A Perfect Weekend

The weather this weekend was AMAZING. It was one of those weekends when fall creeps in and the temperatures are still warm but the humidity is virtually nonexistent. A perfect weekend.

Again, there was food.

We had pizza twice this weekend. One was from Tortorice’s which was a big upgrade from our experience at Pequod’s last weekend.


Second was made by our friend Matt who let us in on his delicious recipe. We made the dough Friday night and let it rise for something like 18 hours.

Then we emptied almost an entire bag of cheese into it.



Breadsticks were also consumed.


Saturday Neil and I went on an epic walking adventure around the city and I actually put on real people clothes.



We hid in the patio of a fantastic coffee shop (Sip) where we split a blueberry scone and I had a pumpkin spice latte with almond milk.


Sushi for lunch.


Discovering giant cartons of candy bigger than Neil’s head.


The evening was capped off with somewhere between 2 and 3 hours of Sporcle games. Neil brilliantly put it up on the TV so I could splay out and try to let my pizza digest.


Sunday morning called for apple pie pancakes. This is Neil’s masterful creation as I am not quite as creative. I did spread some maple syrup and pumpkin spice almond butter on mine though. #basic


I had to train a client at 7 am, so I was a little tired from our late night Sporcling adventures. I normally end up napping for about 30 minutes when football is on, but I ended up passing out for a good hour and a half.

Then I made some pumpkin bites with maple glaze from Pinch of Yum and ate about 7 throughout the rest of the day.


At some point I briefly fell asleep again until it was time for the Packers game which kept me awake until the end but then I had to head to bed since 5:30 am has been my new wake up call most of the week.

I hope you all had a great weekend!


  • What was the best part of your weekend?
  • Has fall gotten to you yet?
  • What was the last game you played?


    • erinsinsidejob
      September 24, 2015 / 8:10 am

      Somewhere near the north/clybourn stop. There’s a development called new city and that’s where the store was

  1. September 21, 2015 / 8:02 am

    That homemade cheese pizza looks so amazing and the sushi. I could totally eat an entire box of candy that size. So happy you had a great weekend. Mine was the usual chill. I played checkers last Monday.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      September 24, 2015 / 8:09 am

      I haven’t played checkers in forever. I need get back to some more game playing!

  2. September 21, 2015 / 9:23 am

    Oh joy! I love the pumpkin theme sprinkled throughout:)
    I would love a pumpkin spice latte right now!
    Must check out those online games you speak of. We spent Saturday night playing board games with friends and family. I love game night!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      September 24, 2015 / 8:09 am

      Sporcle is addictive. I’ve been playing it since college!

  3. September 21, 2015 / 9:54 am

    Another delicious food weekend!! Yum 🙂 we ordered delivery both Friday and Saturday night. I was so wiped from the week!
    PS your hair looked awesome!! And yay real clothes.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      September 24, 2015 / 8:08 am

      I know! It felt so weird to wear them

  4. September 21, 2015 / 10:21 am

    Once again your weekend foodie adventures haven’t failed us! So the “T” pizza was good? I’ll have to try it. You should try “Art of Pizza” too. It’s BOMB.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      September 24, 2015 / 8:08 am

      It was pretty good but you and I know that Giordanos will always be bae.

  5. September 21, 2015 / 10:40 am

    Holy candy! Those boxes are gigantic! I can’t even imagine what kind of circumstance would call for *that* much candy…maybe feeding a small army? Haha. I played The Wiki Game for a while over the weekend, which I think is so much fun. The game assigns you two unrelated topics on Wikipedia, and you have to get from the first one to the second one just clicking on links within articles. The goal is to click as few times as possible between topic A and topic B, and you only have two minutes to do it. It’s fun to see how things are connected!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      September 24, 2015 / 8:07 am

      That sounds like an awesome game! I’ll have to try that outside

  6. September 21, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    That pizza…….with the cheese? Okay I need to hang with you guys.

    This does look like an epic weekend- There’s nothing like chilling at a cafe with scones- That iused to be my aussie tradition, albeit Saturdays! 😀
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    • erinsinsidejob
      September 24, 2015 / 8:07 am

      I think I’m on pizza overload after having it like 3 weekends in a row!

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