Football and Pizza

Happy Monday!

Before I hop into the weekend, congrats to Archana who won the 2 year giveaway! There’s still a chance to win my freekeh giveaway until Wednesday night at midnight, so head on over!

This weekend stared with rain, but ended with a beautiful Sunday that reminded me how close it is to fall. The humidity was gone and the temperatures dropped enough to awaken the tea cravings that accompany cooler weather. It was glorious.

Saturday

Saturday morning I had to teach a couple classes at Sweat where I also recorded some videos for Instagram. The classes were pretty packed and the energy was great all morning!

After teaching it was time for lunch at Velvet Taco with Neil and Matt. I ordered the buffalo chicken taco by mistake instead of my beloved chicken tikka, but I ate it anyway. At least now I know that chicken tikka will always be bae.

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After tacos we grabbed some coffee at Starbucks.

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We headed to the upstairs level since there usually isn’t a line. We realized that there was a different espresso machine in the upstairs level and then were handed these magical Starbucks Reserve cups. The espresso was also different and tasted much fancier.

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After coffee I realized that I had been craving a chocolate chip cookie for 3 days. The trouble was that I have sampled most chocolate chip cookies in the area and none of them were quite to my standards. Randomly, Neil recalled eating chocolate chip cookies at Neiman Marcus as a kid, so we set out to see if he was correct or crazy.

He was not crazy. We found them hidden on the 4th floor and had to ask a bartender about them, but I’m glad we discovered this secret. They were fantastic. Apparently my cookie stands are Neiman Marcus-level high.

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We ordered pizza from Dimo’s and since Matt was craving their chicken and waffle one, we got it on half. Yes, that is chicken, waffle bits, and maple syrup on a pizza.

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Sunday

As I mentioned at the beginning, Sunday was crisp, cool, and magical. We have been sleeping with the windows open the past couple nights and I forgot how much I love it.

After my morning eggs, Neil and I had some tea and I had breakfast part two with my homemade pumpkin spice almond butter (it’s back!) on cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread.

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Now that football is back, Neil will be occupied basically the entire day on Sundays. I watched the first game (go Packers!!), and then sporadically napped and did errands. We ordered pizza from Pequod’s since it has been on our list to try, but we were slightly under enthused about it. They make pan pizza which to me means the ratio of bread to cheese is way off. I’m glad we can cross it off the list, but we probably won’t get it again.

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I did some work on organizing and planning my book (!), then set up my upcoming week. Who else loves to-do lists?

In order to keep me moving, I had to get every kind of Starburst at the store.Β It never hurts to stock up.

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I hope you guys had a great weekend!

Questions:

  • What is the weather like where you are?
  • What’s your favorite Starburst flavor?
  • Favorite season?
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10 Comments

  1. September 14, 2015 / 6:00 am

    My husband is occupied on Sunday’s now too! I

  2. September 14, 2015 / 6:10 am

    THIS WEATHER BE CRAY. Like, pick one?
    Last night we went to Lyfe Kitchen and I ate and was full and happy. We came home, later I had a good sized snack and was good to go.
    Then we met a friend at D4 and Alex got nachos. Which were HUGE.
    I feel ill.
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  3. September 14, 2015 / 6:57 am

    The weather here in Memphis has cooled down some. I’m not really a big starburst fan, however I love chocolate chip cookies, and made some the other day which were the best ever. Fall is definitely my favorite season
    Have a great day
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  4. September 14, 2015 / 7:28 am

    The weather here is actually pleasant this morning, but I wouldn’t say it’s turned for the better yet. It was nice to walk to my car without getting smacked in the face with humidity. I’m so jealous of your Chicago fall! I will not be jealous of your winter, but for now, you’ve got me πŸ™‚
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  5. September 14, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    HOW did you go three days without satisfying a craving?? That cookie looked magical. It’s starting to feel like fall here, and I love it. Summer will always be my Bae, though, like those other tacos are yours πŸ™‚
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  6. September 14, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    hey we have Velvet Taco here now, too πŸ™‚ i love the paneer taco, and the corn side dish!
    my husband is doing the same thing now on sundays… fine by me, i am very good at finding adventures. this past sunday i hit up dim sum in a major way and didn’t think about football once πŸ˜€
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  7. September 16, 2015 / 11:06 am

    Still can’t believe you’re writing a book!! We have to get together and chat it up about all these exciting changes πŸ™‚ You killed it on the pizza and taco front. I haven’t been to VT in months and when I see that pic it makes me miss bae! Chicken tikki is the best for sure. I didn’t like the buffalo chicken …
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