Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Eating Through the Weekend

Sorry for the little hiatus guys! I was way too exhausted from traveling and getting caught up on everything that I didn't have the time or energy to post on Friday, and since yesterday was a holiday, I decided to give myself the day off and enjoy myself blog-free.

My weekend was a whirlwind of activity.  I basically ate my way through the weekend. Friday night was date night with the boy. We started out at Wicked first for a little arancini, pizza, and apple tart (sorry no pictures guys) and then on to Kings in Dedham for a little bowling!

The boy beat me both games, but I was reallllllly close the first game (100 to 102). We had a really great time at Kings...I have to say though that I would never go back on a Friday or Saturday night again because the wait just to get a lane was 45-90 minutes, and when you do finally get a lane, you only have the option to play two strings and then you have to get back in the queue to wait for a new lane. That being said, I did love the atmosphere of the place with the disco ball and the music. And surprisingly, the shoes were not all that disgusting...probably because this location is fairly new and there is only about six months of feet sweat in there instead of years like at other bowling alleys.

Saturday was spent running errands and cleaning the house, doing laundry, etc. Saturday night was reserved for fun! I met Melissa, Julie, Emily, and her friend Emily for a girl's night out. We headed to the Showcase at Legacy Place (yes, second time in two days for me) to see No Strings Attached. I actually really liked this movie a lot more than I thought I would. Typically romantic comedies are rated PG-13 and I'm very much a rated R girl. I like foul language, nudity, and violence in a movie. Lucky for me, this movie was rated R and was quite funny. After the movie, we headed over to Whole Foods for some dinner. My plate:

On my plate was mostly grilled pineapple and the mac n cheese, but also a little mixed veggies and tomato basil chicken. I ate all of the pineapple, mac n cheese, and veggies, but left most of the chicken because there was just too much basil. Don't get me wrong, I like basil, but there was so much in the sauce that it choked me. I just couldn't finish it. Before chowing down, in true blogger fashion, there was photo fun...

We did a lot of chatting, laughing, and gossiping and had a great time! We finally called it quits a little before 10, and as I was on my way home, the boy called on his way home from a party and asked me to stop and pick up some beer, it was drinking time!

Samuel Adams Irish Red for him and Pete's Wicked Strawberry Blonde for me. I actually spied the Strawberry Blonde by accident as I was trying to decide what I wanted for myself and was so excited. I had forgotten this beer existed and I used to drink it all the time right out of college. It was just as delicious as I remembered and I have found a new beer of choice.

Sunday morning the boy and I slept in naturally, and when we woke up, the boy said he was taking me someplace for breakfast and it was a surprise. Because he's not all that stealthy, I figured it out way before we got there but I was still really happy and excited. We went to Zaftigs in Brookline.


I ordered the Banana Stuffed French Toast with date butter. I said to the boy as I was eating it that this would be my last meal (you know what I mean, the meal you would order if you were on death row...I am this morbid). I wasn't kidding or exaggerating in any way. If you ever have the opportunity to go here, no matter what the wait is (there is always a wait) you must order this dish. You will not be disappointed. Just try not to moan in pleasure a la Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally because the tables are pretty close together and people might stare.


The rest of the day was just spent grocery shopping and hanging out on the couch with my boy. It was the perfect lazy Sunday.

Yesterday was a holiday so I had the day off. I met my gorgeous friend Danielle for lunch at my favorite pizza place ever...Angela's in Saugus. Angela's is famous for it's coal fired pizza and wings. I am not a huge fan of the wings, but I do love the pizza. If you like burnt things, you will love this place.

I ordered a personal size pizza (10") with mozzarella and garlic. Oh my YUM.

Miss Danielle ordered the Ultimo (basically a meat lover's pizza) and just to give you a size comparison, she ordered the small, which is 14" compared to my 10". It looked amazing.

We had a great lunch catching up and oohing and aahing over the pizza. The rest of my day was spent spending a little quality cuddle time with my cats (they were a little perturbed with me for being away for so long) and catching up on my overflowing DVR. The long weekend was just what I needed for a nice recovery from traveling for two weeks.

What did you do with your long weekend? What would your "last meal" be?


  1. So ironic! Yesterday I posted about how over the summer I intended on going to zaftigs, but the wait was like, SO long, so I went to the regal beagle. I went to the beagle last week and totally posted about how if I had a last meal, it'd be that one!

    If you want to see what my last meal would be, I totally posted about it yesterday! :)

  2. Looks like you had a great weekend!

    My last meal would probably be Mac & Cheese, it's my favorite comfort food :)

  3. Wow that pizza you got looks SO good. I have to make pizza very soon though at home its not quite the same... Also, I haven't been bowling in SOOOOO long. I need to go!

  4. Love that you put pictures of the outside of restaurants!
    My last meal... we play this game all the time. And I like to play breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. But my ultimate last meal would probably be a filet, homemade mac N cheese, and brussels sprouts. And a vat of expensive French wine ;)

  5. I think I would pick pizza to be my last meal or the awesome French toast I had over the weekend.

    Good for you for taking a break from blogging!

  6. That French toast looks absolutely out of this world! I took yesterday off from blogging too - I needed a little time off!

  7. Oh my god. You had the best weekend in food! I had a fun night at the movies. We need to do girlie movies all the time!

  8. Hmmm....ok so everything looks orgasmic which makes me totally jealous. It's been too long since I've had stuffed french toast, I need to find some soon even if it is just IHOP!

    I love that Strawberry Ale. I feel like I should go buy some now since its been in the 60's the past few days. I wonder when February will be back?

  9. That pizza OMG!!!!!!!! Looks amazing. My last meal would be grilled cheese for sure!

  10. i have to find that beer. it sounds so awesome, haha just by the name! that french toast - i want!

  11. I didnt have a long weekend. Boo. I think I'd probably get pizza for my last meal.