Weekend Things

This weekend was good and low-key and I’m starting to really appreciate the slower pace of these types of weekends.  I also want to tell you that I’m an obsessive list maker and make one for every weekend, but this weekend, I just didn’t.  Sometimes you gotta trust that the things you have to do will get done and the things you want to do will happen on their own, ya know?

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Friday, we headed home, ate some leftovers for dinner — why do I always forget the totally satisfying simplicity of throwing a brat on the grill? — then headed to the Rockies game.  I do not want to talk about the first half of the game or the final outcome, so I’ll just say MATT HOLLIDAY IS BACK!

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Saturday morning, after Joey had run 7 miles! — we did a thing I’d been wanting to do all summer… coffee at the Platte River!  Every time I run the trail, I look across the river and think how peaceful it’d probably feel to sit over there on a quiet summer morning.  So, we biked over to Carbon to grab coffee and breakfast to go (and maybe a mini Lavender Earl Grey donut to share while we waited for our food) then walked over to the steps along the Platte and had the place mostly to ourselves.  It was every bit as peaceful as I’d imagined.

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I’m not even fully sure what I did for the rest of the day but I think it involved slow-roasting two pints of cherry tomatoes from our garden — 225° for 2 hours but I think I maybe could have gone another hour — and hitting up the grocery store, but also a hammock nap and an early dinner of leftovers before heading to the Esquire.

We saw Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and it blew me away!  I knew next to nothing about Mr. Rogers and can’t remember ever watching a full episode of his show, so his complete and utter KINDNESS was a complete shock.  I keep thinking back on the footage they had of him working on his show or interacting with children and feeling incredibly emotional.  It was so touching, inspiring and important and I hope you find the time to see this film ♥

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Standard Sunday Content: every meal I ate and not photo-documenting anything in between.  Let’s just come to terms with this, okay?  Anyway, un-pictured was a 5 mile run I went on and felt really good during and a bit of house cleaning — you know how they say buying cute workout clothes will motivate you to work out?  I think it’s the same with buying good smelling cleaning products 😛 — before my sister and Wayne came over.  My perfect little sissy gave me a fun yellow mani/pedi and in exchange, I fed them spicy black bean burrito bowls for dinner.  Will I ever tire of this meal?  Probably not!

Oh and they brought Huni so she and Andi could have a little sibling reunion and look, I don’t know if they actually like each other but they do tolerate each other and I got a kick out of watching them make laps around the house as if they were magnetically attached.

What fun things did you do this weekend?

Weekend Things

Sometimes you are gifted with a perfect weekend and this weekend, that started with a really good movie, included a night out with our besties and ended with a taco festival, was just such a weekend.  Just thinking about it is making me feel so so happy ♥

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Real life dinner sometimes looks a lot different than Instagram dinner but those leftovers were delicious and we got to watch some of the Rockies game before making our way to the Mayan to see Eighth Grade.  Guys, the movie was SO GOOD.  I think I had mentally prepared for it to be really sad, so I was pleasantly surprised at how A) funny and B) optimistic much of it was.  But don’t get me wrong, there were many cringe-worthy and heart-breaking parts too.  Please see it, it is truly beautiful!

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The Saturday morning plan was to wake up and head straight to the Farmers’ Market then have breakfast when we got back, but Joey got up SUUUPER early and went for a run and then I got up two full hours before the market started so pancakes at home it was!  These Coconut-Cashew Pancakes were in the newest Cooking Light and once I got the batter properly thinned out with extra coconut milk, they turned out really good!

We hadn’t been to the market in something like three weeks, and in our absence, all the peppers popped up!  We paid $20 for our haul and I thought that was a pretty good deal.  Spent the rest of Saturday doing a few productive things — grocery, garden clean up, over-baking some Pistachio-Raisin Bars — but mostly some restful things — reading, napping, watching Anchorman — before our exciting evening plans.

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We made Dining Al Fresco reservations for Osteria Marco all the way back in MAY and even then, 8 PM was the earliest we could get in!  We also waited 20 minutes for our table but there was complimentary Prosecco, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much.  Once sat, it was just a fun night of dinner under the string lights with our best friends ♥  It started POURING as we drove back home, so we could not have timed it more perfectly!

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Fish Taco from Los Chingones

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Jackfruit Taco from Mas Kaos

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Scallop Taco from Bright Marten

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Hard Shell Beef Taco + Green Chile from La Fiesta

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Barbacoa Taco from Chuey FU’s

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Carnitas Taco from Adelitas Cocina Y Cantina 

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Chocolate + Butter Pecan Paletas from Neveria Jedany’s

Sunday morning, I got up early(ish) and headed to yoga and Joey was out most of the day for a fantasy football draft so when I got home, I got our salads for the week made and finished my book so we could have the rest of the late afternoon to spend together at… Tacolandia!  Aka, an all-you-can-eat taco festival at Civic Center Park.  Look, there wasn’t a bad taco in the bunch, but the barbacoa from Chuey FU’s was my favorite.

After we had watched enough of the Lucha Libre Final Match (the wrestlers slapping their leg as they “punched” each other to imitate the noise was seriously so funny!), we decided to top it all off with some dessert in the form of the creamiest paletas and a Tamaricco, which I’d never heard of before but found super fascinating.  Also, again, the weather was not supposed to be great for this outdoor event, but we totally lucked out because, except for a bit of wind, it was plenty warm and sunny.  We had so much fun doing this!  Oh and Rockies swept the Braves!

Please tell me something fun you did this weekend! 🙂