Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Weekend Shenanigans

School is officially out for summer! We had our last teacher workday yesterday, so I was all sorts of excited to sleep in this morning. What time did I wake up? Oh, ya know just 5:41am. So I ended up lacing up the shoes and meeting the running group down in the park for 8 sets of hills. Perfect way to kick off summer! (Well, maybe not more perfect than our ice cream trip last night...)

Anyway, this past weekend my BFF Talen and her boyfriend Tim came to the Bean Town for the first time and it was such a blast. I love when friends come to visit, especially when we haven't seen each other in forever!

Talen & Tim
Saturday night we headed down to Cincinnati to catch a Reds' game. Fitting with the theme of the night, we stopped at Red Robin for dinner. (Hehe... that's a stretch.) The game was a bit roasty-toasty, but once the sun dipped below the buildings, it was quite enjoyable. Plus, we won!

Proof we were actually there.

Sorry Mr. Unsuspecting Man in the background.

Of course, we indulged in some $5 ice cream. It totally hit the spot.

Chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, and sprinkles. Yum!
The rest of the weekend was spent hanging out, catching up on life, and cooking (and eating) tasty food. Talen's never been much of a cook/baker, but she has come a long way from back in the day. In college, some of our meals were quite... interesting to say the least. ;)

Talen loves to cook. Don't let that look on her face fool you.
This weekend we prepared some absolutely delicious eats - orange cinnamon rolls, bacon balsamic burgers on homemade (!!) sesame seed buns, bbq jalapeno poppers, monte cristo sandwiches. All super fab. 

Orange cinnamon rolls.

Sesame seed buns... post coming soon.

Bacon balsamic onion burgers.

Monte cristo sandwich.

Monday morning, we took Talen & Tim to the fabulous downtown to watch the Memorial Day parade. Unfortunately, we were only tossed a few pieces of candy, no more coming home with plastic bags full. I guess that comes with the territory of getting older... (Thanks to my friend Amber for having pity on us and tossing us a few tootsie rolls. Heh.) 

The highlight of the parade was probably this nifty tank.

All in all - awesome weekend. I didn't want it to end. Hopefully we were entertaining enough that they will want to come back sometime. :)

And now? Gotta figure out what to do with myself! I'm thinking a second cup of iced coffee on the couch with the Today Show might be just the thing.

Pssst... go check out my latest post for the Rays & Chiefs Market Blog.

Raspberry Lemonade Bars are a fun twist on a classic. Lemon bars with the zing of raspberries added, on a crispy shortbread crust. Yum!


Talen said...

We will definitly be coming back!

SbMac said...

All the food looks delicious! I can't wait to see the recipes!

Alissa said...

Do you remember Monday night dinners? I remember one time you and me talking about our favorite vegetables for a long time and Talen not chiming in - ha. It looks like you had a blast this weekend! Miss you friend.

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