Hey guys! Sorry that I missed posting on Thursday. I’m part of our early childhood PTA’s “Wine & Design” group, and we had one of our meet-ups on Thursday. I expected to be home around 10… annnnnd walked in the door after midnight. We did more wine-ing than designing. Whoops.
We had a really great weekend! On Friday we were all exhausted, so we ended up just ordering Thai delivery and watching Scandal. Saturday was spent doing the usual errands/birthday party runaround, then that night I headed to 20 Feet for a birthday dinner for 2 friends. Love that place! I had the salmon special, which consisted of udon noodles and julienned veggies over baby spinach, topped with peanut sauce and a grilled salmon filet. Delish.
Today I finally got around to redeeming a gift certificate that Brian gave me for Mother’s Day. I headed to Hiatus Spa for a massage and facial. Heaven!! I upgraded to the deep tissue massage, and man, it hurt SO GOOD. I had no idea that I had so many little knots in my neck and shoulders (or maybe I did… one for each of Isla’s epic tantrums. J/k, j/k). Anyway, I need to figure out a way to make millions so that I can get weekly massages. I would be such a nicer person.
I took essentially zero photos this weekend. BUT on Thursday I had a fun lunch date with my dad at Stampede 66, Stephan Pyles’ modern Texas cuisine restaurant. It was my first time to eat there and I had heard great things.
I started with the quinoa salad and loved the avocado and “puffed” cherries (freeze dried?). And it was so pretty!
For my entree I had the vegetarian chile relleno, stuffed with heirloom beans, red peppers, onions and pumpkin sauce, served over rice and topped with cheese:
It was good but didn’t blow me away. My dad ordered the fish special, which was grouper served over either pumpkin or sweet potato puree, with an apple-onion chutney. SO GOOD. I think he felt sorry for my sad plate and gave me half of his entree. Sweet dad.
For dessert we ordered the warm gooey brownie, which apparently comes with a tiny Dr. Pepper-Snickers ice cream float. Somehow we ended up with the berry cobbler instead, but at that point we were in a hurry and didn’t have time to wait for them to make another dessert. So, so sad. The cobbler was fine but a little too bread-y. I’m still a little heartbroken about that mix-up.
So all in all I thought it was good, but I guess you just need to know what to order (and that’s what Yelp is for, right??).
Tomorrow starts the 2nd, harder/crazier month of Insanity. I’ve been majorly slacking this week so hoping that these new workouts will give me some motivation! And hopefully not kill me. Here’s Jack (and Chloe) doing my workout with me on Friday, haha. We need a bigger living room: