Hey friends! Matt and I kicked off our weekend on Friday our usual fave way – with nachos + happy hour at Screwtop in Clarendon.
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Riese was a bittttt of a hot mess so we didn’t have a long, leisurely happy hour, but it was still a lot of fun. 🙂 I love our Friday tradition!
We spent the rest of the night on the couch watching the new season of Stranger Things – who else is into that show? Sooo good!
On Saturday, we took a morning walk with the dog and then I threw together a mediterranean quinoa salad (basically my Mediterranean Bulgur Salad but with quinoa instead) and brought it with us as we headed out to see our friends Kathleen and Zach!
They have a 6 week old and we were excited to finally make it over to meet her – and Riese had the BEST time playing with Van, their almost 3 year old!
I figured a light and healthy lunch would be welcomed because I remember us doing a lot of takeout and heavier casseroles when Riese was born, and I was right – it was a hit, and there was enough to leave them with some leftovers for the week, too!
We got back in time for Riese to take a super long nap – I guess playing with the big kid wore her out! – and then in the late afternoon we headed to our pool to meet our friends Jackie and Aaron. They have a 1 year old so we kicked it at the baby pool and enjoyed some adult beverages and got dinner from the snack bar. Their blackened salmon BLT wrap is legit!
We always have a blast with Jackie and Aaron – good to see them as it had been awhile!
As for Sunday morning, I was up and out early to meet my friend Sokphal for a run!
It was hottttttttttt even at 7:30 a.m., but it felt good to get some movement in and thankfully Sokphal was cool with some walking breaks. 😉
I’m loving summer adventures, but can’t wait for cooler weather for running!
3.36 miles – apologies to my readers who appreciate round number mileage stats. 😉
When I got home, Matt and I threw a fruit plate together and then headed over to my running buddy Diane’s place – she was hosting a group of us for brunch. Fun!
The fruit plate was a hit – as was the appetizer pizza they put out! I was rungry!
Diane and her husband Drew have 2 girls – I think about 5 and 7 years old – and they were super cute with Riese. Shortly after we arrived they all disappeared upstairs; when Matt and I went up to see what was going on they had Riese in their bathroom on a stepstool and were washing her hands for her. She was obsessed with them! Too cute.
Riese loved their piano, too. 🙂 We want to get one for our new house – Matt likes playing and I hope Riese will, too!
Yummy brunch post-playtime:
When we got home, we got Riese down for her nap and I ran out to do some errands while Matt did some packing and things around the house.
Post-nap, we headed to the pool again, this time to meet our friends Heather and Mike and their little one who is Riese’s age! It was quite the social weekend. 🙂
We decided to wait and have dinner at home this time, so we stuck with watermelon + drinks at the pool, and then after getting Riese cleaned up and to bed Matt fired up the grill for us.
We made one of our usual faves – grilled chicken, baked beans, and veggies (this is a belated photo once one of the chicken breasts and one of the veggie packs was already taken off).
The little foil pack is the veggies – I sliced up some zucchini and Matt packed them in foil packets with a little butter and minced garlic, then tossed them on the grill. Fun way to cook them and super low maintenance, too! He said he learned that tip on some of his camping trips.
Plus baked beans – just canned ones that were heated up on the grill in a cast iron skillet. Delicious and simple summery meal!
We have lots of baked beans leftover so I’m looking forward to channeling the British this week and eating them on toast for breakfast. 🙂
I hope you guys had a great weekend, too!
Anyone else grill out? What did you make? (Psst: if you want some ideas, check out my Healthy Grilling Dinner Recipe ideas blog post!)