weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

Hey there, Monday. Wish I could say I was excited to see you, but I’m not. And if we are being honest, unless you are a holiday, I probably never will be. But you’re here so let’s make the best of it, ok? This weekend we didn’t really have anything planned, and sometimes that is the best.

Laura and I kicked off the weekend with lunch at Shiki. I never say no to Thai food, and they surprisingly have one of the best sangria’s in town! Because Friday.

Friday night, Chris had to work a little so I settled in with some Young and Hungry and made us the pumpkin cheese ravioli’s from Trader Joe’s. They were delicious!!! I am going to go this week and stock up before it is out of season. I made a browned butter sauce with parmesan cheese to go over it, and it was so perfect.

Zoe played in her bouncer for a few minutes, which is rare because she hates to be contained these days. She does this thing where she sticks our her tongue when she is thinking or exerting physical energy. A little girl in her class does it and I guess she picked it up from her, funny how that happens.

Saturday we headed over to Bargain Hunt to do some browsing, and had an early lunch at Avondale CommonHouse. I ordered the Southern BLT and it was delicious!!!

We then headed over to Chris’s parents house to watch the game with them, and Zoe spent some time with one of her cousins. Tennessee is one of my least favorite teams in the SEC and it is because of things like this….

What a classless bunch. It’s pretty funny, since they were down three touchdowns and really had no chance of winning the game. That evening, we had some gorgonzola gnocchi and watched some more football.

Sunday morning, I met my sister over at Target to get our grocery shopping down. I picked up some chicken tenders, mashed sweet potatoes and mac n cheese at Publix and we settled in for some lunch and TV.

Zoe enjoyed hers too! After lunch, Zoe and I laid down and watched Pocahontas and took a nap together. I think that was my first nap since she was born. It was fabulous!

That evening for dinner, I made Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and we caught up on Chicago Fire.

And just like that, the weekend was over. I hope you all had a fabulous one. Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston October 23, 2017 at 10:01 am

    As per usual I am drooling over ALL of the food in this post!! YUM – especially that spicy chicken rigatoni! Way to take a nap girl – sounds like you need to enjoy those a bit more often! Have a great start to the week! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer October 23, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Gosh all of this food looks delicious! And now I’m starving. Love her little tongue! How funny that she is doing that now. We play Tennessee this weekend… can’t wait. πŸ™

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky October 23, 2017 at 10:16 am

    K loved that bouncy thing as well. I think there’s a spinny thing at the front and K would be mesmerized by it; she’s sit and spin that thing for hours it was awesome LOL

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine October 23, 2017 at 10:35 am

    We caught up on Chicago Fire last night too. The lack of respect of so many athletes these days makes me so sad! Zoe looks so determined with that tongue…LOVE IT! Happy Monday friend!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders October 23, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Really though, some of the best weekends are the weekends that you don’t have any plans and can just have fun! I swear I say it all the time, but you always eat the best food! That pumpkin ravioli from TJ looks so delicious and my inner basic-ness is coming out in full force. I might have to see if Chris will pick some up for us to try out. And you and I have the exact same thought on the Tennessee player! I know that they’re just kids, but when you’re playing at that level, you shouldn’t be doing those sorts of childish things anymore.

  • Reply Meg Taylor October 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Seriously, I should not have read this before lunch. All of this food looks soooo good! I need to pick up some of those TJ’s ravioli and funny story, I just discovered how amazing Thai food is. For some reason, it always scared me, but it’s AMAZING!!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  • Reply Laura October 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Her little tongue! hehe!! I didn’t even see that pumpkin ravioli when we went to TJs, but they were out of the pumpkin rolls, too, so maybe they were just out. Sounds like a nice weekend — glad you got to snooze with your lady. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sierra October 23, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    I love your honesty because I feel the same way. If it’s not a long weekend Monday and I are just not cool. Ok, I am drooling over here! Holy yumminess! I am headed to Trader Joe’s tomorrow so now those raviolis are on my list. Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As October 23, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    That BLT looks amazing! What was on it?? I love Zoe’s faces. She’s too cute.

  • Reply Kaitlyn October 23, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Oh Tennessee haha…keeping it real classy. Young & Hungry is a good show! Emily Osment is so cute and funny. Those sangrias looked delish! Happy Monday.

  • Reply Kay October 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    The weekend goes by so fast! Zoe’s little concentrating tongue – I die!! Also, I totally do a weird thing with my tongue when I concentrate too.

  • Reply Jen Tucker October 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Good gracious, all of your food looks amazing! Giving me some good dinner ideas over here. πŸ˜‰ Have a nice start to the week!

  • Reply SMD October 23, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I stick out my tongue in those same situations and have since I was little!

  • Reply Brandy October 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Your post made my mouth water! That pasta looks absolutely delicious. It’s definitely one of my favorite foods.

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis October 23, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    I’m never a fan of Mondays either, no matter how relaxing the weekend was! Looks like yours was filled with tons of good food and the sangria looks delicious! Thai food is my favorite and just had it for lunch today. Cap it off with all the Zoe smiles and play time, makes for an awesome weekend! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen October 23, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Such yummy food pics! I love her with her little tongue out, too sweet! I need to get some ravioli before they sell out!

  • Reply Jenna October 23, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Those sangrias are killing me. I need one.

  • Reply StephTheBookworm October 24, 2017 at 8:57 am

    How funny that she learned to stick her tongue out while thinking – lol!
    Okay, so for the Gorgonzola… how do you make it? Or is it a jar sauce? That looks awesome!
    Also, how do you make the spicy chicken rigs?! Both look amazing!

  • Reply Audrey October 24, 2017 at 9:47 am

    What a relaxing weekend! All these food pictures are just cruel. Everything looks SO good!!
    Yay for enjoying a nap! I rarely nap but NASCAR usually let me drift in and out on a lazy Sunday afternoon πŸ™‚

  • Reply Danielle October 24, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Oh that spicy chicken rigatoni looks heavenly. What a great and easy weekend.

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue October 24, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Looks like a delicious weekend – I want to eat all those things!

  • Reply Laura October 25, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Oh my goodness all of this food looks amazing! That pumpkin cheese ravioli is so good!!

  • Reply Carly October 25, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    I just had lunch, but I’m hungry all over again now! The thai food you got looks delicious, and gnocchi is one of my favorite things ever. Zoe with her tongue sticking out is too funny- she really does look like she’s concentrating- so cute!

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