November 11, 2013
Weekend Wrap Up: Cinco de Baldwin Edition
This crazy, pompadoured man walked into my life nine years ago. And thank god, because that post-NYC, Sex and the City phase wasn't going to end itself. This weekend, we celebrated our five year wedding anniversary.
My friend Christina was in town over the weekend, so I met her & Shanna at Rumour's on Friday night. Did y'all know there's a Rumour's on Division now? It's in the Icon building. It's a good location, you just have to pay to park.
On Saturday night, John & I celebrated our anniversary at City House. God, I love that restaurant so much. We started with the salami & Wisconsin antigo cheese (omg!), then we shared the pork belly pizza (with egg - DUH) & the tri tip with smoked gouda cheese grits. We finished with the chocolate stout & espresso ice box cake with toffee brittle crumbs, whiskey caramel & vanilla malt gelato. Y'all. So good. That tri tip kind of blew our minds.
It hurt, but I got up early on Sunday & ran 5.5 miles on Belle Meade Boulevard with my Sunday lady running crew. And I ran it kind of fast. Who knows! Afterwards, we re-fueled at Bread & Co, where I tried to be smart, but still ended up consuming around 800 calories. Ugh. I've got to figure this Sunday thing out.
It wouldn't be a real anniversary if we weren't dealing with squirrels in our attic. At least we didn't have to spend this one driving back & forth to the abandoned Shoney's in Bellevue.
My friend Heidi is from Texas & on Halloween she made this Texas chili that her mom used to make every Halloween. I've been obsessed with making Texas chili ever since.
I actually had a recipe in one of my old Everyday Food magazines, so I tried it. You have to buy ALL THE MEAT & it takes half a day to make, but oh my god, it's so worth it. Recipe here.