Hello my friends! I had a fun weekend – my friend Jessica (who you guys will recognize as one of my bridesmaids from our wedding!) was in town visiting for our mutual friend Heidi’s wedding. It was so great to see her!
Jess arrived on Friday and we had a low key dinner at our apartment with Matt before heading out to meet the bride and groom for some drinks. We decided it was taco night!
We used ground chicken, just for fun, and sautéed it in Mexican seasonings and a little water until fully cooked. We topped the meat with guacamole, black bean and corn salsa, chopped green pepper and tomato, cheese, and fresh chopped cilantro. Delish!
The best thing about taco night is that it makes great leftovers. The next day for lunch, after I introduced Jess to Edge Yoga (Mark’s Saturday morning class is a major butt kicker), we all enjoyed taco salads!
I just threw all the leftovers from the night before (ground chicken, salsa, guacamole, peppers and tomato, cilantro) onto salad greens, added in some random string beans and mushrooms we had lying around, topped it with a squeeze of lime juice and salt and pepper, and voila!
There were randomly carrots in the salsa, in case you’re wondering why there’s a carrot hiding out in there.
On Saturday night was the wedding!
I wore a really comfy orange lace and cotton dress that I picked up for like $30 at the beach last summer. The shoes and purse are old favorites! I had totally forgotten about the purse – glad to have rediscovered it in the back of my closet! Although I realized a little too late that lace + sequins = not the best combination. I kept getting my purse stuck to my dress!
It was a beautiful ceremony and a fun wedding! The bride, Heidi, and I used to work together way back when I was first starting out in DC and working in communications, and she was part of my big crew of girlfriends that I used to go out with all the time back in our early/mid twenties. I’m so happy for her and Jason, who is awesome! We didn’t snag him for a pic, but we did get one with the beautiful bride.
Congratulations, Heidi & Jason! Hope you’re having a blast in Hawaii.
This is really random, but I wanted to close by sharing a genius idea that Jessica gave us over the weekend. On Friday, I wrote about our adventures in apartment gardening. When Jess arrived, I was saying how our tomato plant was starting to fall sideways (tomato plants usually need something to support them because their branches get really heavy, especially when the tomatoes come in), and how I needed something to prop it up but hadn’t gotten around to buying anything yet. She said you can just use something simple like a stick and a twisty tie, and we came up with a great idea – using a couple sets of cheap takeout chopsticks Matt and I had lying around and twisty ties to prop up the tomatoes!
Genius, right? We used 3 for the tomato plant and then gave our pepper plant one too, just in case. Now they are all nice and propped up!
I’ll be back tomorrow to share a full recap of the other fun thing I did this weekend – ran the Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run 5k yesterday with Jessica, Matt, and my high school friend Lara! Stay tuned for lots of fun muddy pictures.
Have a great day!