In short, good mornin’! 🙂
Wow, I didn’t realize it but I’ll have to back all the way up to Friday! First things first, THE TUCKERS WIN MARRIAGE REF FRIDAY!!! I’m the tucker in our family, and Nate is the non-tucker…but we usually end up not tucking because we typically don’t make our bed. Teehee 🙂 OK, onward to food!!!
Friday was a day of 2 breakfasts…first up for the real breakfast was a burrito lady burrito (spicy sausage) and salsa! I kind of want to make these a Friday tradition because OH MY GOODNESS they’re good! Spicy and yummy, and it reminds me of a good burrito place I went to growing up. YUM!
After work we had date night at PF Chang’s! For some reason we don’t eat a lot of Asian food, and I don’t know why. I think we typically crave Italian and Mexican and just go with our first instincts with those, but I do love the umami you get with Asian!
And Nate ordered the Orange Peel Beef:
We each ordered one of their mini desserts too! I got the tiramisu (told you I craved Italian!) and Nate ordered the super-chocolate-with-raspberry one:It was such a fun night just hanging out with my sweet husband…we spend a LOT of time together but it’s not very often that we go out and just take the time to discuss something other than work and the photography business, so this was a special treat 🙂
Yesterday we got up and went to see Killers at the movie theater for half price (side note: if you go to the movies on Saturday mornings the tickets are usually half price and there’s no crowd!). It was pretty good! Definitely not going to win any awards, but it was a really cute date movie. Afterwards we went to Old Chicago with some friends from work to watch the World Cup match between the USA & England. Honestly, I don’t really know much about soccer, but I had a blast watching the game! I had 2 Breckenridge Vanilla Porters and a split some Italian nachos with Nate. When the game was over we went home, where I did a ton of cleaning, laundry, and did a really great upper body workout.
Dinner was roasted veggies (zucchini, mushrooms, and peppers) with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a sprinkling of thyme. YUM!
I also grilled a ton of chicken tenders. I know this next photo might not look that appetizing to those of you who are vegetarian or vegan, but it was really good! Plus I wanted to make a lot so that we could use the leftovers in another meal this week:
Dessert was amazing! I just took some canned pineapple rings, sprinkled them with about 1 Tbsp of sugar (total, so only 1/4 Tbsp for each ring), and broiled for about 3-4 minutes. In the meantime I toasted some coconut and scooped a 1/4 cup of vanilla ice cream. When the rings are done, stack 2, top with the ice cream, and sprinkle with the coconut!
Super easy, and since the rings are smaller you don’t even notice that there’s not a TON of ice cream…there’s just enough to go with the pineapple and scoop up the rest of the toasted coconut at the end 🙂
Random question of the day: What’s your ideal date night? Dressed-up and on the town? Snuggling on the couch and watching a movie? I have to say that as long as it’s with Nate then I don’t really care, but I am always a sucker for snuggling and movie time 🙂 It did feel really good to just get out Friday night and wear something a little nicer than my average work clothes!
Hope you guys are having a fabulous weekend!