we did (and a preview of some posts to expect this week)!


  • Went to Applebee's for dinner on Friday night.  We had gotten gift cards there as a Christmas gift from a friend and because we got the 2 for $20 deal, we will be able to have another dinner out again with the remaining balance!
  • Watched The Hurt Locker thanks to Netflix, another new-to-me Best Picture movie that will help me cross off number 123 on my 130 list (2 down, 8 to go for those keeping track at home)--my thoughts on the film to follow!
  • Spent Saturday morning with J watching the Food Network
  • Went ice skating with my Little from Big Brothers, Big Sisters in Forest Park.  It was cold but fun.  She has been asking to go ice skating since we were matched almost a year ago!
  • Visited Square One Brewery and Distillery in Lafayette Square--J enjoys a good gin so when he heard they distill their own liquor, he jumped at the chance to try it out!--details and photos forthcoming
  • Picked out our favorite houses in Lafayette Square and agreed that it would be a dream come true if we could buy an old house in that area and fix it up ourselves!
  • Made some delicious pancetta, spring onion and lemon risotto for dinner Saturday night--basically a combination of this recipe and this recipe.  We ate it with fresh baguette and our good olive oil from here for dipping.
  • Watched almost an entire season of Arrested Development thanks to Netflix Instant View!
  • Went to church on Sunday morning
  • Watched the Sunday NFL playoff games
  • Made pumpkin muffins and hard boiled eggs for quick and easy breakfasts this week
  • Watched the last season premiere of Big Love on HBO
How was your weekend, friends?


  1. Hope you liked Square One! We enjoyed our NYE dinner there.

  2. We only went for drinks on Saturday afternoon but the beer was tasty (I got a sampler) and J enjoyed his gin. The food menu looked great so we will definitely be going back :)


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