I only took two photos this past weekend: one of Max and one of food. (Actually, two photos of food, but one I forced Sly to take on his phone since mine was dead).
If you can’t tell, we had a pretty boring weekend.
But boring in a good way. I like boring. Boring in that we stayed home, organized our fridge, went to the grocery store (finally), caught up on crappy tv, rescued Max from the window ledge (he jumped on it again…bad), made our lunches for the week and cooked a lot (sly, not me). We were good little suburbanites.
Boring lets us catch up on things we ‘keep meaning to do’ even if the things that we never seem to accomplish include painting/anything DIY/anything home-related and/or anything involving real things that need to get done like cleaning/organizing. This weekend we tried out our electric smoker — a wedding gift given to us nearly three years ago that we never opened. Dear wedding gift giver: the smoker was awesome. In cleaning out our freezer we discovered a brisket (??) so we threw that in there, set the timer, and hours later we had true Texas-style brisket eaten with homemade bbq sauce and slaw.
Another freezer find: a hunk of venison given to Sly by his coworkers who are hunters. We were a bit afraid it would be freezer burned since we sorta forgot about it being in there, but we put it in a slow cooker, added some wine and veg, and a day later — amazing!
And finally — our discovery of the weekend — the seafood restaurant/counter at Whole Foods which had a pretty great bowl of saffron infused bouillabaisse, chock-full of seafood for only $12. After all this time searching for a decent seafood place in the DC area and so far the best we’ve found is tucked away inside a Whole Foods next to the produce aisles.