Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Mine was pretty busy, really fun, and full of food…most of it now so great for me. But oh well!
Saturday I had to work for a bit, but the school was dead quiet so it wasn’t bad. After work, Jeremiah and I went to see a small production of Avenue Q with our friends C and L! You guys, I am in LOVE with Avenue Q. I was lucky enough to see it on Broadway in 2004 with the original cast, right after their Tony win. It was amazing. So my standards were pretty high. And let me tell you, the show we saw on Saturday was fantastic! The cast was full of amazing talent, especially the two leads! Holy amazing voices! If you are in Chicago and looking for something to do between now and the 14th, I highly recommend checking it out HERE! Tickets are only $30!
So after the show, we were all starving. So we headed over to Belmont to Cheesies. Oh. Em. Gee. Remember my post the other day about my love for cheese? Well, put me in a restaurant that specializes in grilled cheese and I will go hog wild. Which is what I did. I had the most amazing grilled cheese I have ever had. I had ‘The Mac’ which has two different types of cheese on it PLUS macaroni and cheese. Yes, I know its not healthy, but I had almost all of my Weeklies saved up, so I used them. I also had sweet potato fries as my side and an order of fried pickles for an appetizer. Again, I didn’t say it was healthy, but oh my word it was amazing. Just look at those pictures??
Gorgeous, right? UGH!
Ok, so, then I proceeded to go into a food coma until Sunday.
Sunday was spent sleeping in, catching up on TV with my husband, cleaning the apartment, doing some laundry, taking a nap, and cooking for friends! I made Kalua Pork in the crockpot so my house smelled amazing all day. I have made this a couple of times before and it is literally the easiest meal ever. Pork shoulder, some salt, and some liquid smoke….pop it in the crockpot for 8 hours in high and voila….pulled pork! We also had some corn on the cob, which was an adventure. See, I have never actually made corn on the cob before. Jeremiah has grilled it in the past but everyone voted for boiled corn this time. Color me nervous! I’m pretty sure I screwed it up and C and L were too nice to tell me!
So C and L are Canadian, so of course we had to celebrate their Thanksgiving! So they brought over some pumpkin pie and I made some pumpkin pie frozen yogurt. Talk about delicious. I used the recipe from Emily Bites and it was so easy and delicious! It may have been pumpkin overload with the pie, but we all agreed you can’t have a pumpkin overload! I’m looking forward to the leftovers tonight!
Ok, I think that is all for now. Sorry for the novel!
Congratulations again to all of the Chicago marathon runners! You all are supremely inspirational to me! I loved reading all your posts about it! I hope you all had a great time in Chicago!