Simple Surprises

Is it sad that it’s only Sunday night and I’m already having a hard time remembering what we did on Friday. Seriously, I’m having to reference my camera… OH, there it is.

My maternity jeans, though insanely comfy, are starting to sag without the giant belly to hold them up- so on Friday night I dragged Brian and Jack out to Firewheel to Old Navy. Being FAR from my pre-preggo size, I refuse to pay more than $30 for jeans at the moment. So after a quick run through the store, we ended up at Flying Fish for dinner. I went a long time without eating fish and now I’m really craving it for some reason. I had the tilapia veracruz with pickled green tomatoes and grilled veggies.

Veracruz sauce is the best. How could it not be? Capers, olives, tomatoes… my favorite things.

On Saturday we headed out to Keller to visit with Brian’s parents, grandmother, sister and her family. On the way out we stopped at Chipotle. I had my usual burrito bowl, though this time with barbacoa.

Chipotle’s chips are like crack. Seriously, what do they put on these?? There’s definitely a hint of lime there. I could easily eat the whole bag.

Once we got out to Keller, our niece, Kara, informed me that she’s now interested in the culinary arts. In fact, she’s created her own “pastry”- which of course I had to try. She calls them Simple Surprises.

Ingredients: Nilla Wafers, Mini Marshmallows and Cinnamon.

Instructions: Place Nilla Wafers on broiling pan. Top with 3-4 mini-marshmallows. Broil in toaster oven until marshmallows are puffy and starting to brown.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bon Appetit! A little Jacques Torres in the making.

Jack had a great time visiting with his great-grandmother:

Today we met Uncle Zach and Aunt Lulu for brunch at Another Broken Egg. I had the fruit and granola parfait, which comes with a ginormous muffin.

(I split the muffin with Brian.)

This afternoon Brian took Jack back out to Keller, and I took advantage of being home alone by cleaning the entire house. I figured it would take an hour or two… and three hours later I was scrubbing the shower grout with a toothbrush. But honestly, it needed it. Badly. Everything in our house was covered in either dog hair, toys or spit up. I think I need to start cleaning one room each day so that I’m not left with the 4-hour monster job on the weekend. Anyone do this??

And finally, tonight we had dinner with my parents, Zach and Laura at Alfonso’s. I waited tables there all through high school (and summers during college), and though I got REALLY tired of the food for a while, they still have the best garlic rolls in Dallas. Too bad they’re the size of Jack’s head and covered in butta. Oh, and your breath smells like garlic for a week afterward.

I ordered the minestrone soup, and rotini with red clam sauce.

Eaten one-handed because The Senator decided that he was ready to GO… and let the whole restaurant know it.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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0 Responses to Simple Surprises

  1. gammypie says:

    I wish we had a Chipotle closer to home. I’m a big fan of the chain and wish they would fill a vacancy nearby. Hmm… I think I have just come up with a dinner for this evening. That was easy!

  2. tryingtoheal says:

    i hate it when i can’t remember what i did two days before, or even yesterday cause i’m so busy/tired. haha.

    dinner looks freak’n great tho!

  3. Jenna says:

    Parfait looks yummy with the muffin!

  4. Evan Thomas says:

    It’s silly that stacking and layering yogurt with toppings makes it 10 times more appealing, but it totally does. I need to do that one day for a “special” breakfast

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