Happy Thursday! How has your week been so far? Mine has been very social between dinner with coworkers on Tuesday and dinner with my friend Sarah last night. Have a great day 🙂
I did not want to get out of bed yesterday morning. Staying snuggled under the covers seemed like a much better idea. Alas work was calling so I got up and ready. Luckily I didn’t have to wash my hair so even though I stayed in bed for a while I wasn’t going to be late. Alex scrambled some eggs while I cut us some pumpkin bread. Alex may have said he liked his mom’s better and I may have asked to break up 😉 I take my cooking and baking very seriously and consider him my toughest critic.
At work, a bunch of coworkers were going out to lunch. Sometimes people go together, sometimes they don’t. Since I was asked to go and it was the first time, I figured I should go so that I get invited in the future. I put my lunch from home in the fridge before we left. We went to a Jamaican restaurant called Morgan’s Island Grill. I hadn’t had Jamaican food until yesterday and it was SO good! I got the BBQ jerk chicken with fries combo and it was delicious. I went with the fries combo because baby steps into new cuisine is the best way to do it for me.
After work, I stopped at Target to kill a little bit of time before meeting my friend Sarah for dinner. I looked at the clothes but nothing really jumped out at me which is probably a good thing so I could save a few bucks lol. It was a success in that I got some Christmas wrapping paper and gift tags! I figured I might as well get it while the selection is nice and big. Sarah texted me that she was out of work so I paid for my stuff and started to drive to dinner.
Sarah is one of my best friends and was one of my roommates during our senior year at Rutgers. We wanted to get together for dinner to catch up which was so nice! We went to “Stage House Tavern” which is about halfway between where we live and work so it was a great location. The inside of the restaurant was really cute and peaceful. We caught up and chatted before our meals came. I opted for house made cheese ravioli with vodka sauce. It was so good! I ate half and took the other half home.
I was having such a great time catching up so when Sarah suggested dessert I was all about splitting it. The entire dessert menu looked delicious. We ordered the brownie and it was giant! I would save it was minimum 2 inches thick. It was served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. It was so good and I had no problem eating my fair share of it. After we ate, we said our goodbyes and drove home.
When I got home, I changed into pjs (grandma status) before working on this blog post. Once it was mostly done, I got comfy on the couch to finish “Leaving Time”. The ending was so surprising to me in a good way! I wasn’t expecting it at all but enjoyed it a lot. If you want a good book for the travel filled holiday season, I recommend picking this one up. My goal for the night was to stay awake until Alex got home from his work events at around 11 so I took a quick 12 minute power nap on the couch. When I woke up, I grabbed my next book “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George. I read a bit on the couch before Alex got home and we went to bed.
Question of the day: What’s the last thing you ate that gave you a food baby?