Friday night started out with a bang! the BF and I decided to try a new place in my town that is supposed to be really good food and great atmosphere! The Biltmore Cafe. This has a typical 'pub' menu ranging from juicy burgers to ribs to fresh pasta and humungo dinner salads. Well, I guess some others felt this was a great NEW restaurant as well because it was a 45 minute wait!...This actually turned out OK with us because we wanted a drink first anyways. My mom acutally knows the owner of this restaurant, because she supplies their coffee, so you wouldn't believe we got a free drink! SCORE! I love being the daughter of the 'coffee lady'
Glass of delicious, light, crisp Pinot Grigio-Oh and my large glass of h20
We finally got seated and the BF was quite cranky because he was mucho hungry to begin with, but no worries I calmed him down. the decor of the restaurant was awesome.
Lots of vintage art, old gas station signs, wooden pictures. I really liked it! He was so nice to pose for the camera with his gal in that picture :)
I had to snap this shot of an old man playing one of the vintage video games "Hunter" it was hilarious and for some reason I NEEDED a picture!!
Dinner was served and I decided on the Bourbon marinated Turkey Tips. I chose two sides to accompany the meal. I went with hericot verts(green beans) steamed, not coated in butter because this is how they usually serve them AND cucumber salad. I have gotten cucumber salad at another restaurant before and it was SO good so I though this was bring back great memories of that side dish..well I was wrong
Bourbon turkey tips w/ hericot verts and cuke salad...does the cuke salad look funny to you? well it tasted quite funny to me. It tasted like it had been sitting out for a while. There was a wierd spicy flavor in there that i was not at all expecting, so I somewhat stayed away from that side. The beans were delish! nice and crispy, I added some fresh pepper and a side of dijon mustard to dip! The turkey tips were great too! what a marinade. It was sweet and spicy and perfectly cooked...well done Biltmore Cafe
I didnt get a change to snap a shot of the BF's din, it was a turkey burger with fries and pickles BUT i did get to snap a shot of Franks Hot sauce that he used to dip! YUMMMYYY
Saturday Morning started out with a BANGIN' good bowl of oats and side of almond butter!! (almost out of my Blue Diamond crunchy deliciousness!!)
in the oats mix
- 1/2 C oats
- handful frozen blueberries, 3 frozen strawberries added at the end
- lots of cinnamon
- 1/2 C almond breeze
- 1/2 nanner
- packet of Truvia added at the end
- chia seeds
I also ran out of my SILK coffee creamer and at Trader Joes last week I saw this guy!
Trader Joes Soy Milk Creamer
It was delicious! I am not lactose intolerant whatsoever BUT I think that soy creamer in coffee makes it so much more creamy and rich! This was great! I will be getting it again fa sho (superbad anyone??)
I hit the gym shortly after some blog checking and coffee sipping, it was an great workout! I tend to go a little lighter on the weekends, especially since I did full body workout yesterday.
- Today I ran 20 minutes (HIIT for 10) and jogging for the other 10 alternating 7.0 and 7.5 every minute then sprinting the last minute
- Then I did 15 minutes on the step mill (the BIG steps, not the stairmaster) and some ab exercises using the bosu ball. wonderous workout. it ended with lots of stretching!
I came home and made a eggwhite/protein powder omelet! Yes I mixed
- 3 eggwhites and
- 1/2 scoop cinnamon protein powder
- and cook it like a pancake with
- 1/2 banana slices on top!
TRY IT BEFORE YOU JUDGE :) and i apologize my camera was out of charge AHHH!!!
Ok snack time and I KNEW I had to try my new Kashi Honey Almond Flax Go Lean Crunch sample I got in the mail the other day!
This was amazing!!! The chunks (best part!) were huge and crunchy, slices of slivered almonds sprinkled in the mix and light Kashi Puffs just put the icing on the cake! Honestly I am so happy they gave me a $2 coupon because a box will be purchased ASAP!
My snack Creation
half cottage cheese half greek yogurt
1 tbsp PB2
WOWWWWWW....so sad the bowl is gone
And I couldn't forget about this delicious Fuji Apple sprinkled with cinnamon!!
Time to shower and get ready to go out on the town