Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend! My parents came into town to visit and I dog sat for my brother and sister-in-law — quite the weekend!!
Izzie came over for the weekend on Wednesday night. Isn’t she precious!? She was a little nervous when her parents left, but she quickly rebounded!
On Friday night, Chris, my parents, and I had dinner at Quarterdeck in Arlington. Quarterdeck is known for its hard crabs, but we opted to just have a regular dinner. I had a crabcake combo with grilled shrimp. The shrimp were cooked over a wood-fire grill and you could taste the wood-fire flavor! The crabcake was also excellent! It was completely full of crabmeat and didn’t have any filler. I rounded out this meal with super sweet corn on the cob and broccoli. This was an awesome dinner!! Quarterdeck has a great character, and is in a nice, quiet location next to Fort Myer. Check it out the next time you’re in the mood for seafood!
On Saturday morning, my parents headed to a house tour and I got some school work done at home. Around 2, Chris and I went for a 4 mile run and then realized that we were starving! We split an assortment of Quarterdeck leftovers for lunch. Onion rings, broccoli, and more crabcake! This really hit the spot!
My parents returned around 4:30 and we had a nice little happy hour at the house. We had two different types of cheddar cheese and pepper jack along with crackers, grapes, peanuts, and a honeycrisp apple. My parents had never had a honeycrisp apple, so I insisted that the experience its deliciousness! They loved it!
After happy hour, we headed over to the Georgetown Waterfront to enjoy the summer-like weather! We had dinner reservations at Farmers, Fishers, Bakers, so we headed inside at 8. To start our meal off, we tried the pretzels. They were awesome! I liked that there were multiple sauces to choose from – pimento cheese, onion dip, or honey mustard. The pimento cheese was my favorite!
I had the “Mad Pig” jambalaya for my entrée. Oh my goodness this was good!! It was chock-full of pork! It had bacon, pulled pork, andouille sausage, and pork belly all cooked up in a perfectly seasoned rice. I would highly recommend this entrée if you are a pork fan! I gave out multiple bites and everyone gave it two thumbs up!
We splurged on dessert and split the beignets which were served with a choice of chocolate, raspberry, or caramel dipping sauce. The caramel was my favorite! These were awesome again – so soft and warm on the inside.
We also split the peanut butter mousse pie. OH MY GOSH this was so good! I love peanut butter and chocolate, and this dessert really knocked my socks off. This pie was made up of peanuts in a caramel-like sauce, peanut butter mousse, chocolate, all on a graham cracker crust. It almost reminded me of a really awesome Snickers pie. This is is MUST TRY if you hit up Farmers and Fishers! I wish I was eating a slice right now!
I had an early morning training at law school, so we had breakfast at home. I had more of my favorite whipped banana oats in an effort to hold me through the afternoon.
After doing some cleaning, Chris and I had some low-carb chicken soup my mom brought us. We both really love this soup!! Thanks, Mom, it hit the spot!
I did some work during the afternoon and into the evening before surveying our refrigerator. I had two summer squash, a vidalia onion, one tomato, chicken in the freezer, and a butternut squash on the counter. I decided to make a “summer meets fall” dinner. We enjoyed roasted butternut squash and chicken cooked with the summer squash, tomato, and onion over rice. I wasn’t exactly sure how this would turn out, but it was actually great!! An awesome way to usher in fall while we’re still experiencing upper 80 degree temperatures!
I headed to bed shortly after dinner – I was exhausted from such a fun weekend!
Unfortunately, I cannot go to my internship again today, so I have to start figuring out an alternative plan to get my required hours. I’m off to plan! Keep your fingers crossed I’ll be able to return this week!!
Have a wonderful week everyone!