Happy Monday from a snowy Colorado! Since we were gone for such a big chunk of October, I feel like I’m mentally a month behind. They started playing Christmas music on our local radio station this weekend and it caught me totally by surprise. Snow? Christmas music? Holiday specials on Food Network? I guess we’re here already!
Friday night, we saw The Lighthouse at the Alamo and let me just tell you this movie is insane. It’s a two-hander between Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, playing a lighthouse keeper and his assistant and… their descent into insanity? It was so bizarre and wacky and I found it wildly entertaining. I don’t think Joey is sure how he feels about it but I loved it!
Saturday started with pancakes (these, except I left the pear out) and an episode of The Kitchen, but then I sat on the couch and read for hours! I recently realized our book club was meeting a week earlier than I thought and that the book was a lot longer than I expected, so I needed to put some work in on it and I definitely did. Helps that I really like it so far! Later on, I headed into Louisville to get a facial and even got to say hi to my mom beforehand ♥
That night we had tickets to see Ray Lamontagne at the Paramount and can I get a hell yeah for a Saturday night concert?! Those weekday ones are so brutal. Beforehand, we grabbed dinner at Corinne. They had a burger, chicken tenders and lobster mac and cheese on the menu, so Joey was IN. I wasn’t feeling super into it, but then I was really impressed with the atmosphere, the service and the food. Joey went with the chicken tenders, in case you were wondering 😛
Ray has the most interesting voice! It’s somehow both gravely and smooth? I don’t know how he does it, but he sounded great and the whole show was acoustic so it sounded extra beautiful. That being said, a dark theater and a soothing sound was making me very sleepy at times!
Sunday breakfast with this sweet boy and his parents! Hannah and I got together at the end of August, but the five of us hadn’t been altogether since July and that is unacceptable! I love seeing that little family and I can hardly believe Mason is just about to turn two. When did this happen?? He gave me the sweetest little hug before we all dispersed ♥
Joey went to watch football after breakfast, so I used the alone time to make lunch salads for the week and… you guessed it, READ! Is this how people read more than I do? They stop watching TV and movies and scrolling Twitter and just actually read? I also went to yoga for the first time since September!!! Felt so nice and my shoulders are only slightly mad today.
For dinner, we made a Buttermilk-Marinated Roast Chicken and guys… SO GOOD! I saw Samin Nosrat make one on Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and have been meaning to make it ever since. I’m so glad I finally got around to it! Besides the forethought required to marinate it a day in advance, it was wildly easy to make and so moist and flavorful. Try it out! We also made Glazed Beets with Creme Fraiche and Pistachios (except I used Greek yogurt instead of creme fraiche) on the side and we loved it!
Please tell me what you did this weekend 🙂