Monday, March 19, 2012

Weekend Recap

Dyed our own beer in honor of St. Patrick's Day

Another fun weekend has come to an end.  Unfortunately, I had to work all day Saturday but that made me appreciate what I had left of the weekend.  Dave and I were going to go to a bar to get a St. Patrick's Day green beer, but decided we rather not fight the crowds.  We dyed our own beers green at home and had take-out from one of our favorite restaurants in Arlington, Liberty Tavern.  A relaxing movie night at home with my love was just what I needed!

Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Frittata...yummy!!

Yummy breakfast!

Sunday morning I went out for my long run.  There is now less than 2 weeks until the Cherry Blossom 10-miler and I'm doing everything in my power to be ready for it.  After my run, I decided to make this asparagus frittata from Skinny Taste.  It turned out very well and was a nice treat after my long run.  Sunday afternoon we met up with some friends to play Top Golf and some mini-golf.  It was a fun afternoon with great company and beautiful weather!

Now it's back to the grind.  Four weeks from tomorrow is the deadline and I cannot wait for it to get here!  Some-sort of celebration will need to be in order...I guess my birthday will have to do! ;)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Must Try Recipe

This post is going to be short and sweet.  I wanted to rave about this fabulous dinner Dave made last night from Skinny Taste.  He made chicken rollatini stuffed with zucchini and mozzarella.  It was out of this world!  The meal was moist, flavorful and overall D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!  I highly recommend you give this recipe a try - I promise you will not be disappointed.  It was such a wonderful meal to come home to after a long day at the office!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Weekend = Time to Play Catch-Up!

Last week was a busy week for both Dave and myself.  Dave was studying for a big test he was taking on Saturday and I'm right in the middle of tax season.  We had little time to hang out with each other during the week and a lot of house chores got pushed aside.  Sunday was a day to catch up on sleep, spend quality time with each other and do some chores!

My pretty manicure

A Pink Lemonade Cupcake
After work on Saturday, I met up with a friend for a much-needed mani/pedi.  It was so relaxing - exactly what I was needing.  We spent Saturday night at home with another couple, had some pizza and I made pink lemonade cupcakes via Skinny Taste.  I enjoyed them and I'm pretty sure everyone else did too.  They were a little tart but a healthy alternative to a regular cupcake!

Sunday Dave and I enjoyed a nice lunch outside since the weather was absolutely gorgeous!  We did a few errands, some chores around the house and then I made this delicious dinner with the help from my sous-chef!  I got the recipe from Skinny Taste (lately, most of our dinners have come from here!)  It was very flavorful and super easy to make - Dave was impressed! 

Enchilada Sauce
Grated zucchini, garlic and chives
Yumminess inside the enchilada
End result = super delicious!!

Another fun weekend has come to an end and I'm ready to tackle the week ahead!  Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Dave's Birthday Weekend

The birthday boy!

Saturday was Dave's birthday and I wanted it to be the perfect weekend for him.  His dad flew in from Massachusetts Thursday night and the two of them spent Friday in D.C.  They had a great time visiting various museums throughout the day.  I'm so happy they were able to spend some quality time together doing one of Dave's favorite activities.

Friday night the three of us had a fabulous dinner at one of Dave's favorite restaurant, Eventide, located in Clarendon.  The dinner was outstanding!  Dave and I both had the winter vegetable soup to start out with and it was out of this world!  It was so creamy and very flavorful - highly recommended!  The rest of our meal was just as tasty!  I cannot wait to go back!  :)

Jonathan and Dave

Dave's birthday cake
Unfortunately, I had to work on Saturday, but Dave and his dad were able to relax and venture out around town.  That night we went to Medieval Times with a group of friends and had such a great time.  All Dave wanted for his birthday was to go to Medieval Times.  I will admit, I was a little apprehensive about the idea, but so glad we did it.  It was such a fun experience and I'm so happy Dave could spend it with his friends and family!

Sunday the three of us went into Clarendon again to have brunch at Liberty Tavern. I had my first ever bloody mary and now I'm officially hooked!  How have I gone so long without ever trying one of these tasty things?!?!  After brunch we spent the afternoon at the Newseum and visited the MLK memorial.  It was a fun afternoon and I was happy I got to spend it with Dave and Jonathan.

Outside of the Newseum

It was a wonderful weekend and I hope it was great one for Dave; he truly deserves all the happiness in the world and I hope I was able to make it a very happy birthday!