Hello blog friends! I’m in a surprisingly good mood for being a tad sleep-deprived on a Monday. I was a bit MIA this weekend due to a weekend trip to Boston. I reunited with my college roomies for two fun days – I drank a little too much and didn’t sleep enough, but I did have a very excellent decent run on Sunday morning and a LOT of fun. Those are the important things, yes?
Before I left the city, I squeezed in a 4-ish mile run. It was supposed to be a long run, but you know…
A few hours later…I arrived in beantown!
We had plenty of adult beverages! Including lots of fancy beers – gone are the days of “Natty Ice”. Thank goodness. However, I was most impressed with the pitcher of homemade horchata (a milky drink usually made of ground nuts, seeds, and spices)
Instead of a “sit-down dinner”, I ended up eating a lot of snacks (and cake!). It happens. There was homemade guacamole. Ole!
Mini pretzels sandwiches with a melted rolo in the middle. How cool, easy, yummy is that?? I want to try it with a mini pb cup next.
Someone brought homemade hot pepper jelly and served it over cream cheese. Holy, moly, this was good. I would have never tried this at home, but now I am intent on recreating it!
Someone loves Smitten Kitchen as much as I do – margarita cookies! These were a little sweet, a little salty, and the perfect accompaniment to party drinks!
Homemade soft pretzels. Soft, sweet, dough-y, salty. ‘Nuff said.
A strawberry-milk chocolate-jack daniels pie in a pecan crust. Amazingly delicious.
And the piece de resistance: Red velvet cake. Cream cheese icing. Friends. Beer. I couldn’t ask for a better Saturday night.
If you look closely, you can see the chocolate whiskey and beer cupcake in my hand. I failed to take a photo, but I can assure you they were wonderful.
It was a fun night.
The next morning…well, that wasn’t quite as much fun. I chugged some water, ate a fig newton, and then Hannah and I hit the roads for a decently long run – 9 miles!
We rewarded ourselves with Starbucks iced coffee 🙂
Some post-run stretching occured. With a towel on my head. An apple was eaten at some point.
And then we ate a very yummy brunch at a greasy spoon in nearby Somerville – The Broken Yolk.
I ordered a Greek omelet (spinach, tomatoes, oregano, and feta) with homefries and whole wheat toast.
Shortly after, I was back on the bus to NYC….Why do fun weekends pass by so quickly??
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