Ahhh- last day of spring break!!! How did this happen? Oh well, it was a fun week.
Friday morning I went for a short run, then ran a few errands (including a stop by the new Nordstrom Rack!). Friday evening we met my parents, grandparents and Aunt Kathy at the Bar Belmont for drinks. It was perfect weather- and that place has the best view of downtown Dallas, period. Brian and I got there early and I was munchy (what else is new?) so we ordered the garlic-ginger hummus to snack on:
After drinks we all met up with my brother, Zach, and his girlfriend, Laura, at Veracruz for dinner. My side of the family has been blessed with what you might call “large noggins”. In this photo, Zach is leaning back in hopes that his head will appear more human-sized:
Fortunately (or not so fortunately for our future offspring), Brian has a big head, too. So no leaning.
I ordered the Carne Asada Veracruzana:
Veracruz sauce is something I could easily eat every day, on anything. Olives + Tomatoes = YUM. The best part might have been the chiliquiles, though. I’ve always had this with eggs, but these were just corn tortilla strips baked with a tomato sauce and cheese.
We also had a slice of Tres Leches cake:
Afterwards we wandered around the Bishop Arts District for a while. Brian found cases of his beloved Cheerwine in a cute vintage soda shop and just might have peed himself a little.
Nothing too exciting to report from Saturday. Just “highly efficient errand running” (Brian’s words, not mine). I did make the Polenta Casserole from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan.
It calls for any type of canned bean you have on hand, but all I could find were lentils and half a can of chickpeas in the fridge. I think it would have been better with kidney beans.
We also caught a showing of I Love You, Man. So funny. I never would have imagined that Paul Rudd would be so good at playing the painfully awkward guy.
Brian’s mom is in from South Carolina, so Brian picked her up at the airport this morning and we took her to a new local breakfast place, Another Broken Egg, for brunch. We started off with an order of beignets. They were, um, not very impressive.
Beignets are supposed to be puffy, no? These were just flat little wonton things. No bueno.
My omelette was good, though. Carmelized onions, mushrooms and roasted red peppers, topped with feta and parmesan:
The mushrooms were particularly impressive. They were these long, meaty strips- portabellas?
After breakfast we headed over to the Arboretum. It was GORGEOUS. I haven’t been to Dallas Blooms in years. Here are just a few shots from the afternoon:
Spring has officially sprung, wouldn’t you say?
Brian and his mom are watching the Syracuse game while I blog. We’re about to head out to Keller for dinner with his sister, brother-in-law and our cute nieces. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
What is your favorite thing/what are you most looking forward to about Spring?