Based on today’s nasty weather, you’d never guess how amazing it was here in DC this past weekend! With temperatures in the mid to upper 50’s, it was a much needed reminder that spring is just around the corner (no matter what Phil’s shadow said).
Here are some of the highlights from this past weekend.
1. I enjoyed lots of puppy snuggles.
Neal and I had a pretty busy weekend, but I still got a lot of puppy snuggles in! Theodore absolutely loves when we’re home, so I treasure the snuggles I get on weekends. On week days all he wants to do is play, which is understandable!
2. A rocking spin workout!
I have really been loving the classes I’ve been taking at The Pedal Studio. Wendye, the owner, is an incredible instructor and I’ve really enjoyed her classes! There’s just something about spin studios. I’ve always preferred them to gym classes.
3. Two words… Breakfast. Pizza.
My Iowa boy has always raved about the breakfast pizza he’d get in the midwest, but for some reason I’ve never made one for him. Yesterday morning while Neal was out running I whipped up my first breakfast pizza!
- Step one: I pre-heated the oven to 350 degree. Once the oven was hot, I placed the thin crust pizza crust I got from Target on a cookie sheet and placed it in the oven.
- Step two: While the pizza crust baked (I like to get the crust toasty before adding toppings), I cooked 4 slices of bacon in a saute pan. Once the bacon was cooked, I placed it on a few paper towels and allowed it to cool. Once cooled, I crumbled the slices of bacon.
- Step three: I removed the pizza crust from the oven (cooking about 15 minutes total) and set it to the side. Next I scrambled 4 eggs with a little half and half, salt, and pepper.
- Step four: I topped the pizza crust with the scrambled eggs, crumbled bacon, Swiss and Gruyere cheese (from Trader Joe’s), and hot sauce.
- Step five: I baked the pizza for 10 minutes (until the cheese was melted and a little toasty).
4. Super Bowl Eats!
Neal and I watched the Super Bowl at home, which was really nice (especially because the game and commercials stunk!). For dinner, Neal and I munched on two dips, crackers, and veggies. The first dip I made was the Cheesy Hot Wing Dip by Family Fresh Meals. I followed the recipe exactly, but used homemade boiled chicken, 0% Chobani, and light blue cheese dressing. The second dip I made was the Artichoke & Roasted Garlic Dip by Wonky Wonderful. I also followed this recipe to a tee.
Both dips were absolutely amazing, though I was partial to the artichoke dip! That roasted garlic stole the show!
5. Billy Joel!!
This weekend Neal and I bought tickets to go see Billy Joel in concert on July 26 at Nationals Baseball Park!! 5 years ago this coming summer, Neal sent me an e-mail on Match.com, introducing himself. When I opened the e-mail, I was sitting at the Elton John and Billy Joel concert at where else?? National’s Park! Little did I know, my future husband (Neal) was also at that same concert!
The concert this summer will be a blast, bringing us full circle from our first e-mail 5 years ago!