Weekend in Photos

Well, another weekend has come and gone. I’d say I had a pretty good balance of work and play, as well as rest and excitement this weekend. But even so, I neeever seem to feel like I got enough sleep. But I guess that is my lot in life, since my ideal night of sleep lasts 9-10 hours…haha.

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Friday night, we went to Bombay Bar & Grill, our favorite Indian place in town. Our favorites are their Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Makhani (which T-Man got extra spicy this time and severely regretted it!!), but I’ve been trying out their veggie dishes the last few times. The Mushroom Masala hit the spot for me this time! Our friend Nate ordered salmon cooked in their tandoori oven, and it was phenomenal. And I’ve never met a naan bread I didn’t like 😉

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As we are so often wont to do, we went home and played games/drank wine with our visiting friends. I gave this Cupcake red blend a try, and it was alright, but I’ll stick to my Menage a Trois and Apothic Red!

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The next morning, I restocked my pantry before going to work on some essays for an application I’m working on. I also made some awesome breakfast nachos, and I think I can cross another item off my Cooking Bucket List, because I made baked potato soup {and sneaked in some cauliflower!}… I also baked up a batch of my healthy banana muffins for breakfast this week!

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Saturday night we went to our dodgeball league’s Colors Pub Crawl. The premise was for everyone to wear a color indicating their relationship status. Couples are shunned to wear black, so I was determined to make it cute! Cue the bathroom selfie. After a few stops, we went home and watched SNL. I actually kinda liked the Biebs as host, but the highlight for me is always my boyfriend Seth Meyers. Luv you boo!

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Sunday morning brought typical Sunday brunch, which we always do when T-Man’s friends come to town. We waited 40 minutes to try a new place, Bacon & Butter. It definitely didn’t disappoint on the bacon front! I got the B&B Potatoes with eggs, crispy shallots, cheese and giant lardons. T-Man and Nate both got Grilled Cheese Benedict – instead of English muffins, this eggs benedict was made on Challah bread grilled cheese sandwiches! The whole menu was extremely decadent, so this definitely won’t be a weekly occurrence, but it was really good.

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Since we woke up pretty early to (unsuccessfully) beat the brunch rush, T-Man and I promptly spent the rest of the day on the couch finishing Season 2 of Downton Abbey. I wasn’t stoked on the first season, but the second season definitely sucked me in (it was the opposite for T-Man…apparently I am a bigger fan of romantic tension than he is!). Some of the current season was spoiled for me last week, but strangely enough it hasn’t affected my enjoyment!

Was your weekend lazy or exciting?

Do you watch Downton Abbey? Do you love or hate Lady Mary? (this is a point of contention between T-Man and I haha)

Weekend in Photos

Going back to work after a long holiday weekend is the worst.

It’s especially the worst when you’ve got abdominal pain like nobody’s business. I’ve been having stomach problems for nearly 6 months now, and though all the food was delicious, the fact that I had three, count ’em, 3 Thanksgiving meals didn’t help. My body is screaming for help.

What are your tried and true at-home stomach remedies? For upset stomach, nausea, acid reflux — SPILL! I need it all.

Back to the subject at hand:

Thanksgiving. We had three of them. Two on Thursday (above: my family’s, below: his dad’s) and one on Friday (right: his mom’s). I love seeing all the differences in family traditions: my family shows up early in the day, mostly clad in sweatpants, and does everything buffet style. Our other thanksgivings were a little less casual, with sit down dinners. And I’m pretty sure they had no sandal-wearers at the table.

Friday morning, we went on a little hike in Napa (where most of T-Man’s family lives) with T’s brother to burn off some turkey. Northern California had beautiful weather all weekend!

We came back to Sacramento on Saturday to celebrate (har har, see the name of the beer?) T-Man’s birthday with our friends…….Which led to Sunday brunch at Golden Bear. We’ve been to Golden Bear many times, usually for dinner, or late night drinks, but never brunch! I got Chilaquiles (top) with an over easy egg on top…chilaquiles are quickly becoming my favorite brunch item! T-Man got the Breakfast Lucy (bottom), which is a ridiculous open-faced spin on their normal Juicy Lucy burger. Our friends got the breakfast sando and breakfast burrito and were both also satisfied. Golden Bear might have to be our new go-to brunch spot!

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After brunch, I went to my parents’ house to help put up holiday decorations. Check out all those boxes we lug down from the attic every year! Also, my mom gave me a couple of books to bring home. Story of my life: baking cookies and having stomach problems. FML.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Don’t let the Monday blues get you down! (and I will try to do the same :-P)