Hey everyone! Happy Monday. I sure am happy today (no, I am not being sarcastic).
I had such an incredible weekend and have so many awesome pictures to share. So be ware, this post is picture heavy. I honestly feel some of the best blog posts can be mostly pictures, and limited words. But since I like to talk a lot, this may be hard and as I get through this post I may end up writing more than I thought I would, ha.
So this weekend I did not teach my Saturday morning Zumba class (sorry loves, missed you all!) to get a much needed weekend break and to get away to Delaware to Nick’s beach house. We also wanted to take advantage of tax-free shopping down there and get some decorative things for our apartment. Success! Mine and his wallet is much lighter after this weekend, eeek. But our apartment looks great.
I’ll just get right to the pics.
I ended up taking the train down to Delaware since Nick was in Maryland for work. I ended up double fisting with some iced coffee and some left over wine from our Friday work happy hour. Totally a weird combination but I had 3 hours to kill on train!
I got a dunkin hazelent iced coffee with WHOLE MILK and added some stevia I had in my purse with me (thank you NuNaturals, I don’t go anywhere without you!). And, I just love whole milk. Skim in coffee? ew. I also brought some extra cups in case anyone on the train wanted to share, haha. I’m so nice (no one drank any but me, in case you are wondering).
Beautiful views of Rehoboth and Dewey:
The weather was just incredible. Couldn’t have asked for more!
A pic scramble of my some random eats throughout the weekend:
I LOVE huge cups of coffee, and this restaurant in Rehoboth totally had that, and that that is why I had to emphasize that in the picture. Nick and I are also obsessed with Arena’s, and we always make at least one stop there for lunch while down there. Their salads are huge and chicken cooked to perfection. The bottom left picture is also an omelette – with LOBSTER. Oh my was this good. Lobster and eggs? Sounds weird but it was delicious. Also on the way down to Delaware Friday, I woke up early to make myself something for dinner to eat on the train – and I thought to myself, YES PANCAKES, since that would sit pretty well while I was at work. PEANUT FLOUR PUMPKIN PANCAKES! I’ll post the recipe this week!
See? not hard to eat well even away from home. I ate out for every single meal since Friday. I enjoyed every second and for one second don’t think I didn’t eat “healthy”. I am sure everything that was made was cooked in way more oil and salt than I would use at home, but who cares. It’s one weekend and it’s no secret I LOVE eating out, ha.
Speaking of eating out, this restaurant gets it’s own collage. HALF FULL. I am seriously OBSESSED with this place. It is an adorable wine bar that has wine (duh), beer, and pizza’s only. I can definitely see myself spending a heck of a lot more time there in the future weekends in Del.
Thank you Half Full for being so amazing. Pizza and wine are my two favorite things.
Nick and his adorable niece, Ellie:
Had to throw that in there because I just think it is one of the cutest pictures ever
In the midst of drinking black-out-orange-crush-drinks. Yep, hammered Saturday night. You love it.
It was a long drive back yesterday…but got back in plenty of time to spend a million dollars at the grocery store (who knew eating healthy costs so much? ha ha) and update the apartment with all the fun things we bought!
Sorry for the glare (iPhone). Lots of yogurts, almond milk, veggies in the drawers, egg whites, eggs, etc. You get it.
Fun new gadgets and bowls!! I finally got a MISTO! I am loving it so far. It is working wonderfully with some Trader Joe’s garlic olive oil. I used it tonight for dinner on the pans and happy to say, nothing stuck. I was told Saturday at the Gourmet Chef outlet store that Pam and other cooking spray’s ruin pans. The Misto totally won’t ruin them and it’s essentially the same thing (and healthier) than Pam. I’m sold and hooked already.
I am not sure what I think. I loved the pizza and eating all the yummy cheese on top (polly-o cracked pepper string cheese…YUMM) and who doesn’t love oven roasted tomato’s? BUT, the crust was kind of mushy. Maybe I used too much cauliflower? I thought I used a bit more than a cup, so I added a little more egg whites, but maybe it was too much? Nick actually said it was tasty, and I thought for sure he was going to hate it. I just need to practice cooking more so I am sure it will come out good 2nd or 3rd time, or 10th, ha ha.
I didn’t have tomato sauce, so it was the crust topped with 3 pepper jack string cheese’s, some sliced tomato’s, garlic, and italian seasoning. I also added basil on top of mine. Definitely tasty, just can’t wait to really perfect it.
We also had chicken stir fry for dinner with lots of spices, balsamic vinegar, and Misto oil sprayed all over it. That basically speaks for itself:
Excuse the paper plates, the dishwasher was full.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST! A glimpse of our “dining room”:
What I especially love:
“And they lived happily ever after”. I am so cheesy, I know, and such a hopeless romantic.
Thank you Delaware, for having some awesome and unique finds for our cute lil’ apartment.
PHEW that was long. Thank you for getting through the whole thing if you did I knew I’d end up writing way more than I initially anticipated.
Delaware, you never fail me. Another great weekend at the beach. One last hurrah before it really gets cold!
1. What did you do this weekend?
2. Where is your favorite place to buy home decor?
3. Favorite kitchen gadget that you just cannot live without?