Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Onions

Life's been a little busy lately, not sure with what, but I do know I haven't been home much.

When I am home, I'm trying very hard to not order out, or if I grab a drink for happy hour after work, I'll do my best to just get one glass of wine and no food so I can make dinner at home. After all, I did just drop $100 on fresh produce, meat, and all the other delicious items you need to make a balanaced meal.

With that said, I'm adding onions to more and more meals now! AND I'm actually eating them too!

I made chicken noodle soup about two weeks ago. I'm added a whole onion to the soup. The first bowl was delicious! Leftovers, not so much, I think I made too much and didn't add enough chicken stock. By the time I ate the 'soup' for lunch the next day, it was basically noodles, chicken and veggies, like a pasta salad. I made chicken sitr fry this week though and used half an onion and it's been delicious! I even went to Don Pablos for dinner on Sunday and ordered the quesadilla which had tomatoes and onion in it. I didn't pick it out! Ate it all.

Homemade chicken noodle soup
This year St. Patrick's day was on a Saturday. I went over to Kari's apartment around 12:00 and Tim and Matt were over. We started with mimosas and Domino's pizza. When Jenna came, she brought whiskey, so around 3:00 PM we started on the whiskey and salsa, queso and chips. Around 5:00 we headed out for the night. It was such an amazing day, sunny and highs in the 80's which is not typical for this time of year. We stopped at Solera to enjoy a drink on their rooftop. We all ordered Sangria, but agreed that all we could taste was whiskey. FYI, there is no whiskey in Sangria. After Solera, we headed over to Kierans where we were going to spend the remainder of our night. They had bag pipers come through several times, two tents set up outside with bars and a DJ.
Bag Pipers at Kierans
My building has had some water issues lately. I was not pleased when I came home one night to find this sign, once again, taped to the door of my building.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring is here!

Two weeks we had a snow storm where my office actually thought about closing for the day. Today, the high is supposed to reach the mid 70's and it's only supposed to continue through next week! This weather is fabulous, especially considering one of my most favorite holidays is this weekend! Yes, St. Patrick's Day is just three days away and I can't wait to celebrate!

I've been seeing someone for close to two months now and last night was the perfect night to walk to our destination. He came over around 6:30 and we walked to Loring Kitchen and Bar. They sat us inside, but they have large floor to ceiling windows that open so we were able to still enjoy some of the Spring air until it chilled down too much. After dinner we wern't sure what to do so we walked over to Nick and Eddie's for a drink. It was an interesting experience since they didn't have any beer on tap, and hardly had the fixings to make a vodka soda with lime. After our drinks at Nick and Eddie's we wandered next door to Cafe Lurcat for another drink. I love going there! We walked back and it was still so nice out! I can't wait until this weather sticks around for good and we can sit outside on the rooftops and patios!