When All You Do All Weekend is Eat.

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Well, here we are- Monday again (Tuesday, when this is posted), and there is another weekend behind us that seemed to have flown by!  I guess that’s a sign of a good weekend!  This weekend was full of a lot of work (yay for new jobs) and a LOT of food.  I’m surely not complaining 🙂


On Thursday, I caught the cooking bug and made these stuffed peppers based off of Michael Solomonov’s awesome cookbook.  I didn’t want to use meat, so I followed the same recipe, but stuffed them with a mix of farrow, carrots, eggplant, and zucchini. Luis came over for dinner and he gave two thumbs up!sal14

On Friday, I taught a couple classes online and then got right to baking.  I made a couple challahs (again, from his cookbook) and a loaf of soft yogurt bread. sal12

While they were rising, I took my booty to the gym for a sweaty body combat workout and after being INCREDIBLY sore from Wednesday’s workout, this class added fuel to the fire and I was so sore the whole weekend.  

I worked more that afternoon, then went to Luis’ office for mid-day drinks.sal3 

It’s one of my favorite things we do all week.  And his too- just look at that face 😉sal4

Friday night, I had a private food tour to do, and then was in bed pretty early.  That’s okay though, because getting an early start to a Saturday is so nice #grandma.  I was dead set on eating on the balcony, so that’s what we did. sal8

It makes me too happy to have this little space!  Emphasis on little….

I worked a bit on Saturday afternoon and then enjoyed a nice coffee while watching life below.sal11

I didn’t have long because Maeghan and I met up for some strong juices and some chit-chatting.sal15 sal16 sal17 

She is one of my last friends left here and I don’t know where I would be without her!!  We went to Celioso in Chueca, which is attached to the BE YOU Hotel.  Oh my gosh, the most beautiful hotel!  I want to just go sit in their lobby with a book and eat their free popcorn.

We met in Chueca, because within an hour I had to jet off to another tour!  This one was…interesting.  I was happy when it was over so Luis and I could go to dinner!  Lovin’ this little ritual of meeting on Saturday night and finding a good bar to get some tapas and drinks.  A quick Google search brought us to Taberna El sur, where we got a ton of food and a drink each for less than 24 Euros.  Add it to your list.  (One plate of food not shown).sal9

My date was even better than that food…

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We were both SO full after that, so we walked around Madrid and then called it a night early.  

On Sunday morning, we went for a run, which is another one of my favorite parts of the week, but not his- he complains the entire time.  Ha.

After our run, I quickly threw on a clean t-shirt for 2.5 hours of VipKid classes and as soon as they were over, I jumped in the shower and ran out the door to meet Luis and his mom for lunch at one of my favorite restaurants in Madrid- Lacana.  On Sundays they do a Moroccan menu and it’s just as good as the weekly menu!

We shared…

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It was like a beef/ cheese quesadilla with spices

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Chicken cous cous (with carmelized onions, walnuts, and raisins)

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Raspberry pudding cake

All was so good and I left extremely full, happy, and feeling so lucky that Luis and his mom treat me like a part of their family.  

Lastly, I walked back to Chueca for my final tour of the weekend (yes, 3 tours).  It was a lot, but it was a fun weekend.  

Monday morning, I was back at work, and by Monday afternoon, back to eating.sal1

Have a great week!

 

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