What A Nutritious Weekend…

Sunday night already??


I think I listed all of the hors d’oeuvres that we were planning to make in class on Friday. Luckily we ended up dividing them up so that each group was only actually responsible for 2 appetizers. Our group chose prosciutto-wrapped seared scallops and spanakopita triangles.


Check out the spread- pretty amazing, huh? Unfortunately I was still feeling pretty crappy on Friday (I almost ducked out at 8:30) and didn’t feel like eating much.



My favorite were the smoked chicken and sun-dried tomato purses.


The rest of Friday was spent gloriously SLEEPING to try and get rid of this cold. It was rainy and gross out- perfect nap weather. For dinner we met my brother, his girlfriend and roomate and my parents at Gloria’s on Greenville. I hadn’t been there since they expanded and remodeled… very nice! I’m not even embarassed to admit how excited we were about the super cool Dyson hand dryers in the bathrooms.

I had the “Gloria’s Super Special“: chicken tamale, pupusa, yucca, black beans, rice and plantain (my favorite).



We were searching for a shower gift but ended up stopping for lunch first at Texadelphia. My chicken cheesesteak with waffle fries:


Followed by stops at World Market, the liquor store, and an extended visit to my home away from home- Northpark (ahhhh). The mall was pretty much bananas thanks to the not-so-nice weather this weekend.

The rest of Saturday was spent driving to Plano for a fun stock-the-bar shower, and possibly a late night sushi stop on the way back to Dallas. Then we came home, Brian passed out, and Chloe and I watched the end of the 2nd Bridget Jones movie. You know, the one where she ends up in a Thai prison? What, you don’t remember? Yeah, that’s because it was awful.


We had a very exciting morning. A friend tipped me off to this cute donut shop, which I then remembered seeing on DailyCandy a while back: Yummy Donuts.


It’s in Highland Park, on Lovers just East of the Tollway. It’s kind of like if Sprinkles and Pinkberry had a love child, who then married Dunkin Donuts. Got it? Cute, modern decor; lots of hot pink, orange and white; and trendy flavors. I had part of a Cookie Dough Donut (devils food topped with vanilla frosting and chocolate chips), half of a Yummy Boy (boy-shaped yeast donut with chocolate frosting and sprinkles) and some donut holes.


We got there around 11 and they had already sold out of several flavors. We’ll definitely be back.

The rest of today was spent grocery shopping at Newflower, working in the yard (Bri), cleaning the house (me) and then heading out to McKinney for my aunt’s birthday party.

(Geez, I ate a lot of crap this weekend.)

Apparently I was tagged by the lovely Rose of On A Lobster Placemat for the “Survey of 8′s.” This one seems kind of fun… so here goes!

8 Things I’m Looking Forward To:

  1. My birthday (MAY 26, PEOPLE… mark your calendars)
  2. The end of the semester
  3. Taking cake decorating in May
  4. Sitting for my 2 favorite kids again this summer
  5. Thanksgiving
  6. The new Jen Lancaster book
  7. Graduating and figuring out my career (bakery? food writing? who knows?)
  8. Kicking this cold :(

8 Things I Did Yesterday:

  1. Slept in
  2. Attended a wedding shower
  3. Ate a california roll
  4. Cuddled a pug
  5. Broke in new shoes
  6. Went to the bank
  7. Actually put on makeup (hell yeah)
  8. Enjoyed some delicious Chick-Fil-A nuggets

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

  1. Run a marathon in under 4 hours
  2. Landscaping- or at least not kill plants
  3. Write a cookbook
  4. Visit Italy
  5. Whistle
  6. Wake up early without an alarm
  7. Stick to a budget
  8. Not turn red when speaking in public

8 Shows I Watch:

  1. Top Chef
  2. Project Runway
  3. The Office
  4. 30 Rock
  5. Wife Swap (shut up)
  6. Rob & Big
  7. Scrubs
  8. Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares

8 People I Tag (if you don’t want to do it, I’ll still love you…)

  1. Sammie of Running with a Recipe
  2. Katherine of Katastrophies
  3. Julie of Crazy May Days
  4. Eddie of Dallas Vegan
  5. Monica of Run Eat Repeat
  6. Gammypie of Gammypie’s Weblog
  7. Tammy of From Garden to Table
  8. Shannon of Tri To Cook


What are YOU looking forward to right now?

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0 Responses to What A Nutritious Weekend…

  1. gammypie says:

    Hmm… What am I looking forward to now?? The Fall. It’s so hot here in the summer. I don’t like it when my legs stick to the seat of the car.

  2. Melissa S. says:

    Ohhh…I didn’t know jen lancaster was coming out with a new book! i’ll def have to look for that!

    love the list of 8′s!

  3. Sammie says:

    I am trying to think up my 8 responses. Your list is great. Looks like you had another great weekend.

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