Monday was such a great day. Patrick and I spent a couple hours exploring his hometown. Our first stop was the Village where we did a little shopping.
To help ease Patrick’s pain of shopping we stopped for a cocktail at City Kitchen. I ordered a Belvedere dirty martini. I’ve really come to like this cocktail but I must say this particular one was a poor example of a beloved drink.
Next stop, Trader Joes! The first thing I saw in the store was the below sign and I loved it:)
I’m so ready to crack open the items I picked up:
- Pumpkin Butter
- Spicy Brown Mustard
- Peanut Flour
- Lambic Peche
- Vanilla and Cinnamon Black Tea
- Himalayan Pink Salt Crystals with Grinder
As we were walking back to our car I noticed the following sign on a building:
I had no idea they named a building after my precious little dog:)
When Patrick was a little boy his family used to eat at a Chinese-American restaurant called Peking Villa. Ever since I’ve known Patrick he has been talking about this place and I was excited to check it out!
The decor was unlike any Chinese restaurant I have ever been to. It had the craziest wall-paper!
I was a bit confused when they placed a couple warm sweet rolls on our table:/
That is until Patrick explained they were to be used for dipping in the egg drop soup:
Sweet Bread + Egg Drop Soup = Great Combination
I also had about 1/3 of an egg-roll:
My main dish was broccoli chicken in a brown sauce served with brown rice:
Peking Vila wasn’t the best Chinese food I’ve ever had but it was good. Add all the childhood memories my husband shared with me and this was an unforgettable meal:)
P and I decided to make dinner for his mom and dad.
Whenever I visit my in-laws they always go out of their way to fill the fridge and pantry with food that Patrick and I like. I love it when I open the fridge and see all of my favorite veggies cleaned, cut and ready to eat! I have the best in-laws a girl could ask for:)
We decided on French Bread Pizza for dinner.
with a side of Roasted Spicy Broccoli.
I’m pretty sure everyone liked the meal, crowd pleaser for sure!
When is the last time you cooked a meal for your parents?
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
Haha! I like that version of a balanced diet. 😀 And I so badly want to try some TJs pumpkin butter. Yum!
Last time I cooked for my parents was actually on Halloween. That is if you count tossing things in the crockpot for a veggie stew cooking. 😉
I have not tried the TJs pumpkin butter yet but have heard so many good things about it. I’m thinking about cracking it open for tomorrows breakfast:)
Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
It’s lunch time here and your food is making me extra hungry!
I think the last meal I made for my parents was bbq pulled pork… I think?
Yum! BBQ pulled pork sandwiches are what I always order when I go to a bbq place. I don’t think I’ve ever tried making it at home. That is going on my list of “foods to cook”.
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