Lately

Last Sunday, we went to a dinner party at our friend Anthony’s house. I brought miniature brie bites filled with raspberry preserves, wrapped in crescent rolls, then covered in maple syrup and brown sugar (bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees)….they were an easy and popular appetizer! Anthony made the most flavorful meat lasagna, plus these extremely beautiful macaroons! He even made the pasta…I was super impressed and it was a really fun night 🙂

On Monday of last week, Matt and I went to watch the OSU buckeyes BEAT the Oregon Ducks downtown with a bunch of friends. The game was so thrilling and it was so exciting when we won!

On Tuesday I made homemade turkey meatball, ravioli, and veggie soup! It was a hit, and the leftovers lasted forever.

On Thursday, we hit up the Denver Rodeo with our friends Kerry and SJ. My favorite part of the rodeo is when the little kids attempt to ride sheep–it’s hysterical and so cute!

That’s a little kid riding a sheep (above)!

 

On Saturday I was able to see my friend Emily’s new condo for the first time! It’s so perfect for her and I’m seriously jealous of how amazing her location is!

Saturday night, we went out to Pub on Pearl with a bunch of friends to play pool, drink beers, and hang out–it ended in a few rounds of beer pong!

Sunday was the most relaxing day ever. Matt and I watched “Boyhood” which is an incredible movie shot with the same actors over the course of 12 years (fiction)…I really loved it! We also ordered delivery BBQ from Brother’s for lunch–their chicken sandwich is on point…didn’t really love their baked beans though.

Monday, I had the day off! I spent the morning running errands, going to lunch with Matt at True Foods, running more errands, doing laundry, and essentially getting nearly every damn thing checked off of my “to-do” list! I also stopped a few Voodoo donuts by Emily’s house and by Matt’s work–these are the most insanely yummy donuts I’ve ever seen or tasted.

I even purchased a coffee maker for the first time…and made a cup of decaf coffee!

Monday night, I whipped up a lemon-blueberry loaf. It’s a bit on the lemon-ey side, but everyone that has tasted it so far has really enjoyed it! Recipe

Monday night this furball (Peanut) and I watched The Bachelor….I’m not a huge Bachelor watcher, but this season I’ve gotten into it. I personally think Chris is keeping around some crazies that are definitely not right for him…but it is entertaining television. I kind of wonder if he will truly find the woman he is going to marry on this show.

Tuesday night, Matt came over and we made a bbq chicken & veggie pizza…so simple and delicious. I used a thin-whole-wheat-crust that I purchased at King Supers…and bbq sauce as the base. Sautee cut up chicken breast, a yellow pepper and red pepper, plus half an onion–add in a bit of bbq sauce…then top pizza crust with mixture….sprinkle on some Cheddar Cheese or whatever kind of cheese you like! Throw in the oven for about 15 minutes and voila!

I also kept up our trend of trying bottles of Pinot Noir from the Oregon/California area for around $15-$20, with this bottle of A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir…really enjoyed this one, however our favorites are still La Crema Pinot Noir ($24 range) and Parker Station Pinot Noir ($13 range)–also really love Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir if you’re looking to spend around $30 bucks! We finished the night off with two games of pool and a game of ping pong…have to say my ping pong game is a LOT better than my pool game!

 
It’s snowing here in Denver today and looks gorgeous from my office 30 some stories up in the sky! I’m really looking forward to a relaxing night and a good workout!

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