Monday, March 1, 2010

photos from the weekend

even though we usually do stuff over the weekend i seem to only end up with food and cat photos.
so that's what you are getting again! even though we did get out and went shopping in center city and out to a bar.

eric and i started off the weekend by fixing a feast of a dinner. we had fajitas with a side of onion rings.
friday night dinner

and then we got real crazy and went to sleep by 11pm.

woke up saturday morning and had some no-knead bread with some blueberries.
saturday morning breakfast

after breakfast we decided to check out the neighborhood farmer's market. there were only a few vendors, but we were able to pick up a few good things.
bread from the farmer's market

we stopped by 1 shot coffee because they carry vegan treats donuts. there were no donuts to be found, but i picked up a mint chocolate chip cookie and some hot tea. eric forgot his gloves so we sat inside while he warmed up his hands.
1 shot coffee

walking around the neighborhood

due to the weather i really haven't gotten out much, so we took a short walk through the neighborhood.
walking around the neighborhood

walking around the neighborhood

walking around the neighborhood

for lunch we made salads with some of our produce from the farmer's market.
lunch time salad - saturday

then we went into center city. i bought some new workout pants from lululemon and spent more on clothes i will get sweaty in than i ever wanted to in my entire life. but the pants are so comfortable.
we met up with eric's cousin, emily, and walked around some more, going in and out of shops. eventually we got hungry and went to one of our favorite places good dog.

i need to note that i have been presented with a good dog challenge. sometime soon we are going to go there and i am going to attempt to eat 3 large bowls of their french fries by myself. if you would like to join and cheer me on, please let me know and i will let you know the date.

then like all the cool kids do on saturday night, eric and i went to the grocery store for a few things and came home and passed out. riding your bike everywhere and drinking and eating wear you down.

i woke up sunday morning with a mission to run outside since i haven't done it in a while. i did 6 miles throughout the city with the weirdest weather ever. some points the sun would be shining and it would be really warm, then the sun would disappear and it would start snowing. this happened the entire run.

after the run i made a salad with more farmer's market produce.
lunch time salad - sunday

eric bought new wheels for his car and he spent saturday afternoon putting them on to see how they fit/looked.
eric put new wheels on his car!

as usual we had put a few things in the dehydrator. this week we made kale chips, potato chips and eggplant bacon.
eggplant bacon

i also made cornbread!

amanda! here is the recipe, sorry i never gave it to you!
1 1/2 C flour
1 1/2 C stone ground cornmeal
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 C "milk"
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp oil

preheat the oven to 425 degrees. lightly oil an 8x8-in baking pan (i actually use my cast iron skillet). in a large bowl stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. stir in the milk, vinegar and oil until just mixed. pour evenly in baking pan or skillet and bake for 25-30min or until a knife comes out clean. let cool for 10-15min before removing from pan.
i had about 1/4 C of fresh corn just for good measure.

and to wrap up this post here are the cats! i know every animal has it's weird quirks, well here is one of kitta and griss'. they refuse to drink out of a water bowl. they drink out of cups sent all around the house. their favorite is the glass we keep on the coffee table.
the cats

the cats

gotta wrap this up because it's time for bingo!


Kelly said...

your cornbread is so hot i want to hit on it.

i am stuck between making spelt biscuits or your cornbread with dinner.

cornbread wins.