Well my weekend was filled with fun…particularly today!
Saturday morning, I woke up and went for a run on the treadmill since it was raining outside and I am sick. I wanted to run between 5-8 miles; however, it was pretty tough for me to run 5 miles. So obviously, I stopped there. These were some slowwww miles. But at least I got myself moving again after being sick this week. I came back to some delicious breakfast.
Oats with milk, raisins, dates, bananas, cinnamon, and honey. So delicious.
I spent the rest of the day reading. It was so hard to read though because I kept getting headaches. Boo to being sick.
Later in the night, Todd called me up and we decided to get dinner at a small Italian restaurant in the city called Porcini’s. I had been there before, but it has been a few years.
Todd & I polished off a couple of baskets of bread, per usual. I started off with a grilled squid and octopus dish in a lemon vinaigrette.
Was okay. I thought there was way too much dressing on this. I would have preferred just fresh lemon juice.
For my entree, I really wanted their homemade Spinach Tagliatelle with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat, but I had both nights prior to Saturday night, so I decided that I should probably switch it up. Instead, I went with the Balsamic Chicken.
I thought that this was okay too. Nothing to write home about. The potatoes were actually really, really good. Too bad there were only a few!
Todd & I shared Tiramisu for dessert…one of my favorites. This was pretty good! I loveeeee Tiramisu.
SUNDAY was the best day of my weekend. I woke up and went out for my long run. I was thinking that I’d be happy if I completed 8 miles considering the way I’ve been feeling…although I really wanted to run more like 12-13. On my way out the door, Todd told me to just do my best and go for it even if I have to walk it. Well he might not even remember saying that because he was half asleep, but it really helped me and encouraged me to go out with a bang. I ended up running 12 miles. Although they were not the fastest miles ever, I ran them. It was also SO BEAUTIFUL outside. A perfect fall day. I’m praying that I recover this week for the big TWENTY next weekend!!!! Can you believe it??? Then it’s already Taper Time. This is Crazy.
Todd took me out to brunch this morning at a place that he passes on his way to work. A friend of his recommended Todd to take me there. It was called Terrain at Styer’s. Their menu constantly changes so the menu on the website is different than what they had when we went. This place was so neat. It was a big place with lots of different plants, flowers, pumpkins, fruits, books, cookbooks, soaps, candles, EVERYTHING. Really cool place.
The atmosphere of the restaurant was pretty cool too. The ground was dirt and it was located in a neat little Greenhouse.
The brunch menu was pretty small and had only 4 items. However, the lunch menu contained many more items. I was in the mood for breakfast though & so was Todd.
I started off with a glass of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice and Todd ordered a Pumpkin Spice Latte (or something along those lines).
I love fresh squeeze o.j.! I also ordered a cup of Green Tea.
For my meal, I ordered the Oatmeal with Pears & Maple Syrup.
I thought that this was really good. Although it did not taste like typical oatmeal, nor was it the consistency of regular oats. I’m thinking there were some egg in there or something? It was rather custardy I think. There was also a TON of maple syrup. I loved the maple syrup in there but I think there may have been just a little too much.
Todd ordered the Pumpkin French Toast.
Todd’s was SO GOOD! I think I may have liked it more than mine. It was made with Callah Bread. It was so light and fluffy and pumpkiny. Really, really incredible.
We obviously hated our meals…
I loved this little place and definitely want to go back soon.
The area we were in was very nice as well. Todd decided to show me where he works since I had never been there. For those of you who don’t know, Todd works for a Mushroom Company called To-Jo Mushrooms. He has lots of responsibilities but is mainly works in Marketing and Sales. He loves his job and I can see why.
Todd showed me his office…
The test kitchen…( I would have a ball in here)….
We walked through the Mushrooom Factory (I guess that’s what it’s called) too!
There were SO MANY mushrooms! They looked really good too.
It was freezing in there and I had to wear a hair net. haha. I was surprised about how big the place was. I was also surprised to see so much work being done on a Sunday.
Here are some To-Jo Trucks!
hahaha I loved going for a little tour.
After that adventure, we went Apple Picking. I guess we waited too long or something because I was very unsuccessful….
Todd tried really hard, so he was a little more successful…
We both ended up filling up our bags with Apples from the bin that they had provided. I guess they realized that they would not have many happy customers since their trees were way overpicked. What a bummer.
It was still fun to spend some time outside though. And we got to go on a little ride on a tractor. We also saw goats!
My favorite goat… hahah…
We ended our fun-filled Sunday at the Flyers game. They lost. They played horrible. But we still had fun! This was my first game of the season so I really enjoyed being there. We shared a big order of Chickie’s and Pete’s French Fries. These are the best! They load them with Old Bay Seasoning and have cheese to dip them in. Love them. I also got a soft pretzel. Love them too.
My cold is still bothering me a lot. It’s really giving me a headache. I need to get better!!
I have a VERY long week ahead. I will be working everyday all-day in the classroom and then I will have class every night until late. That and a LOT of homework to be done. I can get through it!
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!