WIAW: Around the World in a Weekend

Hey guys!

I’m so glad to hear that so many of you were celebrating Pancake Day with me yesterday…and if you missed it…I allow you a free make up day! 😉

Well, it’s that time of week again:

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!
B
e sure to head on over to Peas & Crayons and give Jenn a little comment love for being our gracious host each and every week!

Thanks to having Friday off as scheduled and asking off for President’s Day on Monday, I had a bit of a mini-vacation this past weekend, and after looking over the pics I accrued over the last few days, it seems I went on a little foodie trip around the world!

FRIDAY

It all started Friday night when BB came over and we both realized we were
STARVING…he suggested a little hole-in-the-wall place called Brunie’s that he claimed serves “the best bratwurst sandwiches”

And boy was he right on the money!

Served on a hot and toasty bun with warm German potato salad and a side of red cabbage…I thought I had surely died and gone to heaven Germany!

SATURDAY

When we woke up Saturday morning, it was cold and dreary outside…the perfect weather for a nice big bowl of oats:

Pumpkin peanut flour oats topped with dried cranberries and crack nuts

Later in the day after running some errands, all I was craving was a big plate of veggies and eggs so I broke out my latest TJ Maxx find and got to work:

Is this not the cutest thing ever?!

Ok, ok…so obviously it’s not cute enough to do the work for you…guess I need a little practice 😉

After lunch, I got a craving for something sweet, so broke out the Godiva and plucked out this little guy:

Eat a plate of green and get rewarded with chocolate…that’s how it works, right?

Saturday night, BB and I met some friends for dinner at a new-t0-me Japanese hibachi place called Sakura across town:

And let me just say, we had the best cook in the building…so entertaining!

BB ordered the fried calamari and soft shell crab for our starters. This was my first time trying the crab…not bad, but the calamari was ahhhhmazing…I swear I think they used the same breading/spices that is used for mozzarella cheese sticks…and I’m not sure what was in the sauce but it tasted of sweet jammy goodness!

I chose the Korean short ribs for my entree and along with it came fried rice, noodles, and stir fry veggies…yeah, I ate about 5 bites of this and the rest went home in a box!

SUNDAY

Sunday morning was pancakes…of course…

But you’ve already seen those 🙂

Or if you haven’t…go take a look…I’ll wait!

Sunday night, we met up with our friends again for dinner at our new Buffalo Wild Wings. This was only my second time there, but I knew before I even sat down, what I wanted:

Fried Pickles!…aka my kryptonite in the form of an appetizer 😉

I wasn’t really in the mood for wings, so I decided to go with the 1/2 rack of ribs seasoned to a saucy perfection and a side of french fries drowning drizzled in ketchup.

Let me just say this was my first time having french fries in I don’t even know how long!

MONDAY

Monday morning, I stirred up this bowl of yum:

Cold leftover pumpkin peanut flour oats with plain Greek yogurt and cranberry syrup

Mmmm, I forgot how much I love “yoats” 🙂

Monday afternoon, BB and I headed to the gym. I love having him as a workout partner…he helps motivate me to push harder AND I’m always learning new techniques or moves from him!

When we got done at the gym, we were both famished!

While he snacked on some salmon straight out of the can (yes I know, we were meant for each other, right?), I fried up some eggs for egg and avocado sandwiches:

I also threw in some steamed spinach and black beans mixed with salsa…and that plate satisfied every craving I had!

For dinner, we finally made it to that new Greek restaurant I was telling you guys about. It’s actually a hookah bar too and even more of a dive than the German place we went to on Friday, but I have to say the food was pretty decent.

My side salad with falafel and our shared basket of warm pita bread.

Then came our entrees!

His:

Khafta kabob with yellow rice, tabouli, and hummus

Hers:

Hummus platter with lamb gyro

And yes, that hummus WAS as creamy as it looks!

For some reason, every time I think about trying new restaurants, I always think I have to drive to Nashville. I forget how many places there are in my little town that I have yet to discover. I had so much fun this weekend “exploring the world” with BB…who knows, maybe one day we’ll get to do it in real life! 🙂

What is your favorite international cuisine?

What’s the best thing you ate this past weekend?

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