Starting at 5pm on Friday, it’s a glorious 55 hours where I am usually able to enjoy doing the things I want to do. These activities include cooking, baking, exercising, reading, shopping, going to Target + spending more money than I can afford, sleeping and hanging with friends.
However, this was my first weekend in Madison in FIVE weeks. Therefore, my weekend mostly consisted of less glamourous activities like scrubbing the toilet, taking out the trash, doing the 3-day-old dishes in the sink, cleaning the bathtub and realizing how behind I am on life.
In other words, the weekend has got its highs…AND its lows.
High: If you follow me on Twitter, you will know I got my hair did last Monday. While there was a hot debate between whether I should go blonde or auburn, I decided to go blonde. They have more fun, right?
Anyways, I am in love with my hair color and promised a few of you a picture.
Low: Going out with Brett on Friday night, dancing the night away and then waking up in the morning after having four beers in five hours (read: NOT drunk) with a hangover.
I am getting old.
High: Despite the ridiculous hangover I should not have had, I got to spend three hours with my friend Steph (who is also a food blogger!) at Madison Sourdough eating, talking about food, chitchatting, talking about food and drinking massive amounts of coffee.
Low: Coffee didn’t do much to mitigate my throbbing headache.
High: This egg, aioli + cheddar sandwich on the flakiest, yummiest croissant I’ve ever had.
Inbetween: I wanted more. A good thing for my stomach but definitely not my wallet.
Low: Since this is the place where I discovered The Sandwich That Changed My Life, I naturally thought about ordering it again. As I looked at the menu and pondered my overly dramatic breakfast choice, I noticed something absolutely shocking.
I totally forgot the sandwich had onions and neglected to put them in my re-creation.
High: Guess this means I have to make this sandwich again, this time with onions…
Low: My lightbox + I are still getting to know each other, which means that sometimes my photos come out really well in the lightbox while other times, they look a little funky.
High: This snackplate of leftover pesto + buffalo mozzarella pizza, dried apricots and Heather’s carob-roasted almonds was delicious and did not taste funky whatsoever.
Low: I was really unproductive yesterday. Like, really.
High: Taking aesthetically ugly, knotty sweet potatoes and suddenly having a fantastic idea for turning them into something beautiful.
High: Revolutionizing the way I roast squash.
Steph informed me that instead of forcing my whole body weight on my knife to cut through a squash before roasting it, all I need to do is poke it with holes and throw it in the oven. Once its soft, take it out and the knife (and seeds!) come out so easily.
Low: Making a delicious pot of Curried Lentil, Sweet Potato + Squash Soup that does NOT photograph well at all. It really bothers me.
High: The ugliest food often tastes the best. This soup was fan-freakin’-tastic, especially since I drizzled it with a bit of leftover smoked paprika oil.
High: Watching Once, the most heartbreakingly beautiful movie I’ve perhaps ever seen.
Low: Waking up to this snowpocalypse to find my car buried in 6+ inches of snow. Guess I am not running any of those errands I needed to get done today.
Inbetween: Mother Nature is forcing me to stay in my apartment all day and finish my freelance writing project due tomorrow, which is good for my procrastination but bad for my A.D.D.
High: I just came up with the most delicious gluten-free Almond Flour Pancakes this morning for breakfast. The recipe is on its way tomorrow.
Final weekend count…
I’ll take it.
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