Weekend Things

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how amazing the month of September is because it gives us the best of both worlds seasons.  On the summer end, you have hot daytime temps, an overabundance of tomatoes at the Farmers’ Market and baseball.  On the fall end, you have chilly mornings, changing leaves and I guess football for those who are interested in that.  I’m NOT, but I do like when Joey is completely sucked into the Cowboys game and I can slip into our room and sob in private as I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 😛

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Friday, we popped over to RiNo to check out the new street art that was painted last week during the Crush Walls event.  There was one main alley that looked (and smelled) great but the others were less impressive, so we ditched out and headed to an early dinner at Cart-Driver.  Love this place so so much, but guys, I don’t think I like burrata.  Why does it taste like nothing and why is the texture so gross?

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We hadn’t been to the FM in WEEKS, so my excitement was peak!  Usually when we go, I’ve already meal-planned, so I’m looking for specific stuff but since we hadn’t been in a while and weren’t sure what would be there, we decided to meal-plan around what was available.  Made it home with cucumbers, tomatoes, a baby onion, some really beautiful eggplant and THEE CUTEST CANTALOUPE.  It smelled SO GOOD.  (But tasted just okay…)

Made falafel waffles for dinner (so fun!) before heading out to see a movie.  We saw BlacKkKlansmen and it was equal parts funny and horrifying.  I was sort of distracted by the audience yelling stuff and trying to figure out why the real Ron Stallworth would continue making phone calls with the Klan while the white officer would be the one to interact with them in person.  They did not sound the same!  But, John David Washington and Adam Driver both give really great performances.

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Sunday started with a run for both of us (though at different starting times and distances) before hitting the car to head to the mountains again.  Told you leaf peeping was my #1 priority!  We passed Kenosha and it was PACKED so I’m really glad we went last weekend but also glad we drove by again this weekend because it was JAW-DROPPINGLY BEAUTIFUL.  We drove through Boreas Pass and got to see some orange/red leaves among all the gorgeous yellows.  Then we took ourselves to Outer Range Brewing, which we’ve wanted to try for a very long time and it was just as good as we’d hoped!  Grabbed lunch from the grilled cheese food truck and sipped our beers outside with a lovely view of the mountains.

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Back at home, lunches, laundry, lounging.  Oh and the Rockies won, thank god!  Later on, we made salmon and charred orange-chile broccoli for dinner.  Both were so good and both were from Cooking Light and at the same time I was eating this, I was reading about how CL has gone under!  Such sad news considering how many of our favorite recipes are from the magazine and how much joy I get from receiving my new copy every month 😦

In other news, it has been 90+ degrees for the past week and a half and I’m sort of over it.  Also, Friday is GABF and I am beyond excited!!!!!  Please tell me what summer or fall-related things you did this weekend.  I’d love to hear ♥

Weekend Things

I have many pretty things to show you today!  Namely, Coors Field, changing leaves, the burger of your dreams, more Coors Field and more food of your dreams (hummus this time!).  Almost makes me forgot the Rockies lost on Friday, we forgot forks for our hiking lunch on Saturday and our server was just taking so so long on Sunday 😛  We are living in that in between summer and fall moment and it is truly the best!

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Rockies are, for now at least, first in our division!

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It is leaf peeping season in Colorado (a bit early this year because it’s been so dry) and I am officially stalking the Instagram location tags so I can have my finger on the pulse of where to go and when.  Consider this my top priority for the rest of the month!

We hit up Kenosha Pass Saturday morning and it was STUNNING!  The lots and trails just off the highway were packed but we took a tip from this article and found ourselves a mostly secluded trail for a moderate hike, during which I alternated between saying “oooooh, pretty!” and complaining about how we forgot forks to eat our lunch with.  I ate my with my hands and Joey fashioned some chop sticks from some sticks he found on the ground.  No judgment here 🙂  We ate by a pretty beaver pond then drove through Guanella Pass, where we parked so I could take a picture standing through the sunroof, then made our way back home.  SOLID FIRST OUTING!

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Back at home and cleaned up, we made Ultimate Summer PLT Burgers for dinner — OH MY GOD, I cannot stress enough how incredible these were!!! — then headed to the Rockies game again.  We won this time!

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I went for a run, got a Pumpkin Spice Latte and a haircut on Sunday, but most importantly, we enjoyed a long-awaited dinner at Safta for our 4 year anniversary and look, if your husband coordinates your anniversary dinner with your haircut because he knows you’ll have it all nice and styled, you know you’ve picked a winner.  Our server was waiting WAY TOO LONG between visits to our table but ZERO COMPLAINTS about the food, especially that famous pita + hummus.  We decided next time we go back, we’re just ordering drinks, hummus and dessert 🙂

How was your weekend?