Our weekend started with meeting some friends at Axelrad (a new fun Houston bar) for some drinks.
I had texted my friend Amanda earlier in the week that Axelrad had frosé (aka frozen rosé) and that we needed to try it. Sooo…
This was my first time at Axelrad and I’d definitely go back. I loved the atmosphere. They had a huge outdoor space filled with picnic tables and hammocks.
Plus they had these cute water dispensers.
AND there’s a pizza place next door, so Andrew and I ended up ordering a meat heavy pizza for dinner.
Saturday I slept in and woke up to Andrew making us breakfast. We had breakfast tacos…pretty typical for us. We love breakfast tacos<3 Served with a latte (also very typical for me).
I’m starting to plan an anniversary trip for Andrew and I for our 3rd wedding anniversary at the end of December. So I spent the morning researching our options:) I love planning trips.
Later for lunch I was going to order something from UberEats, but decided to just throw together everything we had in our fridge. It ended up being pretty delicious.
I sautéed together yellow bell pepper and corn. Then added in finely chopped kale + cilantro and some beans.
Then I put some leftover farro in bowls and topped it with the sautéed mixture. And then topped that with some fresh mango, basil, cilantro and extra sharp cheddar cheese.
After lunch I went to a class at Orange Theory. Their class structure is…~20 minutes of cardio + ~20 minutes of strength training.
I came home and made a protein smoothie + snacked on some banana split bark.
We had a busy Sunday planned, so I decided to get grocery shopping done on Saturday. I meal planned, but we already diverted from this plan (which always tend to happen when I try and meal plan lol).
Grocery store haul favorites =
crab meat for crab cakes
Then I did boring housework like washing our sheets and cleaning our kitchen. I’m sharing our kitchen remodel this week (finally.), so I also took photos of our (rarely clean) kitchen.
Then for dinner I prepped a kale salad. It’s kale massaged with this dressing…
Then I added goat cheese, dried cherries and sunflower seeds. So good.
Served with chicken, sweet potato fries and BBQ sauce + ketchup.
Then we watched the Olympics for the rest of the night. I also ate a snack I’ll be sharing with you later this week!
The next day we headed to Snooze for breakfast! We had heard this place got super crowded, so Andrew insisted we got there right when they opened (at 6:30am!). He was more excited than me to go here…that never happens!
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not the biggest pancake fan. Like, I like making them at home, but I don’t typically order them out because something else on the menu always looks better than pancakes. BUT! Snooze has such fun pancakes that I totally was excited to try them.
I got the cinnamon roll pancake + an egg + a piece of bacon + a latte.
Andrew ordered the pancake flight, which came with 3 different pancakes. I was PUMPED he got the sweet potato pancake because I was debating between ordering the sweet potato or the cinnamon roll. I ate several bites of Andrew’s sweet potato pancake. When I go back I’d order the sweet potato pancake over the cinnamon roll one. IT WAS SO GOOD.
After breakfast we headed to church. Then home for lunch.
Leftover kale salad + egg + basil galore + cherries.
Andrew parents were coming over to hang out that afternoon/evening so I prepped some roasted vegetables that were going into a pasta dish.
The veggies were for a cold pasta salad. It was just zucchini + asparagus + eggplant that were tossed in olive oil, salt & pepper. Then roasted at 400ºF until the eggplant was golden brown (the asparagus needed less time to roast). I boiled some pasta and added the roasted veggies + Greek dressing (same as above) + cheddar cheese + goat cheese + basil + rosemary. I’m glad we have leftovers! It turned out delicious and I’m excited to have it for lunch this week.
I also made two recipes that’ll be on the blog this week and taste tested them + took photos. And then Andrew helped me shoot a recipe video.
Andrew’s parents came over and we snacked on beer, wine and chocolate covered almonds.
For dinner we had the above pasta salad + salmon.
That evening I did some hip opening yoga poses while watching the Olympics.
At one point I took most of the pillows off our couch and just laid in comfy stretching positions for several minutes. It was so relaxing. I should end more Sunday evenings like this.
I’m about to go have a nighttime snack and then off to bed. I hope everyone has a great Monday!
What was the best part of your weekend?!