Monday, October 12, 2015

Weekly Meals and Weekend Fun (October 12)

Andy and the kid have birthdays this week, so we celebrated a bit by going out to eat a few times, and Andy got to drink some craft beer (yes, that’s really not that unusual…).

We started the celebrating with lunch at Veggie Grill. I usually get the Banh Mi salad (I’m in love with it - the delicious, glazed, slightly crispy tofu, the cilantro, all the veggies and the spicy peppers - so good!), and Andy really likes the Santa Fe Crispy Chickin’ sandwich. (We also really like the buffalo wings from the appetizer menu.)

But Andy decided to switch things up and got the Buffalo Bomber; he really liked it. I also switched things up and got a “pick a pair.” I chose a cup of tomato soup (the seasonal soup right now) and 1/2 All Hail Kale salad. It was a great choice. I like that the salad came with the dressing on the side as I only needed very little of it because of all the textures and moisture from the tomatoes, corn, and beans in the salad (and I really don’t like overdressed salads).
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On Saturday afternoon, we went to Santa Clara Valley Brewing where Andy tried their Imperial Oatmeal Stout on cask with cocoa nibs and New Mexico chilies. I had a sip, and it was delicious - really smooth and chocolaty. By the time I wanted to have a second sip, it was all gone! We also played several card games. I love that Santa Clara Valley Brewing is a kid-friendly place.
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We started Sunday with a hike. 
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And then the older kid took us out to a Korean meal to celebrate his new job.    
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In other news, I really wanted to add a wrap to my wardrobe and finally ordered one early last week from fashion designer Nora Minassian of Jacket Society. I received it on Thursday, and it's beautiful. I follow Nora on Instagram and read her blog, and I am always impressed by her amazing style. Unfortunately, it’s still really warm, but I’m really looking forward to wearing the beautiful wrap soon.
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Here is what’s on the menu this week.

Meal 1: Teriyaki chicken, rice, & broccoli.
Meal 2: Salmon & grilled veggies.
Meal 3: Veggie stir-fry with rice noodles.
Meal 4: Lentil soup.

Questions: What was the highlight of your weekend? What’s on your menu this week? 

Be well,
Andrea



20 comments:

  1. happy birthday to your hubby and kid. All the korean spread looks delicious!!!
    Highlight of our weekend was a boat trip and a true food kitchen meal. :) I should go there more often!

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    1. Thanks!

      True Food Kitchen sounds good! And boat trips are fun!

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  2. I'm with you on the overdressed salads! Whenever you order a salad while you're out, the greens always seem drowned in dressing unless you order it on the side. Just a taste is all we need :)

    That's so sweet that the older kid took you all out for lunch! Congrats to him!! And happy birthday to Andy and the kid!

    Your new wrap is beautiful :) Is it wool?

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    1. Thanks, Jessie! Yes, it's a pity that restaurant salads are usually overdressed. I would love to get a lightly dressed, perfectly tossed salad! But ordering the dressing on the side is the best option...

      The wrap isn't wool (I am very sensitive to it.) Not sure about the material actually, but it feels nice.

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  3. My husband would love that beer. The Korean meal looks like it was tasty. Love the wrap!

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  4. Happy birthday to your husband and son! Looks like you had some delicious food. Thank you so much for ordering the wrap, I can't wait to see how you wear it Andrea. Oh and I saw someone asked about what the material is. There is no wool in it at all, it is 100% acrylic.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Thanks, Nora!

      And thank you for the info about the material of the wrap!

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  5. Football is a religion in the South, so the highlight was the Gators staying undefeated this year. Of course yo know how Mondays can be and today we found out that our QB is suspended for a year for doing PEDs!

    I have a black belt in TKD, but I'm a wimp when it comes to Korean spicy food :-) 정말 감사합니다

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    1. Glad you got to enjoy another win, but too bad about the QB!

      I love spicy Korean food (and can handle MUCH more heat than my husband), but when we go out to eat, the servers never believe me when I ask for "extra spicy!" They also usually insist on bringing me a fork... :-)

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  6. I always do dressing on the side - if they put dressing on it, no matter how little, by the time I get to the end of the salad it's just gross. Congrats on the Big Kids Job! What's he doing now? I love the wrap too - I'll have to check out that blog. Happy Monday!

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    1. He is working in IT/Data analysis (?). I have really no idea what he is doing... :-)

      Nora's blog is great! I love pretty much every outfit she posts!

      Happy Monday to you! Have a great week!

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  7. That Korean food looks delicious, never at Korean food. And that wrap is very on top! I love it. I have been on a little trip to England last week, read about it on my blog if you like.
    www.fashionandfoodandotherstuff.com

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    1. Thanks, Nancy!

      I look forward to checking out your post!

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  8. Happy birthday to your son and husband! It looks like you guys had a great weekend! Also that kale salad looks delicious.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks, Alecz! Yes, we had a very nice weekend. Unfortunately, it was over too quickly...

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  9. That wrap looks really cozy....like a warm blanket.

    Happy birthday to your boys! :)

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  10. I'm in love with that wrap! It's both cozy and beautiful at the same time. Can't wait to see you wear it. And I'm now following Nora on IG. I visited Korea a couple of years ago and loved the food!

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    1. Can't wait to wear the wrap either! I love Nora's IG feed!

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