We may be too lazy to ever leave the Highlands area again on Date Night! I was tempted to go to Billy’s Inn again for Nacho Thursdays, but I overheard someone at the gym talking about this place so I decided we should check it out.
Tratorria Stella (Highlands). Adorable, right? I was immediately apprehensive when I spotted it because I am super impatient and hate waiting at restaurants. So grown up. The patio was really full, but there were a few tables available inside.
I saw this appetizer online, and I had to try it.
Baked Brie – brie cheese topped with roasted garlic & rosemary served warm with fresh bread & fruit.
So fun and totally different than the nachos and fries we tend to order when we eat out!
Since I knew I was going to be eating the bread, I decided to go with a salad for my main course. I ordered the 32nd Street Salad with chicken, goat cheese, dried cherries, and roasted pecans. I’m not very good at finishing salads, but I ate every bite of this one. It was delicious.
I almost got the wrong dish. Apparently they have a pasta called 32nd Street as well and they mixed it up! The pasta is green and it comes with shrimp. I was really confused when they gave me the plate, but they called it the 32nd so I was thinking I ordered the wrong thing? And sweet Kevin was trying to convince me that the shrimp was chicken! Ha!! Not falling for that. Luckily the waiter swooped in and righted things when he saw me looking bewildered. I hate all things fishy!!! It reminded me of my best roommate ever, Megan, because the first time I went to dinner with her something similar happened. I was still new at reading menus in Spanish and somehow ended up with a dish that had seafood. I was about to cry so she changed meals with me. Haha. That’s her second memory of me. We’ll talk about the first some other day… Maybe she will want to do a guest post on it.
I finally managed wear out Pippa Cordelia on a run.
Oops! We still had a half mile to go from home when she did the Boyd Plop down into the grass in the shade. I think she just got hot today. We were actually going really slow for part of the time because I was talking to my mom on the phone. I love the walk & talk!!!
Of course, I thought she was the cutest thing when she plopped in the grass. You know I’d be screaming bloody murder if the Boykin did it. Haha. So I had to stop and take pictures of her.
And drop my keys in the grass.
That was a close one guys. I got about a block before I noticed there was nothing annoyingly digging into my right hand. I went back to look for them, but I am blind. But then we saw something shiny. Whew! We were about to be locked outside all day. No way Boyd was going to let us back in!! Even if he could.
Today’s WOD: Kettlebell version of Men’s Health Spartacus Workout!
I’m super eco-friendly and recycle envelopes.
I kept track of my reps in my 15 second breaks so I can try to beat them next time. I used 20lb kettlebells except for on the renegade rows. I ended up using 10lb dumbbells. The 20lb kettlebells aren’t big enough to balance easily on and kept wobbling over! I wanted to quit after 2 rounds, but I stuck it out for 3!!! And went straight home to spend some quality time with my new Macbook!
Tragically, I was out of sweet potato fries so I stole some of Kevin’s.
Not nearly as good. I also had half a turkey bacon & egg sandwich. Looking at this picture, I feel very convicted about my salt habit. I didn’t mean to put that much on – really!! In my defense, we don’t have a normal salt shaker. Just a giant container so it sort of still pours out. Still, I know I love salt and I need to cool it a little bit.
Distract yourself from my salt problem by looking at Kevin’s leg:
Ouch. He had a little mini wipeout at a stoplight. Pobrecito!
Have you ever wiped out? On a bike or otherwise. I had one bad bike wipeout in like junior high on a bike that we then named “the purple devil.” A bad wipeout while snow tubing down an icy hill in Minnesota ripped a layer of skin off my face (and you wonder why I don’t ski!). And quite a few times running on uneven sidewalks.
Have you ever tragically lost your keys? Oddly enough – no! Probably because Kevin is always responsible for them when we’re together. And I grew up in Wabasha… so not many things there were locked.