Monday, January 10, 2011

Le Weekend: A Recap

Oh Monday, why do you arrive so quickly and stay so long?

This past weekend was a nice hybrid of being social, getting shiz done, and being a sloth. All things I like to get involved with on the weekends! Friday night Andy came over and joined Adam, Peter and I for some beer tasting and inappropriate political discussions. I don’t know about you but I like to knock a few back and start debating the merits of Obamacare. I find the less I know about something, the more I want to talk about it. Good times.

The highlights of the night included:

Trying out Sam Adams Infinium for a tasting to be chronicled on Brew England this week. Have you tried this stuff? It’s a champagne-y nutty, sweet special occasion offering from Sam Adams. From the website it's " A groundbreaking brew, made with only the four traditional ingredients: malted barley, hops, water and yeast, Infinium™ is a crisp champagne-like beer with fine bubbles and a fruity, spicy aroma" A brilliant brew, if I do say so myself. We all enjoyed it immensely.

Also, look how cute the bottle is. This is a great beer to bring to a party!

Andy brought a gift for me, on our Vermont trip in November I lusted over this tealight holder from Simon Pearce. And lo, Andy gave it to me on Friday Night. Did I pick a good Maid of Honor or what?? This thing is gorgeous. It gives of the softest flickering light and looks fantastic even when it’s not lit.

Saturday brought with it a pub crawl to celebrate our friend's Vicki and Melissa's birthdays. As the snow began to fall that evening we caroused around Quincy Center having a grand old time. It's always night to have a rowdy night out with friends every now and then. Especially friends you've known for such a long time!

We all survived the bar crawl and I am happy to report I even did a tequila shot at the last stop of the night. I'm 30 and I can still hang, what's up?

Sunday was a day of relaxing and watching movies and doing things around the house. Specifically watching this movie which was fantastic. With certain movies, as soon as the movie ends I immediately want to watch it again. This was true of An Education, for sure. Then again it was also true of the Twilight movies so whereas my wanting to watch a movie several times in a row doesn't typically mean it is a "fine film" in this case it really was.

Then for dinner I made this delicious Grilled Mahi Mahi with Thai Coconut Sauce from The sauce was divine - we only used a tablespoon per filet and it was the perfect amount of spice and sweetness. And I will say, once we moved into a bigger place we got a BJ's membership since we now had the room to store excess amounts of "stuff", and their bags of frozen fish have become one of my new favorite things. I bought a bag of mahi mahi, ahi tuna and tilapia filets. Each filet comes induvidually sealed so defrosting is a breeze. And it's actually great quality fish! I used to kind of poo poo buying frozen fish but now I am all about it. Quel convenience!

Anywho this week is shaping up to be a good one. I am taking Wednesday off from work for 2 reasons: 1) I have a ton of rolled over vacation time I have to use asap and 2) we are supposed to be getting another epic snowstorm. I am going to use that day off to design and order our wedding Save the Dates! We came up with a great idea - I can't wait to see how they come out!

Also on the wedding front I am throwing a Bridal Party Brunch on Sunday to get my bridesmaids, my soon to be mother in law, and my aunts all on the same page with what we have accomplished so far planning wise, and what we still need to do. Since my mom is abroad until right before the wedding, my aunt Marilyn and Barbara have stepped in to help me with the planning which is a god send. Between them and my ladies, I know this is going to be one kickass event! In any case if anyone has to die for brunch recipes please send them my way, I wanted to do a couple of quiches and then supplement that with some breads/pastries from my favorite French Bakery (since the wedding theme is French Country I thought it would be fun to echo that theme at the brunch!).

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Last year I did mini Crustless Bacon Quiches (I think for the Girls' Wine Night you had to skip because you were sick...). I cannot for the life of me find my recipe, but it was basically mini quiches wrapped in bacon... Perfect for your theme! I'll keep looking and will let you know if I find it. :)