Monday, October 13, 2014

TWTW - the weekend that was

1. Friday night I baked the impossible pumpkin pie muffins going around Pinterest like a basic bitch and watched Dirty Dancing. I also purged and reorganized the linen closet and watched Practical Magic, which I haven't seen forever.
Have you had many women?
2. New mug from the lovely Kerry at Till Then, Smile Often. Does she know me well or what? Saturday morning was rainy, a perfect morning to laze around at home.
3. Weekly food prep: breakfast is spinach muffins and hard boiled eggs, lunch is avgole-nono soup (recipe coming tomorrow), dinner is shredded buffalo chicken sandwiches and salads, steamed broccoli and blackened salmon. I also tried a new pepperjack cheese dip with bacon and chicken for Gail's.
4. I drove north to Gail's house and headed to lunch at the Railroad Street Bar & Grill with her, Aunt Carrie, Sue & Rob. They had a bunch of different grilled cheeses, which is heaven. I had the mac and cheese grilled cheese and we all split a berry dessert. Fabulous!
5. We continued on, spending the late afternoon at Stone Barn Cellars Winery, then went back to Gail's for the rest of the night. It was a fun day! I always love hanging out with the Pottstown Doyle ladies and their people.
6. Sunday morning I headed home after Gail & I had breakfast. I did a bunch of boring Sunday shit - changing sheets in our room and the spare room, getting some Halloween stuff out, picking up, packing lunch...I'm in a reading rut and I tried to force a book but no diece.

7. Watched: How to get away with Murder, Criminal Minds, Road Trip, American Hustle.
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On Mondays I'm doing a picture linkup called Picture Practice with Kelli at Just Beachy. If you'd like to participate, here are the prompts through December. Share on your blog, or if you don't blog on Twitter or Instagram every Monday with the hashtag #PicturePractice. This is my photo for the prompt favorite meal of the weekend.

For all of you who have this non-holiday off, I not so secretly hate you. Just kidding...maybe. It always shocks me how empty the train and city are on these fake holidays. I enjoy it, but having never had Columbus Day or any bank holiday off in my career, it's always surprising to me. Whether you're working or home, enjoy!

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Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.

31 comments:

  1. Rainy days are perfect for lazing about on the couch watching Dirty Dancing. So much yummy food, and some fun girl time. I am not so secretly jealous of those who have today off. :(

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  2. "Like a basic bitch", hahahaha...I have watched that clip going around and have wondered if I am a basic b, lol. Also, love the mug Kerry sent you!

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  3. Love that mug from Kerry, so very you!!! Ahhhhh, Road Trip, one of my favorite teen movies from the very early 2000's. "That's why they call it a shortcut. If it was easy, it would just be 'the way.'"

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  4. I need to make those pumpkin cup cakes! Seeing the spinach muffins reminded me I never made the power muffins.
    Power is a good name for a muffin. Watching the Today Show showing home make potato chips right now and fried Italian rice balls. Meatballs sitting on mozzarella and sauce as a lovely appetizer. JMJ!
    Nice pictures, as always. So photogenic.
    Love your MOMMA

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  5. Your food prep never ceases to amaze me. Great pics from the winery! You are so pretty!

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  6. That mug is adorable, perfect! And I think a lot of people who have kids take these "fake holidays" off since the kids have the day off from school. I think holidays should be across the board... if schools and banks are closed then everyone should get the day off. What are working parents supposed to do with their kids on those days? :-P

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  7. i like being basic. being basic is too much fun. all the pumpkin things please! and that mug is perfect. also interested in trying those spinach muffins... mmm.

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  8. A food truck I love has a mac and cheese grilled cheese and it's amazing. Now I want to see where they're serving today! Love your fall weekend and I want to look into that buffalo chicken now...

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  9. Your sense of direction fascinates me! East Coventry/Kenilworth a/k/a directly across the river from P-Town is completely due northWest!!! It is more west of us than north. You could get lost in a closet! Now Lori is North of us... A little to the west but primarily North

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  10. Oh my goodness- a mac and cheese grilled cheese?!

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  11. Those spinach muffins freak me out a bit. Not going to lie. Although, I put spinach in my smoothies every morning and never taste it so I imagine the muffins would be the same.

    I'm at work today also, and the drive in was nice with very little traffic.

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  12. Reading ruts are the worst! I was in one most of last winter and it was the worst feeling ever, you have to find one of those good books to break the rut.

    A selection of grilled cheese sandwiches sounds lovely, and the sandwich looks delicious!

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  13. another fun and fab jam-packed weekend! lol at the basic bitch comment! hehe i am one of them! pumpkin errythang Love, ElleSees

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  14. This must have been pumpkin weekend because almost everyone I know when pumpkin picking. I know that because I have Facebook.

    I didn't make anything with pumpkin but I did make egg, bacon and cheese muffins, peanut butter muffins, and the husband made wings. All very delicious.

    I need to watch How To Get Away with Murder. I keep forgetting that it's on.

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  15. Spinach muffins sound amazing! I never heard of them but thats a great idea. The railroad restaurant and winery sound so fun. Always great to spend some QT with the ladies.

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  16. Oh man I forgot about today being a bank holiday, when I used to work at the bank it was amazing having days off that most people (ie my husband) didnt. I did a lot of boring Sunday stuff all weekend, it was pretty awesome. Those pumpkin muffin thingys look amazing, except for the pumpkin just give me the cream. Boo to reading rut, hope you get out of it soon - yay Practical Magic! Haven't seen it in so long :)

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  17. You're going to need to stop with all that delicious food!! I saw that mug when you posted the picture on instagram - too cute!! Hope you have a great Monday!!

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  18. I'm in a reading rut too- I spent all day yesterday watching TV when I totally could have read instead. Oh well!

    The mac and cheese grilled cheese would have been my pick too!

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  19. You Friday night sounds like my kind of night! Ahhhhh, Dirty Dancing...the BEST! And thanks for all the recipe links! I just pinned the cheese dip! I want to make it now!! :)

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  20. I want off for fake holidays too!!! It isn't fair!

    Are those Herrs chips I see pictured?! Mmmm. I miss northern things. And I love Practical Magic! I haven't seen it in awhile, I need to make Chris watch it with me!

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  21. That white wine looks so frosty and tasty. There's few things better than chilled white wine.

    Whenever I go into Homegoods, I'm always very tempted by the dog mugs. That's a good one.

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  22. I'll take the pumpkin pie muffin over the green one. I love pumpkin stuff so much.

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  23. Spinach muffins! Pumpkin muffins! buffalo chicken! Oh my, it all looks so good. I really am looking forward to the recipe tomorrow though. One thing, how long did it take to peel all those dang eggs? I love hard broiled but it is such a pain to peel them.

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  24. One of these weekend I'm going to come join you and enjoy all the fun y'all have!! And, I really really want to meet Mae!

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  25. Spinach muffins? I'm intrigued! I was so proud of myself I got some major food prep done on Sunday what a difference getting everything prepared for the week like that how much it helps already!

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  26. MAC AND CHEESE GRILLED CHEESE?!?!?! I love it when you talk dirty to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. That sandwich looks amazing.

    Also, I hate Columbus Day. Why can't everyone have it off? I can always use an extra Monday.

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  28. Mac and cheese grilled cheese...what the what!!! I want that! The pumpkin pie muffin too. This post is making me hungry.

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  29. I love Practical Magic but had kind of forgotten about it! How were the pumpkin muffins?

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  30. I agree that it's not a real holiday, but I also love not having to work them. :P I also love that mug!

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  31. Mac N Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich - SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

    Mmmmm Wine? I love WINE!

    And your pug is SUPER cute - he has this squishy serious face!

    I need to get on this mug swap bandwagon!

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