1.22.2012

Rainy Weekend

Its been a rainy, cloudy, overcast weekend in our neck of the woods!  But that's quit alright with this gal because...


Friday night started Restaurant Week here in Charlotte!  Lots of delicious restaurants participate and offer a special menu of 3 courses for only 30 bucks!  If you're in the area - definitely check out all the restaurants participating and try some place new!!

For our Queen's Feast restaurant choice, we decided to splurge and try out BLT Steak in the Ritz Carlton.


Our reservation wasn't until 9, so our friends Andrea and Justin met us at our place for a drink before we headed out into the rainy evening!  



Dinner was amazing!!!  And still expensive even though we were eating off a fixed price menu!  We've been wanting to try BLT Steak for a while though, so it was all well worth it!  We'll have to head back there sometime when we maybe have something to celebrate or some money to blow!!  :)

After dinner, we came back to our place and just hung out for a while.  That rainy weather makes you just want to curl up under a blanket and relax.  So that's pretty much how the rest of our weekend went!

We woke up to more rain Saturday morning and decided to stay in bed for quite a while....and it was pure heaven!  I made coffee, we ate breakfast in bed, watched TV and I got caught up on some magazine reading. Seriously, is that not the perfect Saturday morning!?

We dragged ourselves out of bed for a workout and then came right back to the couch :)  We watched movies and looked at houses online (ugh....never ending I swear!) and ate delicious leftovers!  Thursday night, thanks to Michelle's recommendation over at Life of a Virginia Wife, I made Spicy Chicken Rigatoni!!


I knew I could trust another Michelle's opinion ;)  This recipe was so good & definitely a keeper!  It was just as good when we chowed down on it again Saturday night!  I did add more chicken so therefore I added a little more of each sauce and a little more peas when I made it.  It's name did not lie or disappoint....it was spicy & delish!

Today we woke up and the rain was finally gone, but oh my good gracious is was COLD!!  This winter weather here in the south (or lack there of) has been so funky this year!  One day it's 60-some degrees, the next it's 30-some.  And that continues to stay true since tomorrow it will be back to above 60 again.  I won't complain though, I'll take a mild winter any day.

We got in a difficult run today as well as some grocery shopping, a little bit of laundry, and a nap :)  Right now the chicken is cooking for the buffalo chicken pizza I'm going to make for dinner!  I'm very excited....I could eat pizza every day, but then I'd be as big as a house ;)  I'm just kind of making this recipe up, so if it's a keeper I'll try to post it!

Tomorrow's a teacher workday and for that I am thankful!!  It means an hour more of sleep in the morning and that I don't have to be "on" at school tomorrow....so I'll take it!

Rain or no rain, I hope your weekend was just as wonderful!


3 comments:

Michelle said...

So happy to hear you liked it! Michelle's know best ;) Hope you have a great start to your week!

Ashley said...

Yum! I am definitely trying that recipe. And I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous of your Saturday morning. I haven't had one of those in 11 months! : )

Chic Runner said...

I have always wanted to try that BLT place, but there isn't one super close to my house! So jealous that you got to try it out and that it was amazing! :)

 
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