somehow another weekend has come and gone and this was such a good one. i'm not the happiest that it's monday morning, but i also don't loathe mondays as much as your average person, so i'll take it. i think it has something to do with liking fresh beginnings and every monday is like a new beginning. well, that and the fact that it's breakfast time and good god i love breakfast so it almost makes up for the fact that i've got to go to work. especially when breakfast includes this:
i made a loaf of banana bread for my coworker this weekend and i'm sampling some of that this morning. i don't think she'll be disappointed and the fact that it's so good might make up for the fact that it's missing a slice or two. here's a little recap of my saturday night/sunday (wherein the BEST THING EVER happened)...
saturday night i put on my fanciest cardigan (actually i have much fancier cardigans - i have a LOT of cardigans) and headed out to get some dinner and drinks with friends at fuego in clarendon. fuego is a relatively new restaurant that serves more upscale mexican and delightful margaritas.
as i've mentioned, spice is my bestie this week, so the first margarita i tried was one with a jalapeno simple syrup, gin and cucumber. it was delicious. i also tried a habanero infused one and a traditional margarita (or two) for comparison. it was a great night of drinks.
not to be outdone, the tacos were seriously delicious. we had appetizers to split between the table including vegetable empanadas, duck flautas (OH MY GOD i want more of those) and queso fundido. each of us ordered tacos which came two to an order. i went with the beef and the crispy tilapia. both were awesome - not sure i can decide which i liked better - and the sauces they came with were also glorious. the middle one was super spicy and so obviously was my favorite. if you live in the area i highly recommend fuego.
and then...then THIS HAPPENED:
i went grocery shopping yesterday and wanted to pick up some of the chobani bites for lunches. my giant has been stocking them for a while so i was pretty bummed when i went today and they didn't have them. i bought the rest of my groceries but then i decided i'd run to target and see if they had any bites because when i get my mind set on something i really have to make it happen. i've been to this target approximately 14 times searching for the new pear and banana flavors but they apparently weren't stocking it...UNTIL NOW. i almost missed it because it was in a special end-of-aisle case since it was on sale. i literally squealed in excitement right there in the store. i know that greek yogurt isn't that exciting but i have been searching high and low for what feels like forever for these two and i was SO excited to finally find them.
obviously i had to immediately dig in when i got home and it did not disappoint, especially when i topped it with peanut butter puffins. i am a happy camper and also can't wait to try out the bite with lunch later today. i really want to try the fig and orange zest bite but they were out at target. can't complain too much because they came through in every other way.
last night's dinner was also spectacular. i have been meal planning much less religiously lately and when i go shopping instead of having a crazy long produce list i just buy whatever looks good to me at the time. i came home with a spaghetti squash and decided spaghetti squash "lasagna" was on the menu. i also tossed in some spinach and sautéed mushrooms for an even more veggie packed punch and ate the entire loaf pan with no trouble.
how were your weekends? anything exciting coming up this week? i'm headed out for thai tonight with andrew and i couldn't be more excited.