Hi guys! Popping in for a few more of our holiday adventures up in Pittsburgh area with Matt’s family.
One of the big highlights: Matt’s mom made her famous lasagna! It’s SO GOOD – I think the secret is a slow cooked sauce that starts from whole tomatoes – and there’s also some ground sausage in the sauce. Delicious. They also made a gluten free variation (with rice noodles, which tasted the same) for Matt, which was appreciated! (Here’s why he’s gluten free for now in case you missed it.)
Lasagna is one of my favorite foods. The meatier and tomato-ier the better.
With a side salad to get in some of that veggie volume. :)
The rest of that night was spent watching a movie with the gang – such a cozy night! We watched “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” – I really enjoyed it!
Matt and I went to bed at 11 p.m. and managed to sleep until 10 a.m. (I know, those of you who have kids are reading that and hating me right now) which was glorious. We woke up with lots of energy for a run – and sunshine awaiting us, too! Perfect.
I love running around Sewickley with Matt – he always takes me by spots that have fun childhood memories for him and tells me the stories around them. We had the best run – we both felt good and the weather was perfect – cold but sunny!
We covered some good distance too – just shy of 5 miles.
Post-run we walked around with some lattes (I’m obsessed with post-run lattes, I know) and then headed back to the house for leftover lasagna and salad for lunch. Yum!
Matt’s parents had a big open house holiday party that evening which was fun – I didn’t get any pictures but there were a ton of delicious appetizers and I enjoyed some Prosecco. :)
Wednesday morning, my sister-in-law Morgana and I got up early to hit up a yoga class before everyone had to leave town. Our new favorite, Salt Power Yoga (hot vinyasa classes) only had a 6 a.m. (too early) and a noon (too late), so we tried a new to us spot called Yoga in Sewickley. They had a 7:30 a.m. – that’s more like it!
The studio was small and cozy and the instructor was really friendly and welcoming. We both enjoyed the class, which was a restorative, calming flow with some great twists and unique stretches. Total opposite of the hot power yoga studio we went to earlier in the visit but equally awesome – I like variety with my yoga classes! :) It felt so good to get some nice stretching in before sitting in a car for most of the day, too.
Post-yoga breakfast with the family before hitting the road:
I will leave you with two super random things. First, has anyone tried kiwano, or horned melon, before? Matt’s dad bought one just for fun and we tried it this week. Neither of us had ever heard of it before!
It was kind of weird – slimy and a bit like a kiwi but with less flavor. Oh well – worth a shot. :)
And the second random thing I’d like to share with you is my amazing new fox sock slippers that Matt got me for Christmas. How cute are they?! They make me smile. :)
Have a fabulous day guys!