Birthday week last week was full with lots of yummy things!
We started off the week on Sunday at SOWA Open Market. You can read about our full experience in this post.
We decided to put some of our SOWA farmer’s market goods to good use on Sunday night when we got home. We made farro and veggie stuffed pattypan squash for dinner! This recipe was our own creation, and I’ll be sharing it with you guys later this week.
For lunch on Monday & Tuesday, I threw together a bunch of random things using the leftover farro mixture from the pattypans. I forgot how much I *love* edamame.
For dinner on Monday and Tuesday, we whipped up a batch of grilled nicoise shrimp salad. We liked it so much the week before that we just had to make it again.
An extra treat on Tuesday included this giant soft pretzel at the Red Sox game! It’s pretty much impossible to eat healthy at Fenway, but when I’m there and hungry my go to choice is a pretzel. I just really like them. They also remind me of the times Katrina and I would go shopping at the Natick Mall and have zero luck. A huge pretzel from Auntie Anne’s would always cheer us up!
Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday was another repeat – southwestern sweet potato salad. Obsessed. As much as I hate summer winding down, I am beyond psyched for the amount of meals I can make with pumpkin and sweet potato again. Woot!
Wednesday night dinner was pasta style! Eggplant over wheat noodles with tomato sauce. I inhaled this after my last CrossFit class!
Thursday night dinner was out with Slesh at Playmakers on Moody Street. We got $3 quesadillas and our first Shipyard Pumpkin Ales of the season. Normally I like to wait until after Labor Day, but Thursday was chilly and the Shipyard tap was just speaking to us. 😉
Tim and I had the day off on Friday, so we decided to grab sandwiches from Whole Foods and have a little picnic at the Fresh Pond Reservoir before walking the three mile loop. I got an apricot glazed turkey with arugula and goat cheese on an onion focaccia bread.
Friday night before my birthday celebration with friends, Tim and I met Slesh at Four Burger to grab some food. I got the turkey burger with caramelized onions and mushrooms and gouda, on no bun, with a side salad. In retrospect, I should have ordered the bun. Maybe even some fries. That probably would have helped my
severe hangover ailments on Saturday morning!
My drink of choice on Friday night were Julius Echters. Don’t mind the recycled picture from another post, but I didn’t snap any brew pics on Friday.
Because of said beers, on Saturday I couldn’t stop eating junk all day long. It happens, you guys! I don’t know how I used to go out ALL the time <— spoken like a true 28 year old. Anyways, I managed to feel better by dinnertime, thank God! Tim planned a special dinner for me at Towne Stove and Spirits on Boylston Street. I’ll recap in my birthday post later on, but my meal was DELICIOUS. We ordered the ricotta and lemon ravioli for an appetizer, and I ordered the swordfish steak for my meal. And we split sides of asparagus and roasted mushrooms. It was to die for!
This week’s meal plan looks like this:
- Sunday: Homemade pizza night
- Monday: Steak with leftover sides from Towne
- Tuesday: Salad with barley and fruit
- Wednesday: Peach and basil ravioli with seafood
- Thursday: Birthday dinner out with my family
- Friday: TBD before Ashley & Bret’s wedding eve beach bonfire
- Saturday: Wedding dinner!
And for lunches, quinoas and salad with barley and fruit. Pretty typical.
Questions for you! Do you usually order food at baseball games? What’s the best dinner out you’ve had lately? Anything yummy on the meal plan for this week?
Catch you later, friends!