Weekend Eats

I feel like I’ve had a lot of good food recently and need to share!

Starting off with breakfast – I haven’t only been eating overnight oats for breakfast. Since it’s fall, the cooler mornings make me want something warmer, like regular oats! So I had cooked oats with PB & J. Yummm 🙂

In my Chi-town mug : )

I have been mixing chia seeds into my oats when I cook them, and I’ve noticed a change in the texture {for the better!}.

Then dinner on Friday night was at b.good, a “fast food” burger joint that uses fresh ingredients and is made by people, not factories. I ordered the Avocado and Orange salad with grilled chicken, and a side of sweet potato fries. This meal was heavenly. The goat cheese on the salad was so fresh and flavorful, the avocado had just been sliced, and the chicken was straight off the grill. The fries were warm and crispy, with a chewy middle. My mouth is watering from looking at this picture.

Saturday night, I got a text from my friend Emily asking if I wanted to grab dinner at the Pour House, a pub right down the street. They have half price burgers on Saturday nights, so I got a {veggie} burger with blue cheese. AH-MAY-ZING. Seriously. And I got a tall beer for a total of…. 12 bucks!! Good deal, I’d say! No pic of the burger, and I only thought to take a picture once I was already done with my beer.

The atmosphere was very cool, though. A lot of college kids, loud music, fast-paced and busy. It was fun! We had a good time talking yelling over the music and catching up 🙂

I know what you’re thinking… I did go out to eat more than I should have this weekend, so here comes a week of frugality. Also, I just signed up for Starbucks Rewards… am I the last Starbucks customer EVER to do this?! It seems to me I will save quite a bit – my soy misto order is pricey, but with the rewards I can save 60 cents every time I get one {after I use my registered card 5 times}! I’m mad at myself for not doing this earlier. I probably would have saved hundreds…. oops!


Good Day

Today I had one of those mornings {refer to #13}. And not in a good way.

I woke up to find that my alarm had not gone off for some reason, and it was 9:33am. I have class at 10. Insert panic.

I leapt out of bed, threw on clothes {incidentally the same outfit I wore on Tuesday.. shhh}, powdered my face, grabbed a Luna Bar, and ran briskly walked to the T. On a typical day, it takes me 15 minutes total to walk to the T station and get to class. Well, as you can probably see where this is going, it took me 20 minutes today. BUT I still got to my seat at 10:01 and the professor hadn’t yet taken attendance. Amazing.

I was disheveled and sweaty, but I made it to class. I should win something for that.

Anyway, since I didn’t have time for my breakfast of overnight oats {I know, 2 days in a row}, I was looking forward to having it for lunch instead. After class I grabbed a Starbucks Soy Misto, which is just a fancy way to say I got a coffee with steamed soy milk, and walked the 1.5 miles home. {Side note: I just called my apartment ‘home’!}

no, this isn’t from today… but it’s the same drink from the same place : )

It was on my walk that I realized how beautiful this day is – it finally feels like fall! This is my favorite season by far and I try to appreciate every autumn day because it seems to fly by every year.

Point of this post: Despite my imperfect morning, I knew today was going to be a good day. I have a job interview lined up and I have the rest of the day off to spend as I please. And it’s officially my weekend 🙂

And because this is a fairly wordy and pictureless post, here are two random photos:

My dog, Baxter

My cat, Reeses

I miss them.

Happy Thursday, friends!

Perfect Saturday

Early this morning I woke up and noticed the sunrise out my window. I was so tired, but had to get a picture – it speaks for itself, I think 🙂

I slept some more… til about noon, actually. I guess I was tired?! Then I began this wonderful day with the most amazing Greek Yogurt pancakes. For some reason, Saturday mornings seem to beg for this breakfast.

I added bananas and cinnamon to my usual recipe – I seared the bananas in the fry pan, and the flavor reminded me a lot of banana bread.

Now I am sitting in Starbucks, writing and attempting to get some work done 😛

Hoping to get out for a run before dinner, if only for the nice weather. Have a great Saturday!

Pumpkin Season

As if fall isn’t perfect enough, it also means it is pumpkin season!! Just one of the many reasons this is my favorite time of year. I can’t wait to start adding it to everything – oatmeal, pancakes, coffee.

Speaking of which, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is now available, which I got tonight after a walk around the new neighborhood with Hannah. For some reason, it didn’t taste as I remember it. It was extremely concentrated and didn’t settle well in my stomach.

BUT I did buy some Pumpkin Spice VIA 🙂 That way I can control the flavor.

First day of school went well! Hopefully I will share some exciting news at the end of the week – but I don’t want to jinx it 🙂

Right Now

I definitely go through phases of different obsessions/addictions – whatever you prefer to call them. I never know how long they will last, but what I do know is that I will always have something to obsess over. Here are some of the things I am into right now.

1. Oatmeal – This is something that has come back around for me. I was in a greek yogurt-for-breakfast phase for a long time, but now nothing sounds better than oatmeal.

Starbuck’s Perfect Oatmeal – with my own banana and scoop of pb 🙂

2. Chevron stripes – if you haven’t noticed, I have had various posts over the past couple weeks with chevron included in some way. (Here and here). Can’t get enough!

3. Elbow patches – now that it is time to start looking for back to school clothes, I’ve noticed elbow patches are still present in the fashion world. Gap has some great options for fall.

What are you obsessing over right now?