Monday, April 25, 2011

Odds and Ends

Look who arrived at my house on Friday! Meet Cecil:

Cecil has been making his way around the country visiting different cities. In case you want to catch up, here are his adventures with Amy and his adventures with Tiffany. I can't wait to show Cecil around Boston and tell you guys all about it!

And now onto the weekend...Friday was spent running errands waiting for the boy to get out of work so we could have our usual Friday date. I had a groupon for Masona Grill in West Roxbury, which I was going to do a review for but the owner of the restaurant and all of the waitresses were starring at us so I didn't get any pictures. I ordered the coffee rubbed sirloin steak (which I had to add salt to...the HORROR), the banana bread pudding for dessert (worst bread pudding I have ever tasted) and asked for espresso to finish my meal, which they didn't have. Instead I got coffee and even the coffee was terrible. We made up for it Saturday with a trip to tour the Wachusett Brewing Company Brewery in Westminster, MA.

I love Wachusett Blueberry (especially with real blueberries added) so I was really excited to tour this brewery. It's a small brewery, but the tour was very interesting. The brewery was started by three engineers and everything in the factory is retrofitted to their production. We got 2 free samples with our tour (which was free). The boy and I tried the Black Shack, Belgian White, Summer, and Country Ale. The best two were the Black Shack and the Belgian White.

Of course, once I get started drinking beer, it's hard to stop, so the boy and I drove back to Waltham and headed over to Franco's near our house to grab a small pizza, drink some more beer, and play pool. Of course, since we finished the tour at 2, I was ready for bed by 10. I live a glamorous life y'all.

Sunday I spent most of the day cleaning with the windows wide open because it was WARM here in Massachusetts (finally)!

I also spent a good portion of my evening perusing my new cookbook and marking recipes to try.

Everyone has raved about this cookbook and so I decided to grab it with a Barnes and Noble gift card I've been holding onto since Christmas. Sure enough, I have about thirty recipes marked to try.

Allow me to pat myself on the back for a quick second. Easter is in my opinion, the best holiday for candy. Not halloween, not Christmas. Easter. Peeps, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Creme Eggs, big chocolate bunnies....really the deliciousness never ends. This season, I managed to get through the holiday having only consumed TWO creme eggs, one large bag of mini eggs, and one medium bag. No peeps, no bunnies. Of course, the boy is a sucker for a deal and has mentioned several times going back to the supermarket this week for the 50% off easter candy, but I will not allow it. I won't be giving in!

What's your favorite easter candy? Are you a sucker for the 50% deals? Have you tried either of the Terry Walters cookbooks?


  1. Cecil!!! haha, I hope he enjoys Boston. would you believe I did not eat one piece of candy this weekend?

  2. I absolutely adore Reese's PB eggs. They are 1.1 million times better than regular old Reese's PB cups. Love the Cadbury mini-eggs too :)

  3. Yumm, my favorite Easter candy is chocolate covered marshmallow bunnys... so good! I may have to take advantage of those 50% off deals and stock up because they're only around once a year.

  4. Haha, I have gone nuts with Easter candy. Way moreso than Christmas candy. My boss gave me another chocolate bar today (Easter-themed) and I had it for breakfast.

  5. I like Reeses eggs, but didn't have any this year.

    I really want to go on that tour. I'm not much of a beer person, but I like seeing how it's made.

    Sorry the restaurant sucked. I can't wait to see what trouble Cecil gets into!

  6. I LOVE peeps, and they really aren't that great, haha.

    I wish I lived in a place with breweries, I would hit one up every weekend!

  7. I am all about the breweries with free samples. Day drinking is also my preferred time to drink as well, there is something magical about doing that, taking a nap then going out again!

    I am depressed you had bad bread pudding :(

    I cannot wait to read about Cecil's shenanigans!

    My favorite Easter candy is peeps or Cadbury carmel eggs. I have a pack of peeps sitting mocking me as I type....