I can’t believe we are at Sunday night again! This weekend seemed to go by so quickly and while I’m a little bummed to get the week started, I’m feeling pretty okay since I took Tuesday off to celebrate my mom’s birthday! I am taking her around the city and then out to dinner.
I must admit, this weekend didn’t include much working out. My neck and shoulders are absolutely killing me. I’m not so sure why, considering I haven’t worked on my arms or lifted any weights in about a week — but I am a little concerned. I have been keeping heating pads on my shoulders and taking advil and am hoping the chiropractor can help me tomorrow. The only workout I did took place on Saturday morning and it included walking on the treadmill for 35 minutes and working on my legs but that was all I could do.
But onto the fun stuff! On Friday night my friend Kristin hosted the nicest dinner party for a bunch of our girlfriends. I have known all of the girls in the below picture since at least high school — some since grade school. How lucky is that?
Kristin made us her home made lasagna – which was amazing – and she also threw together her ‘signature salad’ which included avocado, walnuts, and strawberries. They complemented each other perfectly. The wine, food, and conversation made the night really memorable for me. It’s times like these I feel really lucky to have the people in my life that I do and recognize why I invest so much in my relationships with my friends.
Once I finally got out of bed around 11:30 AM on Saturday, I hung around the apartment before completing the above workout at the gym. Prior to going to the gym I made myself a green juice and drank it alongside a granola bar but I was starving after my workout so I decided to take myself out to lunch! I’ve been wanting to try the Hummus Kitchen for so long and this was the perfect opportunity.
I sat down near a window and just enjoyed people watching and sort of being grateful for being able to live in New York City and do things like this on the weekend. I also enjoyed the free olives that my waiter placed on the table! Not sure about you, but I absolutely love olives.
I wanted to keep lunch light but filling at the same time so I ordered some hummus with pita and their special soup — butternut squash with carrot and coconut milk.
All I can really say is that I am so glad I finally decided to go to Hummus Kitchen. Both the soup and hummus were fantastic, fresh, and flavorful (three f’s in a row, not bad). I loved that I could taste the coconut in the soup and how the hummus was topped with chick pea’s and some amazing green sauce-which I have no idea what it was!
On Sunday I went to another amazing restaurant, called Isabella’s, for brunch with my mom, dad, and room mate Brittany. I ordered grapefruit juice to drink throughout my meal and have actually been making it at home in my blender–love it! A bread basket was also brought to the table which included a loaf of raisin bread, a pumpkin bread, and a light but tasty strawberry butter. I had one piece of the bread because I really wanted to try the strawberry butter.
For brunch, my mom, Britt, and I each ordered the Egg White Omelette which included mushrooms, tomatoes, and low fat muenster cheese. A slice of cantaloupe and hash browns were served on the side.
I was really happy with my choice! The omelette was flavorful and the hash browns were perfectly crispy. I finished a little over half of the omelette and maybe half of the hash brows. I also tried a bite of my dad’s waffle and it was sooooooo good. I may have to get it next time just because it was so unbelievable. It was a lot of food! I have been full all day up until just now (7:00 PM). Now I’m off to watching some fantastic reality television and staying on my cozy couch for the night. Have a great evening, guys!
Question of the Night: When’s the last time you went to brunch? What do you usually order? I’m always one for an omelette!