Monthly Archives: September 2013

Weekend Snapshots September 27-29, 2013

Hi everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! Chris and I had a much needed relaxing weekend. I was super tired all last week and wanted to reboot this weekend, and that is exactly what we did!

On Friday night, Chris and I both went for runs in the evening and had a late dinner.

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Onion Baked Chicken

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I don’t know about you all, but this week has seemed to last forever! Luckily, I was able to whip out a new and easy dinner recipe midweek to spice things up.  It’s super easy and really flavorful. The calorie count is pretty awesome too!

I don’t know about you all, but every once in awhile I get super tired of the same old chicken breasts. I sometimes use dry onion soup mix on potatoes and pot roast and I thought why not add it to bland old chicken? The result? Awesome!!!

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Weekend Snapshots September 20-22, 2013

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekends! Chris and I had a fun weekend here in DC!

On Friday night, Chris and I went to our friends Reilly and Lizzy’s house for dinner.

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The Best Black Beans Ever

Hi everyone!! I hope you all have had a nice week! For those of you who are curious about how my argument on Monday went, Sarah and I successfully argued for the defense and won!!! High five!!!

So I know “The Best Black Beans Ever” is quite a cocky title, but seriously – this recipe makes THE BEST BLACK BEANS EVER!!! I have always loved black beans, in fact when I was younger I got made fun of for ordering black bean soup as an entrée at a Mexican restaurant. What can I say? They’re awesome!

I originally saw this recipe in my new favorite cookbook, It’s All Good, but I made a few changes. Mostly, I just reduced the amount of oil to bring down the overall fat content! Believe me, you don’t need a ton of fat to make these beans awesome – the trick is to cook them over low heat for at least fifteen minutes to get a deeper flavor.

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Weekend Snapshots September 13-15, 2013

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a nice weekend! I had a super busy weekend in DC, leading up to an even busier Monday. Before we get Monday started off, lets reflect on the weekend!

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Restaurant Review: The Liberty Tavern

Hi everyone! So, I fully planned on posting a new recipe for you today, but Chris and I went out to dinner this week and it was too amazing to go undocumented!!

Chris and I had dinner at The Liberty Tavern in Clarendon on Wednesday to celebrate our two year anniversary! I wasn’t planning on taking pictures or blogging about this dinner because I just wanted to relax and enjoy myself. However, after the first bite of our appetizer I knew I needed to share the experience you all!

To start the evening off, our server brought us an assortment of bread. The yeast rolls were incredibly soft and so fluffy that I didn’t even need to add butter! I

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Weekend Snapshots September 6-8, 2013

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend! Chris and I had a busy semi-busy/semi-relaxing weekend in DC. It was kind of nice to be in the district after spending most of the weekends this past summer away!

On Friday, Chris and I headed into DC to meet some friends at Darlington House in DuPont Circle. Chris wanted to watch one of the soccer games that was on, which is why I think he chose Darlington House. It was full of soccer fans!

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