Weekend Review

Good morning and happy November!  Despite the rain this morning it was a gorgeous weekend here and we had a lot of fun with friends.

On Friday night we hosted a party that I began referring to as “Piratween.”  We really threw the party because of the Pirate football game that was on t.v. but seeing as though it was Halloween weekend there was a little of that thrown in the mix, too.

Despite the Pirate loss, we had a wonderful time catching up with friends and the usual shenanigans.

And I promise to give you a full run-down of the menu on Tailgate Thursday but my favorite part of the spread – a biscuit bar!

Big Guy and I slept in a little bit on Saturday morning and then spent the majority of the day cleaning up from the night before.  Thankfully we had no plans so we took our time and by the time 3pm rolled around, the house was back in order.

Saturday night we turned on the front porch light, left a bowl of candy and a note out and headed to our favorite spot, SoCo.

Wedge salad with tomato, ranch, bacon and house croutons

Roasted tomato and red pepper soup with cheddar crostini

Cast Iron-Seared Salmon with butter-mashed sweet potatoes and creamy dill sauce

Dark Chocolate Cake with marshmallow frosting and caramel

After our bellies were full, we spent the rest of the evening sipping bubbles (or bourbon) and hanging out with Kimberly and Jeremy.

We stayed up a little too late and were very thankful for the extra hour of sleep.  Jeremy made us an amazing brunch complete with a cinnamon roll the size of my head.

We hung around the farm being lazy and then took a spontaneous trip to a new-to-us spot in town called Brewmasters.  They just moved to a new location and it’s HUGE.  We enjoyed a little Sunday Funday with mimosas and beers.  It was incredibly relaxing and the laughter was much needed before the start of a new work week.

We finally said our good byes and headed home.  Our original plan for dinner was postponed until tonight but thankfully we had a cooked SoCo Farm to Door meal in the freezer that came together in about 20 minutes.  The pork pastor was fantastic and while we don’t typically purchase the pre-cooked meals I might start having a few on hand for times like this.

The alarm went off way too early this morning but as usual, I was glad to have my workout done and over with by 6:00am.

Now I’m off to tackle this week.  It’s a busy one but I’m going to take it day by day and enjoy the ride.

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