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3 Apr

 Sigh, where did this weekend go? I feel like I barely even had a weekend and most definitely am not ready to go back to work tomorrow. I think I’m in good company though since I keep reading tweets from others in the same predicament. I wish I could say this weekend was exciting and a lot went on but not so much. This was a catch up weekend from last to get errands out-of-the-way  and most importantly, lounge.

I had some good workouts on both Saturday and Sunday so I feel like I accomplished something positive this weekend

On Saturday night, I made Janetha’s Brown Sugar Lemon Coated chicken. I have so many dishes I want to try from reading blogs on the daily and am finally starting to get organized with them. Thank God for Google Reader for helping me keep track of  recipes I want to try, I may have too many to keep track of at this point but at least I have them saved!

The chicken turned out great, I loved the flavor and it was a fun way to mix up a chicken dish. I forgot to dissolve the xanthan in water so the sauce turned out a little stickier  than expected and was more gel like than anything but still tasty. As she said in her post, it is a bit time-consuming but definitely a winner of a dinner.

I had a salad on the side with dressing I’ve never tried before–Annie’s Green Goddess.

Lincoln was all about this meal as well, he sat down and just stared at me like a good boy.

Please don’t judge me by how dirty my rug is–I don’t own a vacuum!

And about one minute after this picture was taken, I took him into the bedroom. Sometimes he will just sit there and watch me eat then inch his way closer to me, it’s a bit awkward.

I met with a friend for lunch today at Lucky Lou’s. It was perfect outside and I felt guilty about being inside on such a gorgeous day so we sat on their patio and enjoy $20 worth of food for $10

Amd she brought me homemade chocolate chip cookies–how sweet!

I’m going to try to have some portion control around these since three are already gone, they were so tasty!

My friend got the Fish & Chips. When the server brought hers out, I just stared at it since it seemed like one of the biggest pieces of fish I’ve ever seen.

Seriously, what kind of steroids was that fish on?

I got the Black & Bleu Steak Salad

This was just what I needed on a warm day! It’s been ages since I’ve had a steak salad so it was nice to welcome it back into my life. The candied pecans and bleu cheese were the stars of this salad. This place recently changed names and I only been to this place when it was previously Fairview Grill so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I love that they have a patio area and a variety of dishes on their menu– I will definitely be going here again!

Sunday dinner was yet another blogger dish–Heather’s Carrot Latkes. Pretty much every single recipe that she posts is starred on my Google Reader and I thought this one looked interesting and different. Would I really enjoy carrot cakes/latkes? I guess we would see.

I used Cloister Honey Arbol Pepper to top the latkes with

Wow, these were absolutely fantastic. I will admit, I was a bit skeptical since carrot was the main ingredient, I didn’t think they would satisfy me as much as they did.  They were crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and you can top or dip with any kind of sauce. Thanks Heather for posting this recipe!

And just a note, Lincoln was equally intrigued with this dish as I was, I swear the dog follows me everywhere.

Ok, so I’m literally yawning typing this out and reading how boring this post is. So, if you’ve made it this far–thanks for hanging in there. Sorry I couldn’t come through with something interesting but it was a pretty lame weekend.

Tell me something fun about your weekend!

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