Bryce planned a special dinner at home for us on Friday. I don’t know why, I guess he’s just romantical like that. It was so nice and very delicious — he made homemade pizza (dough from scratch!) with swiss chard, caramelized onions, and ricotta. And we drank wine called Fat Bastard which made us giggle. I felt quite spoiled. Admittedly, I was a bit of a brat about it because I was hangry and pizza dough takes a long time to make and rise and rise again and again so on and so forth. I ate some bagel chips…that helped.

Saturday was my mom’s birthday and I know she’s my mother because she wanted to get brunch and go shopping at Whole Foods. Awesome! We shared monkey bread at Cafe Centraal, drank mimosas (bier mosa for me), and enjoyed green torpedo omelets. Bryce ate a black bean burger. Good times were had by all before we braved a Saturday afternoon at Whole Foods. Whew it was busy!

That night we went out for dinner (at Honeypie) and drinks (at Blackbird Bar) with our good friends and had so much fun we woke up with (slight) hangovers. You’re probably reading this, Rebecca, so I’ll say we really had a blast. I missed you guys!

I signed up for a couple of exciting things I want to share! Indulgence Chocolatiers has a group of new pairing classes coming up — we’ll be attending a wine & chocolate pairing class to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I’m really excited about it and they have several other great sounding classes that you should probably check out right here. I also signed up for Blue Apron. Our 1st delivery for 3 meals arrives on 2/4 and I can’t wait to try it out and tell you what I think. Looks like we’ll be receiving the ingredients and recipes for Shiro Miso Soba Noodles with Poached Eggs, Yu Choy & Turnips, Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Einkorn & Crispy Sage, and Butternut Squash & Kale Minestrone with Horseradish Gremolata & Parmesan Toast. Whoa! Doesn’t that sound amazing?

And finally, I think you should know, Beatrix received a lot of snuggles this weekend. You’re totally shocked, right?

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