weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

The first weekend of April is here and gone and the south enjoyed the upper 60’s and lots of sunshine. I never complain about that! We had a nice balance of getting shit done and doing nothing at all. That’s the perfect weekend.

Friday, Laura and I hit up The Wooden Goat in Avondale. We have been wanting to try them since they opened, but up until this Wednesday they weren’t open for lunch. When Laura saw the announcement on Instagram that they were now doing lunch, we knew where we were headed Friday! Our food was amazing and I can’t wait to go back. I had a hard time deciding between the Korean BBQ Beef and the Indonesian Fried Noodles. I got the beef this time.





Friday night, Chris and I settled in to catch up on some of our shows and I made a quick gnocchi with red sauce.


Saturday morning I stayed inside and cleaned, and Chris went outside to cut the grass. Obviously cutting the grass is a thing again, since this was our second time in two weeks. I also squeezed in a little time with Wooly Yoshi on the Wii U, then we headed downtown to grab a late lunch. Chris hadn’t been to Skycastle yet, so we went there. They have the best happy hour every day!!! From 3-6 you my favorite appetizer and meal, the fried pimento cheese balls with andoulsa sauasge and burger, are super cheap. You can also get any draft beer under 8% ABV for $3!



They house made pickles are worthy of mentioning as well. Nothing I love more than house made bread and butter pickles! I have got to learn how to make them myself some day.

After that, we headed over to World of Beer to catch up with our favorite bartender who we haven’t seen in months.

Sunday was meal planning, grocery shopping and food prep. I made a Vegetarian Quinoa Enchilada Casserole to take for lunches this week.


A Paleo Pumpkin Coffee Cake using almond flour, coconut flour and coconut sugar for breakfast. (AMAZING!!!!!)


And some sweet potato gnocchi with a butter sage sauce for dinner.


Gnocchi twice in one weekend, a new record!

The rest of the day was spent watching tv, cleaning up some of the guest room, finishing a book, and taking an hour nap in the afternoon.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston April 4, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Stop you’re making my mouth water!! Those fried pimento cheese balls sound amazing – and I wish I was eating them right now! Glad you had a good combo weekend of getting stuff done and relaxing! Happy Monday! BlovedBoston

  • Reply Laura April 4, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I really want to make a return trip to Wooden Goat and Skycastle!! So much to try at both places!! And all that gnocchi looks so good – I wish B liked it so we could eat it at my house! Good job starting on cleaning out the guest room!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer April 4, 2016 at 9:49 am

    All of the food looks amazing! So I am going to try that quinoa recipe for lunch next week… I am so burned out on chicken! I could eat gnocchi every day, I swear. It’s so good! Happy Monday!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo April 4, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Oh my word – that vegetarian enchilada casserole!! I’m pinning this & going to make it this week!
    You always have the best food around you 🙂

  • Reply Cara April 4, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Ahh give me all the delicious food! This is making me hungry-haha 🙂

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista April 4, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Ok I’m officially hungry – when’s lunch? You always hit up the best spots on the weekends <3

  • Reply B @ Sequin Notebook April 4, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I love a good happy hour deal! All of the food you cooked yesterday looks so amazing, I could definitely go for some of that gnocchi!

  • Reply Katie April 4, 2016 at 11:04 am

    hmmmm fried pimento!!!!! I’m starving!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine April 4, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I swear, you have the best food pictures and always find the awesome fines! Love love love it. Tomorrow I’m featuring your turkey burger soup recipe that I got off your blog a few weeks ago. So glad you had a lovely and relaxing weekend, man your weather sounded amazing I would so take it right about now as I’m watching the flurries outside my office window. Happy Monday!

  • Reply mandie April 4, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Fried potato balls…yea, I want that. Sounds amazing.

    I am so jealous that you have that nice weather down there, my boy had to shovel on Saturday while yours was mowing the lawn. :\

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots April 4, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I’m so hungry and all this food looks delicious! That’s it, I’m moving near you!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders April 4, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    It sounds like y’all definitely had a good balance of getting stuff done and relaxing. Hooray for a restaurant you love finally being open during lunch! That’s always the best! And gnocchi twice in one week! I want to come over to your house for dinner!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says April 4, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I think The Wooden Goat is my favorite name for a restaurant ever.

  • Reply Erin LFF April 4, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    You always have the BEST food/pictures of food haha. Makes me hungry every time! 🙂

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph April 4, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Fried pimento cheese balls…come to mama.

  • Reply kristen April 4, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    omg all this food looks really gross and unappetising and is not making me hungry AT ALL. jk.
    the quinoa enchilada casserole looks like something i make pretty often, quinoa, sauce, beans, veggies, sold. delicious! and so much gnocchi. yum.

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth April 4, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    You always have the best food weekend recaps! I am pretty much obsessed with gnocchi.

  • Reply Tania // Run to Radiance April 4, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Mmmm all that food looks fantastic! I’m so glad you had a great weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! April 4, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    How is Wooly Yoshi?? That game looks SO adorable!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis April 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    The food and blood orange drink from Wooden Goat look amazing! Did you get the sweet potato gnocchi from Trader Joe’s or made it yourself?

  • Reply Tricia Coniglio April 4, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    This post seriously made me hungry! That coffee cake looks amazing!!!! I am pretty sure I would rather be hanging out at your house.

  • Reply Jess April 4, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Pimento cheese balls? Omg. All that food is making me so hungry.

  • Reply texerinsydney April 4, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    I freaking love gnocchi…which isn’t surprising because I love all things potato!

  • Reply Julie April 5, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Yes, I’ll have all of that that you’ve had.. That looks SO good! And you can never go wrong with gnocchi!! Ok, need to go find some now..!

  • Reply Kelli April 5, 2016 at 11:11 am

    My grass needs but and it’s annoying, my least favorite things are long grass and cutting grass. I’m sure you see my problem here. Haha

  • Reply Mistle April 5, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Looks like you had a great weekend! All of that food looks amazing!! I am hungry now. Now that it is warmer here in TX the grass has to be cut more often.

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family April 5, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Sounds like a great (and yummy) weekend!

  • Reply Jasmine@makingrestorations April 6, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Love all the food porn! Also I’m impressed with you guys getting all the housework done. I swear I hide from it on the weekend.

  • Reply Dani April 6, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I seriously need to stop reading your posts before lunchtime- they always make me even more hungry! Looks like a great foodie weekend! Nice job with all the food prep!

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