Monday, November 25, 2013

(late) weekend recap

I was at a wedding last night (on a Sunday. Weird, right?) so I didn't feel like blogging at my regularly scheduled time so here I am, late. But I think we are all in vacation and short week mode so everyone will probably be looking for an excuse to not do real work today so surely you will see this. Right?

Anyway, the weekend. Saturday was busy. I wanted to unplug and I accidentally left my phone at home for four hours and I felt so out of touch. Andrew wanted to scratch another restaurant off of the Top 100 List, so we went to La Guadulapana for breakfast. It's in a tiny strip center with a convenience store and a washateria. I hate eggs for the most part but figured when in Rome, so I got the Omelet Especial because it had veggies, meat, cheese, and was covered in ranchero sauce. It was actually really good and didn't taste egg-y at all. The beans were my favorite part, though, and I wish there had been more of them! Andrew got a seafood soup that smelled terrible (but only to me) and some tamales. He loved the soup, called the tamales dry. The food was pretty good but the service was awful. It took repeated requests to get water refilled and forever to get our food. If you have the opportunity to go on a weekday, I bet that would be a better experience!

We continued with being "in town" by going to Blacksmith for coffee and then to Revival Market. Revival Market is a market/store that sells and serves nearly all local produce and food items. I basically wanted one of everything. This restaurant here, Hugo's serves the best hot chocolate and Revival Market sells tablets to make your own at home but they were out of them. It was a sad day. But we got some Bourbon Cajeta (goat milk caramel) and it is delicious. The rest of the day was filled with other errands, like a Trader Joe's run, buying a wedding gift, and finally getting new boots because the heel was coming off of mine. I know I rarely need boots in Texas, so it was far easier to justify a new pair when mine were broken.

Simple food and simple presentation. That bowl of soup was huge, though. | Bourbon cajeta (and it's local), yum!

Oh, and I also decorated the house for Christmas. But I am sure that will get a post of its own, eventually. My cousin's wedding was last night and there was an open bar. If you follow me on twitter, then you already know that I was traumatized by my mom and aunts on the dance floor. And that Walter White Heisenberg's lookalike was there and I almost peed my pants watching him dance. I mean, he is the one who knocks and all.

Almond croissants from Trader Joe's that we had with pumpkin butter - YUM! and so easy | See, doesn't he kind of look like Walter White?

I'm loving that I am already a few hours into my two-day workweek. Now, to go try and get some work done!

Linking up with Sami and Leeann!

17 comments:

  1. Ooh that sounds like a fun Saturday in town! and you mentioned two more places I need to put on my list to try! (I'm using your blog as a "beginners guide to houston")

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  2. OMG almond croissants? Oh holy moly. I might need to make a stop at Trader Joes while we're in Raleigh today. I about died at your comments about your mom and Aunts last night! Too funny! I hope your short week is an easy week!

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  3. I've gotta stop by Trader Joes to look for those! YUMMM!

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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  4. Well hell. Trader Joe's was on my maybe list for the week. It might be upgraded.

    I almost left my phone home Saturday and panicked. Which is ridiculous.

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  5. The Bourbon Cajeta sounds interesting but good. Walter White say hey! :) Those Almond Croissants look totally worth a trip to Trader Joe's.

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  6. Watching people dance is sooo funny. Hmm I wonder if people say that about me?!
    I do think Sunday wedding are kinda strange. Unless they are in another country. Then you're just on vacation!
    I want ALL the food, especially the omelette. MMM
    I am jealous of your two day work week...even though my days are short...this whole week I'd rather be off the whole week! :) Spoiled brat right hur.

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  7. for serious, trader joes needs to get their shit together and COME TO CANADA ALREADY!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  8. i left my phone at home on accident today and keep checking for it! i think i can for sure say i am addicted :)

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  9. Love exploring my own city like this ! Also, sup Walt?

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  10. All of you people and your mention of Trader Joe's. It just isn't fair. Of course, you didn't disappoint on food pictures and mentioning's. Mmmm. I am not a huge egg fan either, so that omelet sounds good!

    Yay for Christmas décor!!!

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  11. I didn't have my phone for hours on Friday because I got a new one and had to leave it at home plugged into my computer to get all my music put on it and I felt naked, it's totally ridiculous how attached to it I've become! Also, yay for local markets! I will actually be less than a block from an excellent one at my new job and I am so excited about the yummy fresh food I will be able to eat on Tuesdays and Thursdays (the only weekdays it's open).

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  12. Open bars are a balst! Unless your family is there, haha. I feel ya ;)

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  13. I was so hoping for a picture of your wedding attire! Oh well, the story of your mom and aunt dancing almost makes up for it. Almost.

    So I checked out your Twitter to see what it was all about and I don't know if I'm ready to be that plugged in. I have a hard enough time keeping up reading the handful of blogs I "subscribe" to. Maybe someday I'll take that leap!

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  14. I love local products!! The Farmers Market here is only open on week days during the summer so I never get to go.

    We also don't have a Trader Joes here, it really blows.

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  15. We almost went to Blacksmith on Saturday! But went to Antidote instead. How funny if we would have saw you!

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  16. What a fun Saturday.

    I can't wait to see your DECOR!!! Woohoo!

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  17. Holllllllld up. You didn't have coffee at La Guadalpana?! Girl, they have the BEST coffee! You need to go back stat!

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