Monday, August 12, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up

Monday again?! This summer is flying by!

Thinking back on this weekend, we ate at restaurants almost every meal. This definitely wasn't our intention, so we'll definitely be making up for that throughout the rest of the week.

Friday I became a real resident of North Carolina - my license finally came in the mail! Finally putting down some roots in NC and making it official. For lunch we baked an Italian Cold Cut pizza from Pasta & Provisions. Yum! The pizza crust is pretty thin, and they don't use much sauce, because the stars of the show are the thinly sliced Italian meats - including prosciutto, sopressata, salami & pepperoni. For dinner we headed to Food Truck Friday again because there was a new truck we wanted to try - Maryland Crab Co. I was disappointed that they didn't actually have steamed crabs that night, but their shrimp po boy was pretty good, as was the arroz con pollo at another truck. We left early and came back home and watched movies.

Yum!
Saturday was more househunting and then lunch at Cowfish. We ended up on their patio, which was hot but bearable. This weekend was way muggy in Charlotte. Saturday night I went to Ice House in South End for a Meet Up event. They have a great, big patio and I met a bunch of nice ladies who are also new in town.

Sunday we slept in til 9:30 (whoa that never happens!) and then headed over to try the Sunday Brunch at Upstream. For Christmas, A's cousin Googled and found a restaurant in Charlotte and got us a gift card for any of the Harper's Restaurants - Mimosa Grille, Harper's, or Upstream. That was a great present because it was about 6 months before we ended up moving. I'd heard good things about the Upstream brunch - so off we went. They have an awesome selection of buffet items - a made to order omelet station, carving station, delicious shrimp & grits, fish dishes, mac & cheese and other sides, sushi, clams, mussels, oysters, peel & eat shrimp, cold cuts, cheese, fruit, dessert table, it goes on and on. But they've also got an awesome list of breakfast tapas which you can order to your hearts content at no additional charge. From the tapas menu we ordered the Belgian waffle, banana bread french toast, egg Benedict over a fish cake, steak and egg - they were all delicious (and small, no, we did not eat multiple entire waffles etc.) I also got a Bloody Mary, which wasn't the best but hit the spot. It really was a great brunch and I'm sure we'll be back.

Mid-afternoon we got a call from A's aunt & uncle, who were in Wilmington, NC and driving to Winston-Salem, asking if we wanted to have dinner. So, we met them up in Concord and got BBQ and chatted for awhile. Then we came home and watched Newsroom & True Blood (I can hardly handle that show anymore, I cringe in embarrassment several times each episode.)

Needless to say, I'll be making a stop at the grocery store today (we didn't even make it to the store this weekend, that's how busy we were eating!) and getting a lot of produce for some serious salads this week.

This week we'll be eating:
-Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Cabbage Mango Slaw
-Bruschetta Chicken & Salad
-Chicken Marsala & Veggies

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