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!
On Saturday, Chris and I were up bright and early to knock some errands out before heading to a birthday party in the afternoon. I whipped up a batch of Kath’s Whipped Banana Oatmeal for breakfast. So good!! It faintly tastes like bananas, but is basically just creamy and awesome. I topped ours with some ground cinnamon and sliced up an apple on the side. This kept me full all morning and late into the afternoon!
After breakfast, I headed to the grocery store and Chris headed to the barber. Before we knew it, it was time to get cleaned up and head over to my friend Rose’s house! She and her roommate were hosting a barbecue in honor of her birthday! Happy Birthday, Rose! They had a ton of food and their house was super nice!! Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos :(. We had a great time hanging out with everyone!
After Rose’s party, Chris and I headed to Town Hall to watch some college football with a few of Chris’ friends.
After the football games, Chris and I headed home to watch a movie and eat dinner. We ordered dinner from our go-to delivery place, Cafe Asia (music plays on that link – careful if you’re in public!). I ordered my favorite noodle dish, the Gway Tio. This dish is sweet and spicy at the same time, and always really, really delicious. I have never seen it on a menu anywhere else, which is why I now order it every time we order from Cafe Asia!
Chris and I also rented Identity Thief, which I would not recommend. We were upset that we wasted money on it. It was pretty silly and we turned it off before the end…oh well!
On Sunday morning, I was in the mood to pack in some veggies. I made a spinach frittata with four eggs, half of an onion, an entire bag of baby spinach, and some cheddar cheese. It was delicious!! Plus — I was super happy to pack in some veggies after a carb-heavy Saturday!
I then set out to do some school work while Chris read and watched football. Around 4, we headed down to the gym to weight train and run. I did three miles on the treadmill — since we started training for our half marathon I have fallen out of love with the treadmill. I would much rather be outside because I get bored so quickly staring at the same scenery!
Chris and I headed back over to DuPont Circle around 7:30. We met up with a group of Chris’ friends to celebrate Chris’ friend Richard’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Richard!! We had dinner at Bistro du Coin — sorry for the lighting in the photos, the ambiance was great, but not so much for photos!
Chris and I split the Salade d’artichaut et asperges, which was basically a salad with artichokes, grilled asparagus, and shaved Parmesan cheese. It was so good!! We debated ordering a salad and I’m so glad we did. It also had little red almost pimento like bulbs in it — I have no idea what they were, but they were sweet and spicy and I loved them!
I always have room for dessert though! Chris and I split the Chocolat Liegois, which consisted of dark chocolate and caramel fudge ice cream! This was wonderful! The caramel was really refreshing and the dark chocolate ice cream was incredible!! I’d love to have some of that right now :).
It was a great dinner and I would definitely go back to Bistro du Coin! A fabulous way to end the weekend for sure!
I hope you all have a great week!